Unity Snowboards 2011-2012

20 Apr, 2011


Unity Snowboards are hand crafted in Summit County, Colorado and just minutes from the mountains.  They have created big mountain boards to splitboards and now are frequently seen in the parks and pipes (often winning big time contests).

For 2012, Unity introduces the Whale model with a wide nose and shorter effective edge, it’s meant for powder but can handle the groomers.  The ultralight is missing but the standard models dominion, pride, origin, reverse and virgo are back.  Unity also continues with splitboards on the dominion and new this year for splitboards is the reverse splitboard option.

Unity Whale

The whale boards are a new type of surf style freeride board.  They moved the wide point on the nose of the board back to match where the nose rocker starts, this makes the board initiate a turn quicker and makes the effective edge of the boarder shorter than normal making the board feel shorter than it is.  Nose rocker, flex=5, 20-25 inches stance options, full length vertically laminated wood core, bulletproof sintered P-tex sidewall, Trizac finished 2001 durasurf sintered base, Art by Corinne Weidmann, text from Moby Dick.

Sizes:  160, 167

Unity Dominion

The dominion has always been the classic big mountain freeride board but for 11/12 it is the big mountain board with a directional rocker design.  Directional rocker has camber underfoot with a rockered nose, added two carbon fibers that come from under the front foot and run forward through the rocker zone.  Nose Rocker, Flex=8, full length vertically laminated wood core, bulletproof sintered P-tex sidewalls, Trizac finished 4001 durasurf sintered base.

Sizes:  155, 159, 164, 168, 160W, 165W, 170W, 180

Unity Reverse and Dominion Splitboards

You can get splitboards in the Dominion and Reverse series boards, the construction and rocker design is the same as the solid versions of the boards however on the splitboards they add S-glass stringers throughout the middle of each side of the split to reinforce each ski when in touring mode.  The splits have sintered P-tex sidewalls and rockwell 48 steel edges in the center of the board.  The splits will be available with the standard voile insert pattern and will have the tip clips and hooks installed.  You will need to have the Voile universal splitboard interface to mount your bindings to the board.

Reverse Split Sizes:  155, 159, 164

Dominion Split Sizes:  159, 164, 168, 170W, 180

Unity Origin

The origin is the true twin park board, traditional camber, completely symmetrical in both shape and flex and feature a centered stance, perfect for hitting huge park jumps or boosting in the pipe.  This is the board of choice for Unity pipe riders:  Zach Black, Dylan Bidez, JJ Thomas.  Traditional camber, flex=7, full length vertically laminated wood core, bulletproof sintered P-tex sidewalls, durasurf 2001 sintered base.

Unity Reverse

These boards are twin tip shapes with twin flex patterns, reverse camber design which has a small amount of camber between the feet and then angles up at flat angles from the foot area, 6mm of rise on the tip and tail, art by Christopher David Carr.  Reverse camber, flex=4, full length vertically laminated wood core, bulletproof sintered P-tex sidewalls,  durasurf 2001 sintered base.

Sizes:  146, 152, 155, 154MW, 158MW, 159, 160W, 164, 165W

Unity Pride

Ultimate do it all directional freestyle board, directional in shape and flex.  Deep sidecut, carbon wrapped core creates two X designs under each foot that give a snappy and lively feel to the board.  Traditional camber, flex=9, full length vertically laminated wood core, bulletproof sintered P-tex sidewalls, Trizac finished 4001 durasurf sintered base.

Sizes:  152, 155, 159, 164, 160W, 165W

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Unity Virgo

High performance reverse camber women’s specific board featuring light weight tri-axial fiberglass for reduced board weight and a softer flex pattern.  Twin tip shape and flex with centered radial sidecuts.  Reverse camber, flex=3, stance options 20-25 inches, full length vertically laminated wood core, bulletproof sintered P-tex sidewall, trizac finished 2001 durasurf sintered base.

Sizes:  145, 148, 152, 155

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