The 2020 Gentemstick Barracuda snowboard is tailored to riders searching for an all-round powder board that can handle it all, from tight, technical tree runs to steep, open faces. The shallow swallowtail and subtle taper are the key designs to this all-round fish that performs in any conditions you can throw at it.
Gentemstick boards originated in the powder-heavy lands of Niseko, Japan are the brain-child of legendary snowboarder and a surfer Taro Tamai. The board shapes often take heavy inspiration from the retro snowboards of the 1980's along with modern surfboards, offering riders a floaty, surfy ride that feels like nothing you have experienced before. These uniquely designed snowboards boast true ingenuity and legendary craftsmanship.
The wide nose width provides the float whilst the short length ensures super-swift moves. The bamboo-core promises a strong snap-back and the shallow swallowtail a distinct manoeuvrability. The super-short and super-fat outline assures an extraordinary carving ability and an incredible sense of speed.
The Barracuda uses Gentemstick's Acceleration Camber, which features flat from the widest point of the nose to the front foot, before going into positive camber in the middle to the tail. Incredibly, applying weight to the board pushes the camber arc down and subsequently lifts the nose. This gives the board next-level float and pin-point control, even in the deepest of snow.
A slightly longer length makes the Gentemstick Barracuda more than just a fun resort board, turning it into a major player with big line versatility. This snow surfing snowboard is perfect for powder-hounds looking to expand their riding potential and try new experiences in the mountains.
Bamboo and Hardwood Core - Strong and light woods target specific areas of the core for a lightweight, smooth and responsive ride
Acceleration Camber Profile - A powder-friendly camber profile that lifts the nose of the board when you strap in.
Deep Fish Tail - Ultimate float and carve in powder