The Stranda Descender is a very interesting and versatile board, especially in terms of construction: It is designed for advanced riders and allows safe ascent and descent in high alpine terrain. The low camber profile (approx. 4mm) provides enough float in deep snow.
Stranda Descender Split
The Stranda Descender Split is hardly comparable to the Shorty, which is designed for relaxed tours. With the Descender, Stranda has succeeded in creating a top allround board that performs even in demanding terrain and under difficult conditions.
Ascent: The Descender copes not only with soft, fluffy snow but also with difficult conditions such as hardpack or windblown snow. Compared to the Shorty, the ascent is much easier due to the more moderate and somewhat harder tuned nose. The board halves have a stable "underfoot flex", which gives you some extra efficiency on bumps or in deep snow. Also the ascent in steeper terrain is easy. Well balanced, the tail sinks down on kickturns and the ski turns wonderfully. For traverses or crossings the "low camber" profile and the long effective edge contribute considerably to a secure hold.
Descent: As the name suggests, the Descender Split is built for the way down, but still has extensive uphill characteristics. Thanks to its directional freeride shape, it accelerates in deep snow and holds up even in icy passages. Descending with the Descender Split is amazing, an almost transcendent experience. The directional freeride board accelerates in deep snow and in variable conditions. It can be ridden in narrow trees or technical terrain as well as in wide open fields. Also on the slope the board carves very nicely and withstands even the hardest artificial snow. Damping and flex are tuned in a way that it flaps relatively little even at higher speeds. It is fast and feels very safe. This board can be your tool for all situations.
The Stranda Descender is a very interesting and versatile board, especially in terms of construction: It is designed for advanced riders and allows safe ascent and descent in high alpine terrain. The low camber profile (approx. 4mm) provides enough float in deep snow. Additional "power bumps" provide extra edge hold on ascent and descent. They are effective, but mellow enough not to cause edge bite in certain snow conditions (which has been observed with other snowboarding brands). Taper and setback are moderately chosen to make switch landings easy. The wood core of poplar and paulownia with its ash stringers and carbon inlays provides enough pop and low vibration when you go fast. The Descender Split is also available as shorter 152 cm version for woman.
Shape and Profile
|Board Length (cm)||152||158||161||162 (W)|
Eff. Edge (mm)
|Nose Width (mm)||284||293||299||308|
|Waist Width (mm)||248||258||259||268|
|Tail Width (mm)||275||283||289||299|
|Stance width (cm)||44 - 60||47 - 63||48 - 64||48 - 64|
|Rider Weight range (kg)||50 - 75||70 - 100||70 - 100||75 - 110|
- Lengths 152, 158, 161, 162 Wide
- Profile: Hybrid camber with tip & tail rocker
- Directional shape with 9 / 10mm taper
- Woodcore made of poplar, paulownia and ash stringers
- Triax fiberglass with additional carbon stringers
- Power bumps for extra edge hold
- Aluminium tip & tail protectors
- Four years of warranty