All Mountain Freestyle
For the 2016/17 version Venture has lengthened the nose and tail of the Zelix for more float, softened the flex, and added more sidecut to make it more maneuverable and playful. A small amount of taper and slightly offset stance give the Zelix its directional-twin character, but you can still rip it switch without missing a turn. Like all Venture splitboards, the Zelix split is built with high precision and zero tolerances. You won't find a tighter inside edge on any splitboard out there.
Venture Snowboard Production:
This special formula follows a linear path underfoot, with mellow rise starting just outside the inserts, and eliminates the lack of control often associated with rockered boards. As a result Ventures offer the best of both worlds - a playful, surfy ride in soft snow, but plenty of control and edge grip when you need it.
Sustainably grown and harvested hardwoods - blends from aspen/poplar/ash cut weight while staying strong and snappy. The aspen is sourced less than 100 miles from Ventrue's Silverton factory. In each board strategically placed poplar and ash stringers complement the aspen by reinforcing high-stress zones and maintaining Venture’s legendary durability.
Seamless Split Technology
To ride splitboards like solid boards Venture has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to slop between the inner edges and imprecise hardware placement.
P-Tex Sidewall & Base
For bombproof durability Durasurf sintered base glides fast as a race board and deflects all but the gnarliest core shots.
Torsional stiffness is the key to good edgehold - especially on a rockered board. With fibers aligned in the direction of torsional stress, triaxial fiberglass is the best material for the job.
Cold-Rolled High Carbon Edges
Rockwell 48 carbon steel edges are extremely durable and stay true when others blow out.
Fusion Flex & Sidecut
The right combination of flex and sidecut is Venture’s secret sauce, and is essential for balancing playfulness with control. The perfect fusion of these two elements distributes edge pressure evenly on the snow, boosting stability and edge hold.
Inlaid Base Graphics
Boards with inlaid base graphics have an advantage over printed graphics because with inlay, the base material bonds directly with the other components rather than with a weak layer of ink.
Evil Twin Base Technology
Every base has a negative, and by swapping the spare parts from one base with those from another, Venture is able to use materials more efficiently and eliminate waste.
Castor Bean Topsheets
Topsheet material made from the oil of castor beans to reduce the use of petroleum products and having the most durable topsheet material available.