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Vimana Vufo 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 153, 156, 159, 162, 166
  • Flex: 7
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £429 / €475
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The Vimana Vufo is a favourite amongst the Vimana team riders when it comes to charging big features, and it’s easy to see why. Vimana is all about keeping things simple, and this board is a fine example of that being put into action.

With a traditional camber profile, you can be sure this board provides exactly what a classic camber board should – snap and impeccable edge hold. The stiffer flex gives you great response and combined with the fast sintered base you can be sure to gain loads of speed while charging towards the biggest features in the park.

“Bulletproof as Kevlar is, these stringers will hold through the toughest of days, and give you all the pop you need while also reducing vibrations”

Despite its main mission being to hit the park, the Vufo works well in powder too. With V-tips at both ends, there’s more volume at both tip and tail. This gives the stick a better flow and also ensures it will keep afloat in powder.

What gives this freestyle beast even more snap is the carbon/Kevlar stringers running from tip to tail. Bulletproof as Kevlar is, these stringers will hold through the toughest of days and give you all the pop you need while also reducing vibrations.

You know what to expect with a brand like Vimana, keep it simple and let the board do the talking. No fancy top sheets or complicated tech needed – the Vimana Vufo is a great example of all the greatness this Norwegian brand keeps hidden up its sleeves. We encourage anyone who’s looking for an aggressive traditional camber board to take this stick for a spin.

Tester’s Verdict

Paul WoolProfessor

“This board is a fucking beast, a tank ready to plow through whatever gets in your way. This fast charging freeride snowboard is not for chilled cruising or noodle parties, it is time to get serious.

My board of choice over the last two seasons has been the Vimana Continental Camber; another freestyle focused all-mountain board. Like ditching a Prius for a Porsche, the Vufo really feels like the next level of radness. Everything is amplified.

“The no-nonsense camber gives crazy pop, linking turns relentlessly”

It is stiff as hell and has a camber profile to match, making everything you do a power move. The no-nonsense camber gives crazy pop, linking turns relentlessly. The edge is sublime, the sidecuts seems pretty standard but the contact points really dig in like crazy, holding on at speed and allowing you to get low and let loose – turns you couldn’t get away with on a lesser board. Whether it’s powder, groomer or ice, the Vufo is going to hold on and give you support.

Because it is so fast and powerful, it almost feels heavy underfoot, but actually it’s a pretty light board and feels great to jump, super stable in the air and a great camber pop off the lip. The big old V-tips give a better of extra lift over sketchy side hits, crud and chop, even skiers.

I’ll admit, I ate shit a bunch of times on this from not paying attention, it is a lot of work, this ain’t no holiday, you’ve got to work to keep up with it, but hell, what a ride. Serious fun. It’s the perfect board for the freestyle rider who demands speed and control.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Tom Copseyonboardmag.com

“This was certainly big and powerful, but still fun. Billed as a team favourite for chargers, the 166 that I tested is the length Vimana honcho Tronna – a tall, well-set dude – had built for himself so he too could enjoy the progressive freestyle features his more diminutive team would enjoy. Though it was a tad on the long side for me, especially for a freestyle-oriented board, it was certainly a speedy and super-responsive ride.

“This had a ton of pop and edge hold for gunning it at and over bigger jumps”

Regular-cambered for no-nonsense response, this had a ton of pop and edge hold for gunning it at and over bigger jumps, but just for tearing up the hardpack you could feel the juice within. The V-Tips with their touch of early rise also help get over crud and would no doubt give pow performance a boost.

The Vufo is certainly stiff and requires a bit of effort, but it’s a great steed for all-mountain freestylers who like to send it”.

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