In my recap of SIA for day two I talked briefly about these. Now I personally think its funny but completely worthless and if anything it probably hinders the performance of the board. Here’s a couple pics of them.
Basically as it was told to me these 3mm inserts were designed to add flare to your snowboard, why? I honestly haven’t figured that out nor was there a real good reason told to me. Then again this is the same company that when I asked them about rocker they told me it was a fad and that he didn’t like the way it rode so why bother investing time into it.
One might begin to wonder if you have a 3mm insert right next to the edge of the board, that some structural integrity might be compromised or that you might get a dead spot. Now I haven’t ridden any of the decks with this and probably won’t because its only offered on a traditional cambered board and even if was offered on their rockered deck I’d probably be a bit skeptical the thing would ride like ass. But my guess is if you’re pushing something cosmetic over something that is actually revolutionary your company has some issues to begin with. Let me hear your thoughts.