Whitegold Snowboards has partnered with Bateleon Snowboards.
Since Kevin Sansalone lives down the street I went and checked out some of the boards in his garage. Of interest to me 'The Shaka'. A solid board designed to be split. Directional, pintail, 3D base. Bamboo down the middle, edges that don't fully wrap around the board but rather have a 1cm break directly in the middle of the tip and tail so it can be cut easily. With the shit season here on the Coast I haven't had this board out yet.
I've known Kevin a long time now and have checked out a few of his boards. I was expecting something like an old spoon too but it's more than just a dished nose and tail. It seems like a good idea to me but I haven't had a chance to ride one yet. I really wish I had a Shaka 160 for the storm that we're getting right now.
Post subject: Re: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:15 pm
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am Posts: 1505 Location: Colorado
I would totally be in favor of this approach on the nose, just bevel back the edge and base at the edge a bit, to make the nose even surfier and more catch free. On a furberg style board this would be the next evolution in perfecting the shape, see how the "Spoon" tech is applied to the the DPS Lotus skis. The old Morrow Spoon as shown, is similar, but as I recall the reasoning (or marketing, depending on how you read it) was that the Morrow's Spoon allowed it to land under, or over, rotated airs more easily, same difference though, as this is the same mechanism which would make the board less catchy and more surfy.