Oct 6, 2011
Author: Richard Hillier, with files from the SBC Grade EH Testers
Size Tested: 159cm
Conditions and Terrain: Powder, Groomers, Chunder, Drops, Trees
Camber: Rocker on the out, Flat on the in.
Core: Poplar-Ash Composite – Handmade
Shape: Directional, Tapered
Available Sizes: 150, 154, 155, 159, 160, 163, 164, 165, 168, 169
Local Shop Price: $585.95
Venture has been around for just over ten years, constructing boards by hand in Silverton Colorado that are designed to ridden everywhere and over anything. A solid construction results in a board produces good pop for bouncing out of the powder with a stiffness that’ll keep your turns consistent. And it’s that specific stiffness and shape that cause this board to be a big mountain powerhouse rather than a park slayer.
Bigger, stronger riders will get more out of this board. If you know you spend your time exploring and pride yourself in using products that are designed and produced by hand and not machine, the Venture Zephyr may be what you’re looking for.
WHAT THE SBC TESTERS ARE SAYING:
Good landings, good float, stable, good edge hold ·
“A decent ollie in this board with good stability at higher speeds.”
On the heavy side, turning will take some getting used to ·
“Definitely more geared towards powder freeriding than freestyle.”
Cool Tech Features:
- Also available as a split board
- Handmade wood composite core
- Quadratic Sidecut
- Made in the CO, USA
For more information on the tech features in the Venture Zephyr GO HERE
Check out the other all-mountain freestyle boards we tested HERE
Snowboard Canada's GRADE EH Board Award tests took place at: