An excellent board choice for coastal snowpacks and areas with shallow, dense or wind affected snow conditions. The Barracuda cuts up the hot pow, slush and just about any soft-ish snow condition. Of course it kills it in the powder too. For riders who are looking for the highest performance in all conditions we highly recommend selecting the CDC 3-Dimensional Base.
The Barracuda 3D models are excellent boards for riding in coastal powder conditions where the snow can be heavy, wet and dense. They are also the best choice for handling shallow powder and variable conditions.
A long, drawn out nose cuts effortlessly through the snow maximizing speed and float while the set-back, short radius sidecut and slightly flared crescent tail give it tight turning ability and a forgiving ride in variable conditions and shallow or settled pow. Great for weaving tight trees, ripping steep lines, and navigating technical terrain. While it won’t have as “floaty” and “surfy” of a feel than models like the Powder Slut, Great White and Phish, this board can handle the less than ideal conditions better than any board in the line.
The CDC 3-Dimensional Base offeres the highest level of performance. Our 3-Dimensional Bases are specially designed to give the rider more precision board control and better performance in all conditions. The convex nose transitions smoothly into a double concave at the contact point of the rails, displacing and channeling snow to create better float, more speed, increased leverage to the rail and even better board feel. This enhanced interface between rider, board and snow makes a significant difference in the rider’s board control in every condition and especially when conditions are shallow or variable. More bite in your turns means better response to your movements, increasing agility and the ability to lay even deeper into your turns.
Recommended Width Sizing: “Standard” – US boot sizes: 9-13 / Weight: 130-230 lbs . “Skinny” width – US boot sizes 7-9 / Weight: 100-200 lbs
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