Outdoors

The Whip FR-II could be that "stealth snowboard" you've been seeking

The Whip FR-II could be that "...
CUS' The Whip FR-II snowboard is available now
CUS' The Whip FR-II snowboard is available now
View 6 Images
Reportedly "inspired by fighter jets and exotic cars," The Whip FR-ll is claimed to offer several advantages over conventional boards
1/6
Reportedly "inspired by fighter jets and exotic cars," The Whip FR-ll is claimed to offer several advantages over conventional boards
Using the company's earlier The Whip FR-117 as a jumping-off point, The Whip FR-ll is designed primarily as a freestyle board for use in groomed, hard-packed or icy conditions
2/6
Using the company's earlier The Whip FR-117 as a jumping-off point, The Whip FR-ll is designed primarily as a freestyle board for use in groomed, hard-packed or icy conditions
The Whip FR-ll features two main arches that reportedly place the rider in a natural stance
3/6
The Whip FR-ll features two main arches that reportedly place the rider in a natural stance
The Whip FR-ll has a bottom surface that's V-shaped in cross-section, which is said to aid in quick edge-to-edge transitions
4/6
The Whip FR-ll has a bottom surface that's V-shaped in cross-section, which is said to aid in quick edge-to-edge transitions
CUS' The Whip FR-II snowboard is available now
5/6
CUS' The Whip FR-II snowboard is available now
The Whip FR-II weighs 3.4 kg (7.5 lb), is compatible with most 4x4 mounting systems
6/6
The Whip FR-II weighs 3.4 kg (7.5 lb), is compatible with most 4x4 mounting systems
View gallery - 6 images

To the casual observer, a snowboard is simply … well, an oblong board with boot bindings on it. Cheetah Ultra Sports' new carbon composite The Whip FR-II, however, looks decidedly more high-tech. Reportedly "inspired by fighter jets and exotic cars," it's claimed to offer several advantages over conventional boards – besides looking like something that Batman would take to the slopes.

Using the company's earlier The Whip FR-117 as a jumping-off point, the FR-II is designed primarily as a freestyle board for use in groomed, hard-packed or icy conditions. It features what is known as the The Whip Riding System (WRS).

The first part of that system is an open slot running down the middle. Not only does this minimize weight and friction, but also adds two straight edges (besides the two along the outside of the board) for added directional stability. It additionally features a bottom surface that's V-shaped in cross-section, which is said to aid in quick edge-to-edge transitions.

The Whip FR-II weighs 3.4 kg (7.5 lb), is compatible with most 4x4 mounting systems
The Whip FR-II weighs 3.4 kg (7.5 lb), is compatible with most 4x4 mounting systems

Other aspects of the WRS include two main arches that reportedly place the rider in a natural stance, providing "the most efficient pathways for the rider's energy to travel to and from the edges;" chatter-dampening blades that neutralize vibrations before they reach the rider; and, twin "power spines" designed to enhance traction while in turns.

The Whip FR-II weighs 3.4 kg (7.5 lb), is compatible with most 4x4 mounting systems, and is priced at US$2,200.

Should snowboarding not be your thing, but you still like the idea of taking something light and techy down the slopes, you might want to check out the Snolo carbon fiber sled.

Source: CUS

View gallery - 6 images
1 comment
MQ
So they stuck 2 twin tip skis together, a couple of snow shovels, made a structural bridge to tie it together and you have a revolution. (moulded from carbon fibre, space age core and thermoset plastic)
The spray coming through those gaps must be awesome.
Where's the video?