March 15, 2021 4 min read
Trojan WSS is super excited to bring you the 2022 range of Santa Cruz Snowboards ready for the 2021 snow season. Santa Cruz is regarded as a legendary brand in skateboarding, with distinct, eye-catching graphics and countless innovations that have led the way for a generation of board sports enthusiasts. Santa Cruz has been in the snowboard business since 1989, so they know a thing or two about the sport. With pioneering pros such as Chris Roach, Mike Ranquet and John Cardiel they have helped shape and direct snowboarding to where it is today. The skateboard influenced graphics make these boards pop, and they are full of technology to withstand any punishment you can dish up to them. For all the Santa Cruz snowboards we are stocking this season, we discuss each board's essential features and help you decide which snowboard is right for you.
JP Walker is one of the most influential riders of all time. During the late '90s and 2000's he put out some of the most iconic freestyle video parts and has been recognised with numerous awards. His entire 2009 "This Video Sucks" part was filmed switch. At the time (and possibly still now), no one else had achieved this. It's no surprise then that JP's pro model is a True twin capable of riding the park. However, this board will excel in all conditions. In his own words, JP says, "I've always liked riding one board for all terrain and this board does that job well for me". This all-mountain freestyle board will suit more aggressive or experienced riders. The camber profile will provide stability on landings and hold an edge when carving. With a medium to stiff flex, you will have control when you're going fast and plenty of pop when hitting features. The HCM+ core is designed to maintain torsional strength without impacting longitudinal flex resulting in better edge grip and control. Coming in a range of sizes and with some great graphics, this is one to look out for this season.
Jordan Small grew up in California skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding. Santa Cruz has taken the best aspects of all three sports and built them into his pro model for 2022. Capable of riding everything from the terrain park to powder, this will be an ideal board for someone looking for a versatile one board quiver. The camber profile offers stability and precision, whilst the directional shape allows for extra float in powder. The mid-flex pattern means this board remains playful and versatile in all conditions. Coming with stealthy dark graphics, which has a sanded print, you won't need a stomp pad on this deck.
The Kaleido Dot Snowboard comes in a true twin shape combined with the Santa Cruz "The Snap!" Rocker, making this board ideal for all mountain riders. They describe their Snap! Rocker as a combination of camber and rocker, which means this board will be versatile across the mountain. Camber will enhance the board's responsiveness when ollieing and carving on groomers, whilst the rocker will allow for a better float on powder days and catch free riding in the park. The flex is on the stiffer side of medium for responsive riding, whilst the torsionally rigid Power Lyte HCM+ core will maintain power and precision even in steeper backcountry terrain.
Great value for your money, the Decal 2 snowboard is ideal for freestyle to all mountain riders. The true twin shape and medium flex make this board ideal for the rider looking to jib and spin in the park or across the whole mountain. The Snap! Rocker (a combination of camber and rocker) offers the response of camber when you need it and the catch-free float of rocker when you want it. Also, the profile will help keep your nose up in the powder, making this a versatile board. The HCM Core allows for a more playful ride making this board an excellent choice for any snowboarder from beginner to advanced. The graphic includes classic Santa Cruz logos and images from legendary skate artist Jim Phillips, making this an eye-catching ride.
The Gleam Dot offers a softer flex pattern and narrower shape making this an ideal women's snowboard. This true twin shape will be suitable for beginners to advanced riders looking to progress their freestyle skills. The Snap! Rocker profile means this board will also be ideal for more mellow freeriders as it will allow for more flow in powder and a catch-free ride. The HCM Core has the perfect combination of response and playfulness, making this a versatile board.
Santa Cruz has a board in their line-up for everyone, from beginner to pro. You can check out all the boards we stock at Trojan WSS on our Santa Cruz page. If you are new to snowboarding, read our Snowboard Buyer's Guide and our Guide To Snowboard Cambers to help get you started. We are a one-stop snowboard shop with a great range of snowboarding gear. Get in contact with our friendly team if you'd like to learn more.
April 20, 2021 5 min read
Winter is fast approaching, and the word on the street is "we're in for a good season". Now is the perfect time to start preparing for your next winter adventure, and what could be better than kicking a season with a new snowboard. Whether you're an experienced rider or a first-timer, a new board could be just the thing to kickstart your progression and take your riding to the next level. So if you're a park rat, a powder connoisseur or a big-mountain specialist, we have a board just right for you.
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