Stepchild Snowboards 2011-2012

28 Mar, 2011


10 years ago, an independent snowboard company came out of the woodwork that didn’t plan to take over the world, just create high quality boards and enjoy snowboarding.  Stepchild Snowboards is still an independent brand with the heart and soul of riders involved behind it.  With team riders Joe Sexton, Simon Chamberlain and JP Walker holding it down on Stepchild boards, it’s no surprise they’ve secured a place in snowboarding with park/urban destroyers and hilarious graphics.

Stepchild Snowboards continues to offer a range of technology in their snowboards.  The constructions range from armorcore (ABS/poplar wood core with glue injection), Kicker I core (poplar wood core), Kicker II core (poplar wood core with beech rails and beech insert strips), Bamboo Kicker Core (poplar wood core with beech power rails and tip to tail bamboo insert strips).  Stepchild has reverse camber, camber or zero camber options.  For the park destroyers, Stepchild uses RETT (predulled edges between the bindings), park formula sidewall (impact absorption), snag free bases (no die cuts or joints in the base material which is usually how the board will snag) and armadillo plates (strengthens the board around the inserts without interupting the flex pattern).

Stepchild Street Recession

The whole idea behind this board is to destroy it!  The street recession has no metal edges so you can hit wood or aluminum rails without catching, zero camber and some with a snag free base.  This is a street and urban specific board.  Features kicker I core, stone ground, biax glass, 16 inserts, non-stick UV lacquer finish, tip to tail sandwich wood core, stone ground base.

Sizes:  148, 152

Stepchild Street Recession Base

Stepchild Dirtbag

If you opted out on a summer job and decided to skate or sit on your ass instead then this is a quality and affordable board for you, perfect board for the lazy riding stoner that spent all his money on weed and candy.  Features armorcore (high durable construction), screened base, smooth soft belt base finish – prewaxed, solid pre cured biax fiberglass, 20 inserts, non stick UV laquer coating, armor core composite construction.

Sizes:  144, 148, 153, 156

Stepchild Dirtbag Base

Stepchild Latchkey

This is the new and completely redesigned latchkey.  This board has a lightweight sandwich construction twin shape with a tip to tail kicker I wood core, snag free base, reverse camber, armadillo plate binding reinforcement.  The new latchkey is a park destroyer and our official 10-year anniversary model.  Features kicker I core, screened base, smooth soft belt base finish, pre waxed, solid pre cured biax fiberglass, 20 inserts, non stick UV laquer coating.

Sizes:  144, 148, 153, 156

Stepchild Latchkey Base

Stepchild Powder Sucks

The sucks board has been one of our most popular boards since its first introduction 5 years ago.  The smooth flexing kicker I core and versatile twin shape make this an easy to ride board with great response.  The sucks board is available in regular camber and rocker camber.  While the improved construction, shaping and strength has slightly changed over the years, name remains the same.  This board will do everything for you but suck.  Features kicker I core, screened base,smooth soft belt base finish, pre waxed, lightweight biax glass, 24 inserts, armadillo plate binding reinforcement, non stick UV lacquer coating.

Sizes:  149, 152, 152MW, 155, 155MW, 158

Stepchild Powder Sucks Base

Stepchild Park Rat

The soft flex and gentle sidecut of this board is ideal for the smaller rider.  The armor core composite construction gives this board strength without sacrificing the weight, performance and flex.  It is designed with the young rippers in mind.  Features armorcore (high durable construction), screened base, smooth soft belt base finish, prewaxed, biaxial fiberglass, 16 inserts.

Sizes:  121, 129, 132, 136, 140

Stepchild Latchkey, Dirtbag, Street Recession, Park Rat

Stepchild Jibstick

The jibstick comes with trojan rubber 2.0 impact strips embedded in the sidewall.  The RETT is an edge detuning process that dulls the edges between your bindings so you don’t have to.  You can basically throw bindings on this and take it straight to the streets.  Features twin shape, reverse camber, kicker III core (slim version has kicker I core), armadillo plate binding reinforcement, snag free base, screened base, smooth soft belt finish, pre waxed, quadrax fiberglass, 24 inserts, non stick UV lacquer coating, bracketed rocker:  4mm-143, 148.  6mm-153.  8mm-156.

