- Price: €430
- Category: All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 155W, 163W
- Flex: 6/10
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Profile: Camber
- Base: Sintered
- New for 2020/21 season
New for 2020/21 the Drake Battle Rusty is aiming to bridge the gap between street and backcountry, a daunting task no doubt, but the bods at Drake have jumped in with both feet ready to give it a go. Drake teamed up with the Rusty Toothbrush crew for this collab, and it’s already a versatile team favourite for ripping it up no matter where the day may take you.
When you strike it lucky with blower pow you’ll be taking advantage of the crazy surface area that the Battle Rusty brings to the table, the 163 boasting an enormous 27.9cm waist width. You’ll also feel the benefit of the 11mm taper running from nose to tail, nice and wide up front to float like a champ and slightly narrower and more manoeuvrable at the rear, so you can slash and steer with your back foot.
“When you strike it lucky with blower pow you’ll be taking advantage of the crazy surface area that the Battle Rusty brings to the table”
On the super deep days you’ve got the option to use the extra set of inserts at the rear of the board, these allow you to really set your stance back, shifting your weight over the tail and keeping your nose plaining over the surface.
Bringing up the freestyle chops you get a mellow camber running through the Battle Rusty, bringing you that old school pop and aggression, but with a slight early rise in the nose and tail to loosen it up a bit. It’ll be a little less prone to hookups on the hardpack giving you a bit more leeway for scuffed landings.
“A high-quality Aspen wood core is sandwiched between a hybrid fibreglass layup”
Drake has blunted the nose and tail to reduce the running length slightly without affecting the on snow feel. This brings down the swing weight of the board, making it more balanced in the air, and easier to whip round in spins.
A high-quality Aspen wood core is sandwiched between a hybrid fibreglass layup, playful biax laminates underneath with more responsive triax on top to deliver a lively and controlled feel. A Sintra 800 base is fused with Nano Carbon for reduced friction and a smooth glide.