What's so different about women's snowboards?
Truth be told, we don’t have special technologies or innovations that are reserved for women riders. We mostly follow the traditional recipe that make up any snowboard out there. But we add our own subtle twists and thoughtful designs that make a big impact for women’s biological strength, power and center of gravity (or any smaller who is looking for a more compact and nimble board design).
An ultra-high-molecular-weight (UHMW) polyethylene sidewall eliminates traditional steel inside edges in our handbuilt splitboards. This extra-dense plastic increases damping and reduces chatter and weight, creating a much more natural ride on the downhill while maintaining excellent edge grip on the uphill.
All boards start with an aspen core. It has one of the strongest weight-to-strength ratios, making it incredibly snappy and lightweight and ideal for riders who need a supportive but maneuverable board.
Some of our boards come with carbon woven directly into the fiberglass for an all-around stiffer flex from tip to tail. All boards include carbon reinforcement in critical areas, specifically under each foot and (in splitboards) under the touring foot. This support gives riders more torsional stiffness and more power when carving or skinning. This is especially helpful when trying to carve in snow conditions that are heavy, warm, or torn to shreds.
Good luck slapping a sticker onto a Pallas board. We’ve chosen a textured topsheet material because of it’s ability to shed snow, resulting in less unwanted weight on your board. For splitboards, that means less weight to lug uphill. For snowboards, that means whipping around your board quicker and easier.