Spruce "Slingshot" Skiboard New for 2019.20
The Spruce Slingshot is a new design for the 2019.20 season. It is a "V-shape" design with a wide tip with some rocker and a narrower tail. Testing by some of our Pro Staff riders has shown this to be an extremely versatile board that can handle hardpack, ice, powder and moguls as long as the rider adjusts their weight position from front to back on the boards to fit the snow condition.
The "weight forward" position is used whenever snow is smooth hard-pack or ice. The wide tip will pull the board into the next turn when the rider's weight is forward giving a more precise and aggressive carved turn feeling.
When snow is soft and relatively loose and mostly unpacked, the riders weight can be centered and turns can made made using body rotation and side-to-side weight shifts.
In deep powder conditions, the narrow tail naturally sinks so leaning back isn't necessary. The wide rockered tip provides lift at the front of the board so powder turns can be made easily.