Venture Snowboards 2011-2012

25 May, 2011

When it comes to being homegrown in Colorado, Venture has been it since 1999.  Deep in the mountains of Silverton, Colorado, Venture builds boards for the mountains that surround them and uses 100% windpower for their operations.   They build the boards they want – no hype, no frills – just solid engineering and stellar performance.

For snowboard construction, Ventures are made in Silverton, CO and feature a handmade FSC core, triaxial fiberglass, quadratic sidecut, P-tex sidewall and base, multiple widths and inlaid base graphics.  For rocker technology, Ventures feature a flat profile with rocker on the nose/tail (each model varies on where the flat ends/rocker begins).

Venture Zephyr

Designed for all mountain versatility, the zephyr is a quiver killer in the truest sense of the word.  It transitions effortlessly between varied terrain, conditions and riding styles and makes the entire mountain your playground.  High speed carves, gravity defying jibs, bottomless pow turns, you name it.  Solid and split versions available.

Sizes:  24WW: 150, 154.  25WW:  155, 159, 163.  26WW: 160, 164, 168. 27WW: 165, 169

Venture Storm

Developed in conjunction with Silverton Mountain, this deck craves big lines and burly terrain.  It’s chatter proof when bombing open steeps but agile enouhg to navigate tight trees and narrow chutes without flinching.  Moderate taper and a softer nose provide float for untouched powder fields while a stiffer midsection and tail lend stability and control in unpredictable big mountain conditions.  Minor tweaks to the flex for 2011, this deck is truly dialed for whatever the mountain throws your way.  Solid and split versions available.

Sizes:  24WW: 152, 156, 160.  25WW:  157, 161, 165.  26WW: 162, 166, 170.  27WW: 171, 181

Venture Helix

As the world’s first twin tipped, rockered splitty, the Helix has revolutionized backcountry riding.  The ideal choice for riders who push the limits both frontcountry and back, it’s true twin shape offers the benefits of a freestyle deck while bomber construction and aggressive flex bring increased stability, energetic turns and solid landings.  Whether sessioning the park or dropping a cornice, the Helix gives freestyle riders the freedom to take their skills anywhere with confidence and dexterity.  Solid and split versions available.

Sizes:  25WW:  158, 162.  26WW:  163, 167

Venture Odin

A big mountain quiver of one, the Odin is the result of a close collaboration between legendary big mountain rider Johan Olofsson and Venture’s founder and design engineer, Klemens Branner.  Dubbed Odin after the Norse god of war and wisdom, this deck is a nod to its creators’ Viking roots and embodies core concepts of Scandinavian design like simplicity of form and function. Tailored to Olofsson’s riding style and preferred terrain, the Odin combines all mountain versatility with powder specific features for optimal performance across a full range of big mountain conditions.  For its inaugural season, the Odin is available in a limited range of sizing, both solid and split.

Sizes:  25WW:  164, 168.  26WW: 169, 173

Venture Base

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