Osprey with "Flight" Graphic
Specs: 132cm Length, Width Profile 160-112-145, Radius 7.2m, Camber 0mm, Rocker: Tip 8mm for 300mm, Tail 5mm for 170mm
The Osprey design was developed in the Spring of 2014. The goal of this design was to make a board that had the size, float and competence of the Spruce Sherpa but was quicker and easier to turn in deep powder. We developed a fleet of prototypes for the 2014.15 season and those proved to be well-liked by all the testers. Prototypes were also tried by a number of the Shredfest attendees in February 2015 and the feedback we got encouraged us to put the board into production. The "Flight" graphic from designer Caleb Warner continues. Subtle colors that are easy to live with.
While the Osprey is not quite as powerful a board as the Sherpa, with its full rocker it is very quick in turn initiation and has a more playful feel than the Sherpa. Compared to the new Stinger board, it is more of a deep untracked powder board. It is still a large board by skiboard standards, however it can be ridden comfortably by riders as light in weight as 150 pounds. It excels in deep powder with its rocker at both tip and tail. Turns are effortless in those conditions. On ice, the flat center camber provides an exceptionally firm edge that is very smooth and free from chatter.
The width profile of the board is the same as the Sherpa (and also Stinger), however that's where the similarity in geometry ends as the Osprey board is a thin board for a softer, more forgiving ride. The board's construction is cap with a wood core. The base is sintered for wax retention and the topsheet is a scratch resistant PBT material. Like other current Spruce boards, there are inserts for center mounting the Spruce riser as well as a -50mm position for deep powder and for riders that prefer a setback binding position.