Jibstick Sizes:  143, 148, 153, 156

Jibstick Slim Sizes:  146, 149,152

Stepchild Joe Sexton

This is year two for Joe Sexton’s pro model.  It has the same flex and versatile shape as his first year pro model.  The Joe Sexton pro model will not make you smell like an old laundry basket or crave candy.  Like it’s namesake, this board is a park and rail killer.  Features kicker I core, screened base, smooth soft belt finish, prewaxed, biax fiberglass, 24 inserts, non stick UV lacquer coating, armadillo plate binding reinforcement, reverse camber.

Sizes:  143, 147, 150, 153

Stepchild Sleazy Rider

Sleaze dogs beware!  This board will knock her top off!  The strong and lightweight bamboo core gives this board extra pop and provides a longer lasting flex pattern.  The directional twin will get you through any terrain you want from big mountain to the park and even onto the streets.  Features bamboo core, structurn base finish – sintered, smooth soft belt finish, pre waxed, biax glass, 24 inserts, non stick UV lacquer finish, armadillo plate binding reinforcement.

Sizes:  152, 156, 158, 162

Stepchild JP Walker

JP’s newest twin pro model has updated impact absorbing park formula sidewalls and a snag free base.  This board comes with zero camber and a kicker III core that is reinforced with kevlar strips for a stable flex patern that will last.  Like, JP, this board can destroy anything from park to street rails and powder.  Features kicker III core, structurn base finish-screened, smooth soft belt finish, prewaxed, non stick UV lacquer coating, triax fiberglass, 28 inserts, armadillo plate binding reinforcement, zero camber.

Sizes:  147, 151, 154, 157

Stepchild Simon Chamberlain

All new sizes, twin shape with rocker and poppy kicker III core flex.  This pro model is 8 years in the making and comes with the new impact absorption park formula sidewalls and a snag free base.  This board will get you into some steezy Simon presses in the park and also throw a good pow roost.  Features kicker III core, structurn base finish, smooth soft belt finish, pre waxed, triax fiberglass, 28 inserts, non stick UV lacquer finish, armadillo plate binding reinforcement, reverse camber.

Sizes:  148, 152, 155, 157

Stepchild FTW

Free the world or fuck the world – you decide.  The FTW is a strong and lightweight snowboard with a bamboo core.  The bamboo gives this board extra pop and provides a longer lasting flex pattern.  The versatile twin shape and rocker camber make this an easy to ride board with great response.  Features bamboo core, structurn base finish sintered, smooth soft belt finish, prewaxed, non stick UV lacquer coating, quadrax glass, 28 inserts, armadillo plate binding reinforcement.

Sizes:  151, 154, 157

Stepchild Limited Edition PMS (Women’s)

Available in 146 (lite flow), 149 (regular flow), 152 (heavy flow).

Not pictured (but to describe it, the stepchild is riding a bloody wave) and the base says “heavy flow” or whatever is next to the size above.

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Shay

From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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5 Comments

  1. Sebastian
    March 28, 2011

    Wow, there’s some really nice artwork on some of those sticks.

  2. billy
    March 29, 2011

    these are sick, stoked on what stepchild are doing. best i’ve seen so far.

  3. Duncan
    March 31, 2011

    Amped for the next generation of Stepchild shred sticks… Every year I am more impressed, Think I might have to leave my girl for Stepchild… I’m totally in love…

  4. Pfunk
    March 31, 2011

    The Sexton graphics are so sick!

  5. bailey
    July 18, 2011

    so disappointed everything is going to rocker now…am i the only one who likes riding cambered jib boards? im down to like 1 board from each company hahah