Stepchild Snowboards 2012-2013

15 May, 2012


After 11 years 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), Kicker III 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 Powder Sucks

The sucks has been our most popular board in the line since its introduction 6 yeas ago, and has won the Transworld Good Wood multiple times for best overall snowboard in its category. Its versatile kicker 1 core gives the board great flex and its versatile true twin shape gives this board a great ride. Features kicker 1 core, camber or rocker, triax glass, snag free 4400 structurn base, 24 inserts.

Sizes: 143, 146, 149, 152, 155, 158

Stepchild Latchkey

The Latchkey is our lightweight full tip to tail kicker 1 wood core rail rooster. Its sandwich construction will keep this board burning way past any other and its shaved down nose and tail will give you full jib control in the park and in the streets. Features kicker 1 core, reverse camber, biax glass, twin, snag free 4400 base, 20 inserts. Flex=4-5.

Sizes: 144, 148, 153, 156

Stepchild Powder Sucks and Latchkey

Stepchild Sleazy Rider

Amazing boobs on an amazing ride. The Sleazy is our all terrain ride. The directional twin handles great in the powder with a slightly longer nose to avoid nose-diving. The twin side cut and centered stance allows the board to ride exactly like a twin board on the hard pack when tearing the park or the streets. Features bamboo core, camber, biax glass, directional twin, snag free sintered structurn base, 24 inserts.

Sizing: 152, 156, 158, 162

Stepchild PMS

The PMS is like a breath of fresh air to that time of the month. We can’t guarantee that it will control your rage or flow while on the hill but the directional twin shape combined with our kicker 1 core gives the board a more comfortable feel. Features kicker 1 core, zero camber, biax glass, directional twin, snag free 4400 base, 20 inserts. Flex=4.

Sizes: 146, 149, 152

Stepchild Sleazy Rider, PMS

Stepchild Jibstick

The Jib Stick is our fully loaded premium jib package. We had loaded every feature possible into this board without sacrificing price or weight. The true twin shape, low profile ramping and reverse camber makes this a very fun and easy board to ride. Features kicker III core, reverse camber, round edge tapered tuning, trojan rubber sidewalls, quadrax glass, twin, snag free 4400 base, 24 inserts. Flex=5.

Sizing:143, 148, 153, 156

Stepchild Jib Slim

The Jib Slim is our fully loaded premium jib package with a narrower waist. We had loaded every feature possible into this board without sacrificing price or weight. The true twin shape, low profile ramping and reverse camber makes this a very fun and easy board to ride. Features kicker 1 core, reverse camber, round edge tapered tuning, trojan rubber sidewalls, quadrax glass, twin, snag free 4400 base, 24 inserts. Flex=4.

Sizing: 146, 149, 152

Stepchild Street Recession

This board was built to be destroyed. Unlike most jib specific boards, the street recession has no metal edges. This opens up more terrain like wood and aluminum rails where steel edges will catch and rag you down the stairs. Features kicker 1 core, zero camber, biax glass, edgeless, twin shape, snag free 4400 base, 16 inserts. Flex=3.5

Sizes: 148, 152

Stepchild Jibslim and Street Recession

Stepchild the Dirtbag

If you opted out on the summer job and decided to skate and booze instead then this is the deck for you. It’s new zero camber profile will give you the benefits of reverse camber but keeps the control of a regular camber. Features armocore, zero camber, biax glass, twin, snag free 4400 base, 20 inserts. Flex=4.

Sizes: 144, 148, 153, 156

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 pattern that will last. Features kicker III core, zero camber, park formula sidewalls, kevlar reinforced, triax glass, twin, snag free 4400 structurn base, 28 inserts. Flex=5.

Sizing: 147, 151, 154, 157

Stepchild Simon Chamberlain

All new sizes, twin shape with rocker and a 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. Features kicker III core, reverse camber, park formula sidewalls, triax glass, twin, snag free 4400 structurn base, 28 inserts. Flex=5.

Sizing: 148, 152, 155, 157

 

Stepchild Joe Sexton

Joe is everyone’s favorite dirt. For Joe’s 3rd pro model his tip to tail wood core profile has had our park formula technology added to the sidewalls. The Armadillo plates under your bindings will keep your inserts from blowing out on those hard presses and high impact landings. The limited reverse camber makes this a fun, soft and easy to ride park shred without getting any wash out. Features kicker 1 core, reverse camber, park formula sidewalls, biax glass, twin, snag free 4400 base, 24 inserts. Flex=4.

Sizing: 147, 150, 153, 156

Stepchild FTW

Fuck the world. The FTW is our strongest, and lightest high end freestyle snowboard with a full bamboo core. The bamboo gives this board extra pop and provides a longer lasting flex pattern. Its top of the line sintered base will get you anywhere quick and its diecut base pops off the snow. Features bamboo core, reverse camber, quadrax glass, twin, snag free, sintered structurn base, 28 inserts. Flex=5.

Sizing: 151, 154, 157, 161

Stepchild Wide Glide

The Wide Glide has reverse camber and is specifically designed for riders with bigger feet that are tired of getting shit on. The Wide Glide comes with a kevlar re enforced kicker 1 core layered with triaxial fiberglass. The true twin wide shape makes it a perfect all around freestyle board that eliminates that goofy toe drag. Features kicker 1 core, reverse camber, kevlar reinforced, triax glass, twin, snag free 4400 structurn base, 24 inserts. Flex=5.

Sizes: 153, 156, 159

Stepchild Joe Sexton, FTW, Wide Glide

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2 Comments

  1. bill
    May 16, 2012

    so on point,, bringing that heat. ZigZag rip off is where its at

  2. Elias
    May 22, 2012

    Just as awesome as always!!!!! Hope you will do some reviews on these boards.