- Sizes: 153, 156, 159, 162, 166
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £429 / €475
“We keep it simple” goes the Vimana motto, and this model lives up to it. The Vimana Vufo snowboard is built for high-end freestyle, but doesn’t need to dazzle you with complicated tech to prove its worth.
The Vimana Vufo boasts a classic camber bend, one that’s fairly pronounced for maximum pop and edge hold. There’s no rocker blend at each end – just straight-up camber. Combined with the stiffness, that makes the Vufo a formidable ride that needs to be treated with respect. If you’re capable enough, though, nothing will feel quite like it.
“The Vufo is a formidable ride that needs to be treated with respect”
The core is 100% poplar wood, which is often a trait found in ‘entry-level’ fare. Again, simple but not basic – it’ll provide a predictable, even flex and plenty of strength, without being too heavy. Carbon and kevlar additives are in there too, to stiffen it up.
At each end is a new development from Vimana – the ‘V-Tip’. By increasing the surface area of the nose and tail without affecting the running length, it will perform better in powder when the time comes. It was a suggestion of the Vimana team riders, who prefer a true twin even in the backcountry, and makes the Vufo a bit more of an all-rounder.
It’s main purpose is the park, though, so if you’ve got the chops to handle it then the Vimana Vufo will deliver in spades.