As urban riding continues to push the boundaries of what's possible on a snowboard, it's becoming more and more obvious that equipment needs to change to keep up. Well, for 17/18 Lobster have once again stayed ahead of the curve and have totally redesigned Eiki's pro model. In comes an all new shape, all new technology and all new construction to deliver a totally stunning urban inspired board that really does shift the goalposts in terms of design and performance.
Heading up the new Eiki Pro is the all new shape. This fully balanced flat tipped twin design reduces swing weight at the tip and tail, giving the rider the ultimate in feel and control. But, it's the innovative Wallie Tips technology that really stands out on Eiki's new board. This skate inspired technology adds sharp upturns to the tip and tail, letting the board hammer into even the steepest and shortest transition. Also, new for this season is the 3rd generation 3BT profile, this re-engineering of the urban inspired triple base design creates sharper transition zones between the side base upturns and the flat centre base making the 3BT work more efficiently. But the biggest change, is the introduction of the new Sidekick technology at the tip and tail. This innovative design adds additional upturns at the contact points and gives the board a more responsive feel and increases rider control.
Internally lobster has stepped up the performance with the introduction of the Bamboo Core core. This poppy wood core combines poplar with bamboo stringers running tip to tail to deliver a poppy but park focussed ride. This is then matched with playful Bi-Ax glass structural layers giving the board a softer torsional flex ensuring that you can really lock onto those rail tricks. But that's not all, to step up power under the bindings without compromising the boards jib inspired ride, Lobster add horizontal carbon stringers across the width. These power up the board, creating a level of pop that you just wouldn't expect. To finish off this great board and to give it a final burst of speed, Lobster add their high molecular weight Sintered Ultra Glide S base.