Atomic Freeride Snowboards: Interested in learning more about this style of Atomic Snowboard? Check out our Learn Center page about Atomic Freeride Snowboards!
If you're buying this board for a big-footed rider, check out one of the WIDE ones, it will be a better platform for a big foot.
Atomic Board Flex Rating: 6: Atomic's Flex Ratings go from 2 (soft) to 8 (stiff), so this board is in the upper end of stiffness. Stiffer boards have higher top speeds, have better stability at speed and better stability through bumpy/choppy terrain--but softer boards are easier to learn on and easier to do terrain park tricks with. At a rating of 6, the rider using this board would be a strong All-Mountain snowboarder that may do laps in the park every once in a while but is more often than not shredding around somewhere off-piste.
Atomic's Pop Rocker FR is Atomic's off-piste camber shape. While not completely reverse camber, the amount of this board that is rockered is more significant than any of the other Pop Rocker versions. The longer rockered section in the nose means that this board will have exceptional float in powder and choppy snow, and the flat camber underfoot will provide a stronger edge hold than a reverse camber ride.
Atomic Renu: This Renu product uses high quality recycled and eco-friendly materials to lessen the rider's carbon footprint.
1 Degree Power Bevel: This minimal edge angle allows for quicker edge to edge transitions than more exaggerated bevels. This edge bevel is built for speed and stability, but not for beginners, as you are more likely to catch an edge.
7200 Sintered Base: The stone ground finish of this base, along with the 7200 level Sintered material improves glide, and is typically found on intermediate and above level boards. This is often called a UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) base.
Truth3 Lightweight Wood Core: The Truth3 core is made of specially chosen, high-density Poplar along the edges and the inserts, and specially chosen low density poplar in between. This makes the board strong and beefy where it needs to be, and superlight where it doesn't.
Kinetic Core FS: Atomic replaces part of the core in the nose of the board with a lighter, livelier "space-age material" (yes, they are coy about the actual material) than wood. This allows the nose to float on powder days but still gives the rider some pop and agility when carving on hardpack snow.
D4 Sandwich Construction: This type of sandwich (full sidewall) construction sandwiches 4 layers of glass in between the poplar woodcore sections. There are definitely more complicated ways of describing this technology, but it would be hard for both of us to understand. Basically D4 construction means this board is extremely lively and poppy, so when you load it up with a turn, its going to accelerate you out of the turn.
Twin Progressive Sidecut: The sidecut used in most (good) park boards, a Twin Progressive sidecut lets you get in and out of turns quickly and easily. This sidecut is best for spinning, jumping, riding switch and just playing around in general--and they are worst at railing icy groomers at Mach 5.