The Archetype is the brainchild of our R&D lab. Designed to be the ultimate powder board. A board that dominates in the steep and deep but can tackle any terrain you put in its way. The unique shape and considered design add up to produce something that will always put a smile on your face.
The first thing you notice about the Archetype is its unique kicked swallow tail. Unlike any other swallowtail this follows the profile of a more traditional tail shape, rising up from the snow. This drastically improves all round performance over any other swallowtail board without sacrificing hard snow performance, making it incredibly versatile. The tail also acts like a hot fork through ice cream, driving down into powder to lift the nose and keep you surfing effortlessly. Another advantage of the unique tail shape is stability when landing thanks to the addition of 2 carbon beams. These extend from the centre of the board out to the end of the tail. Unlike solid tails that fight against soft snow or typical swallowtails that are super loose and wash out, this makes the tail hold strong and slide smoothly into the snow giving you the most solid platform you’ve ever felt. Combine this with our Hover Camber profile and an aggressive taper that ranges from 25-30mm (depending on size) and you get a board whose nose will never sink, no matter how deep it gets.
Despite its wider size, the Archetype is no more difficult to handle than your daily driver. This is achieved by blending Poplar and Paulownia in the core. This is lighter than our standard wood core but with a greater strength to weight ratio and better response.
New for 1819 is our redesigned Smoothride Sidewall. This builds upon our original award winning technology and helps reduce our overall impact on the environment. A more efficient manufacturing process cuts waste without sacrificing the impact and vibration absorbing properties, helping to provide the smoothest ride possible. Fibreglass layups are also enhanced through the use of tri-axial glass that includes a pre-cured layer above the core for more response and torsional rigidity without adding weight. And of course it’s all finished off with the Channel mounting system for infinite stance adjustment.
Got this board recently but haven't rode it yet so i can't comment on how it handles for me but i trust the reviews here and a buddy of mine had a chance to try it out on demo days and was amazed and also purchased one :). Will update my review as soon as i tried it.
Stoked to rip the shit out of it this coming season and going smaller 150cm based on their weight recommendation...the shortest I will ever ride. I'm 145lbs, 5"8', usually ride 155-159. Hope it holds up. Strapping in with Burton Genesis X. Review to be continued.......
Other board in the pic is the Pioneer 155 Wide with Burton Malavita.
Love this board , rips pow, so much snap from tail, holds big carves on anything, launches of natural features, rides switch decent. Only wish it had a stiffer nose by a tiny bit for butters but it’s not meant for that but it would have made it a quicker killer for me if it did! Fav board out of all my boards!
This board is made of magic. Effortless float. Turns on a dime. HUGE pop. And rails, and I mean rails a carve.
Endeavor guys are great to deal with.
Got the board quickly. Fit and finish is superb. Cant wait for the next season.