- Sizes: 153, 157, 161
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £452 / €499
Vimana offers a great twin board for serious freestyle, in the form of the Vufo. However, if you’re looking for something with just a bit more of a directional design to it, the Vimana Clone snowboard would still be your best bet.
As before, the Vimana Clone’s three available lengths each pay tribute to a different legend of Scandanavia and Finland; Fredrik Austbo (153), Markku Koski (157) and Michi Albin (161). All have exact same layup, though – one that’s built for charging and getting airborne.
“When it’s time to send it skywards, the true camber bend gives you the best possible take-off”
The directional shape, stiff flex and sintered base will keep you on a sure footing at breakneck speed, and the formidable sidecut lets you grip and rip when the freshly-groomed piste is calling. Despite all that stability it’s no plank; carbon and kevlar in the build keep things light and responsive, and the wood itself is pretty low on grams too.
When it’s time to send it skywards, the true camber bend gives you the best possible take-off. Ideally you’ll be using this out of bounds, as you might as well opt for the Vufo if you’re staying in the park all day, and the specs ensure that there’s no natural feature too tough for the Clone.