Snowboard Test Trip – New Zealand


t-remarkables-bsAs with any product, field testing is a critical part of the product development cycle. Fortunately snowboard development falls into this category and once again its that time of year when new snowboarding products require R&D on the Southern Hemisphere slopes.
To put the new product to the test and gather some valuable performance feedback before production, the Elan Snowboard Factory sent a number of 2011 prototype boards to us for some on hill test time.  This year the destination was Queenstown, New Zealand.
Click through the picture gallery below to checkout the 2011 prototypes in action along with some great NZ scenery.

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snowboard-cross-section-diagram-21To help with the initial launch of , Design Cartel was invited to write a couple of articles in the snowboard “Setup & Tech” article area of the site.  The articles relate to both:
- Board Characteristics
- Board Selection

Read on to see a variety of diagrams prepared for these and other articles…
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Arbor’s Draft wins Innovation Award

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sia-innovation-awards-p1Each year at SIA (Noth America’s largest snow sports tradeshow) Snowpress highlight new and innovative products within the snow sports industry. For the 2009/2010 season, Arbor’s Draft snowboard recieved an award and was included in the honor role.

Click here to read more on Design Cartel’s role in the development of this snowboard.

Click here to read more about the Draft and why it is so innovative.

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Design Cartel’s Interview with Transfer Snowboard Magazine

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transfer-snowboard-magazine-cover-small1In early April George Cant from Design Cartel sat down with Transfer Snowboard Magazine editor – Russell Holt for a quick 1 on 1 chat about the in’s and out’s of snowboard construction.  The article is featured in the 2009 buyers guide supplement, available at supporting magazine outlets and snowboard stores throughout Australia.

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