We love winter, and we want to do our part to protect our winter seasons. This is the eighth season we have taken steps to reduce wasteful components by using natural, earth-friendly materials. Our E.S.P. materials use clean and renewable resources such as Bamboo in the core and sidewalls. We also use a strong lightweight wood (X-Wood) that is grown close to our factory, reducing the carbon footprint of our boards.
Bamboo can be re-grown in a short period of time from existing root systems, therefore eliminating ecosystem erosion. Bamboo also possesses amazing strength characteristics that will give your board a more lively ride, super pop and snap, lighter weight and more durability than most traditional woods used in snowboard construction.
Developed using one species of pure poplar wood. It has proven flex, pop, natural strength, and durability that we want in all our lines. We’ve chosen this core as our mainstay park core to keep the line super fun and easily obtainable.
Long noted as our most popular core series, E.S.P. II uses a mix of bamboo and poplar to reduce weight and optimize board strength. Utilization of bamboo within this core significantly enhances the liveliness of the ride, while also increasing the board’s ability to dampen chatter without the use of additional materials. The bamboo laminates maintain the F.V.K.’s pop and longevity to keep you outside longer, and of course is a renewable resource that we are stoked on.
The E.S.P. III core uses virtually every element of our core technology. A mix of X-Wood, Poplar and Bamboo, with an overall percentage of X-Wood, this core was engineered to significantly reduce weight while increasing the board’s strength and pop. X-Wood provides our boards with a base that is comparable in strength to Popular but has weight characteristics similar to a balsa wood. MNMNT has selected X-wood for the E.S.P III core to maintain its high standard of durability. Over 70% of the core is compromised of the strong but light X-Wood.
The E.S.P. ULTRA Core has been re-engineered to be lighter than ever before and contains our Torsion Control Core. Horizontal laminates are placed under the binding area makes it soft torsionally but torsionally tight under your feet. The core now contains 92% X-Wood, making it one of the lightest boards out.
All Mountain to Powder
This year we are offering our District series with true Flat Camber. This means zero camber throughout the board. This technology offers the rider to get as close as possible to that skate feel. This camber profile is incredibly stable, quick reacting and balanced. Transitions are much smoother with better edge interaction with the snow, and even more maneuverable than a regular rockered board. We designed these decks with the true park rider at heart. The flat surface is very stable on rails and loads quickly and easily for max pop on any park feature.
We are huge fans of regular/traditional camber and use this profile in majority of our lineup. The camber distance (from the center of the board to the ground) helps determine how lively and responsive your board is. As you apply pressure and flatten the board with your feet/weight, power is transferred towards the edges creating responsive and livelier turns. Ollies are more powerful resulting in an amazing day on the hill. If you want edge control and responsiveness, you want regular camber.
We added our “Park Camber” three seasons ago. This profile is a hybrid design fusing elements of reverse and regular camber. Specifically, it is reverse cambered before the bindings, regular cambered under the bindings, then it goes flat/no camber to the contact points where it is reverse again.
Park Camber gives the board pop and responsiveness along with the benefits of reverse camber. This ultimately reduces your chances of catching an edge without limiting your boards grip. By combining camber profiles, our Park Camber provides a ride that is perfect for killing the park, while also handling groomers and creating solid float on a good pow day. When in the park, if you spin with a reverse cambered deck, you’ll wash out trying to land straight. Not with our Park Camber! With choosing the E.S.P II wood combination and Park Camber design, the F.V.K series is potent on both flex and durability.
Back for a second year, our Tragedy series uses the ERC profile design. ERC, or Early Rise Camber, is just what it claims to be. Flat camber from the tail to the front binding, where a subtle reverse camber begins toward the nose, leading to a slightly lengthened kick nose. The Tragedy is an all mountain killer plain and simple. The shortened tail, flat camber and early rise nose ensure that this board will float all day in deep snow. But at the same time, is plenty stable in the tail to land big park jumps and jib smoothly.
There are a lot of folks out there that believe reverse camber decks are for jibbing. We think it’s best for powder riding and for beginners.
With its concave shape, you don’t have to exert as much energy on deep pow days keeping your front leg up, saving your thighs for more pow runs. A reverse cambered deck also allows you to ride powder with a smaller sized board. Since the tips are raised/concave, you don’t have to worry about the extra surface area needed from a regular cambered deck to stay afloat easier.
There is little resistance on the edges as you apply pressure with your weight and flatten the board. This decreases the edge to edge response, and your changes of catching an edge; which makes this favorable for beginners learning the sport. It does feel like you are riding a snowboard with really dull edges, and the board feels a little looser than a regular/traditional cambered deck. This also makes shorter reverse cambered decks a choice for park rats to jib around in the park.