Lobster 2020 Snowboards Overview

 

 

Halldor and Eiki Helgason’s brand of boards – based on the tech of Bataleon designs, with a few differences this season.

Lobster Camber Profiles

The same as Bataleon, Lobster have the same Triple Base or 3BT profiles. 3BT boards have a traditional camber profile, but the corners (at the contact points) are lifted up, giving them a much looser and more forgiving feel when you are riding them with a flat base.

Once you start turning, the whole edge is touching and you get the feel and edge hold of a regular camber board again.

There are a few versions of the 3BT base shapes, and the main differences are the width of the center base, and the angle of the side base.

Jib 3BT has the widest center base, with just a little uplift on the contacts, while the Pow version has a thin center base, with lots of uplift which almost creates a boat shape for riding in deep snow. Most of the other versions fit somewhere in the middle between the widest Jib profile and the thinner Pow profile.

On top of that, the last couple of years have had a feature called “Sidekick”, which is even more emphasised base lift past the contact points towards the nose and tail of the board, to help make starting turns smoother, and give some extra float in powder.

There are a couple of new versions this year, which step away a little from the Bataleon style, which don’t have 3BT at all, just the sidekick by itself.

Twin 3BT

twin 3bt
Twin 3BT

A pretty mellow base uplift, that has the most angle at the widest section of the board.

Jib 3BT

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Jib 3BT

Still with a wide centerbase, the uplift angle is quite low.

Freestyle 3BT

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Freestyle 3BT

Divided into thirds, the centerbase is the same width (proportionally) as the side base, and it has a medium uplift.

Pow 3BT

pow 3bt
Pow 3BT

A narrow centrebase, and wide side base that has the biggest amount of uplift.

Lobster 2020 Snowboards

Halldor Pro

lobster halldor pro
Lobster Halldor Pro 2020

A mid flexing, fast and light park board, that has 6 carbon strips (3 under each binding) running edge to edge.

  • 5/10 Flex
  • 6 Carbon strips
  • Flip flop base
  • Ultra Glide S Base
  • Feather light
  • Core DCE
  • Tri-Ax laminate

Get some more details on the Halldor Pro.

Eiki Pro

lobster eiki pro
Lobster Eiki Pro 2020

A soft flexing board, that does its best work on rails. It seems like not many stores are stocking it this season, so it might be hard to find.

  • 3/10 Flex
  • Carbon layup
  • Wallie tips
  • Flip flop base
  • Core core
  • Bi-Ax laminate
  • Ultra Glide S

Get some more details on the Eiki Pro here.

Aaron Schwartz Artist Edition

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Lobster Aaron Schwartz Artist Edition 2020

Still with a softer flex, the short, wide board is going to be the most fun in deep snow, or carving hard in the slush.

  • 4/10 Flex
  • Flip flop base
  • Slick X base
  • Core core
  • Bi-Ax laminate

Read more about the Lobster Aaron Schwartz here.

Lucas Beauford Artist Edition

lobster lucas beaufort artist edition
Lobster Lucas Beaufort Artist Edition 2020

Medium flexing park board, with SideKick.

  • 6/10 Flex
  • Slick X Base
  • Flex walls
  • Core Core

More info here.

Sender

lobster sender 2020
Lobster Sender 2020

One of the stiffer options, the Sender is a directional twin, that is going to suit more aggressive riders.

  • 7/10 Flex
  • Carbon stringers
  • Flip flop base
  • Ultra Glide S base
  • Feather light
  • Core DCE radial
  • Bi-Ax laminate

Read more about the Sender here.

Stomper

lobster stomper
Lobster Stomper 2020

A mid flexing, do it all directional twin board.

  • 6/10 Flex
  • Flip flop base
  • Slick X base
  • Feather light
  • Core DCE
  • Bi-Ax laminate

Extra information on the Stomper here.

Driver

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Lobster Driver 2020

Another soft, park board with the Twin 3BT and sidekick base shapes.

  • 3/10 Flex
  • Flip flop base
  • Slick X base
  • Flex walls
  • Core core
  • Bi-Ax laminate

Get some more details on the Driver.

Shifter

lobster shifter
Lobster Shifter 2020

One of the exceptions, this one doesn’t have any 3BT on it. Traditional camber, but with sidekick to loosen it up a little.

  • 4/10 Flex
  • Traditional camber with Side Kick
  • Flip flop base
  • Slick X base
  • Flex walls
  • Core core
  • Bi-Ax laminate

Get some more details on the Shifter.

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