Sims Men's Kidwell RT2 2018 / 2019 Snowboard

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A CLASSIC REINVENTED

To say that the Sims Kidwell RT2 was the board that everybody was talking about at this years on snow demos, would be the understatement of the year. You couldn’t even get near this thing, let alone ride it. A reworking of perhaps the greatest snowboard in the history of the sport, this high performance all mountain freestyle board blew the mind of every single person that got on it. If you’re a good snowboarder and you’re not interested in all the bullshit that generally goes with high-end snowboards, get this on your feet. The fact that it seems to have become the board of choice for many of the sports legends kind of says it all.

Rider Style
Experienced through to advanced riders looking for a versatile freestyle inspired board that’s happy riding everything on the mountain.

Shape Overview
Inspired by the classic Sims Terry Kidwell Round Tail (the board that redefined snowboarding back in the mid-80’s),the Kidwell RT2 is built around a fully directional chassis. This all-terrain inspired shape features 7mm of taper and powder inspired nose to deliver stunning float in the deepest snow. However, the Kidwell isn’t just about freeriding, to ensure that it remains playful when you want to j mess about, Sims fit it with the classic buttery round tail. Hence the name. As the Kidwell RT2 is all about performance across the whole mountain, Sims utilise their advanced Vario Power Grip sidecut. Formed by combining a deeper sidecut in front of the insert packs with a shallow sidecut under the feet and a straight section in the centre, it increases edge pressure to the most critical parts of the sidecut adding control and response in all type of terrain.

Profile
The Kidwell RT2’s high-performance credentials are underlined with the addition of the powerful traditional camber profile. Although Sims add a bit of Micro Early Rise at the tip to enhance float, you’d still categorise this as a full cambered board. This gives a poppy and stable ride and helps energise that advanced Vario Grip sidecut, giving you the confidence to push this board to the limit.

Construction
Internally the Kidwell RT2 doesn’t hold back when it comes to high-end construction, and heading this up is the Hybrid Core. This advanced wood core combines traditional poplar with lightweight stringers to deliver the perfect balance of pop and durability. To this Sims then add their advanced structural layers which are formed from bi-ax glass, but in this case, orientated to45°. These create a solid and stable ride while still allowing the board to be a little bit more progressive through the centre. Pre-tensioned, pre-cured glass strips are then placed along the edges of the board increasing both edge hold and durability. Now to step up power, Sims then add their Quad Carbon V Dynamics reinforcing. This places multiple carbon stringers running from under the inserts out to the contact points and the tip and tail of the board. These powers up the board massively, delivering that stunning ride that is the trademark of the Kidwell RT2.

Base
To ensure that the Kidwell RT2 delivers excellent performance across all conditions Sims fit it with a super-fast high-quality Durasurf 4501 base.

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Additional information

Length

Waist Width

Sidecut

Taper

Effective Edge

Tip Width

Tail Width

Min Stance

Max Stance

Setback

Weight Range

155

25.2cm

Vario 779*

0.7cm

118cm

30cm

29.3cm

50cm

62cm

0cm

120-180lbs / 54-82kg

157.5

254cm

Vario 804*

0.7cm

121cm

30.2cm

29.5cm

50cm

62cm

0cm

150-200lbs / 67-91kg

160

25.6cm

Vario 828*

0.7cm

123cm

30.4cm

29.7cm

50cm

62cm

0cm

160-210lbs / 72-95kg

161w

26.6cm

Vario 838*

0.7cm

124cm

31.4cm

30.7cm

50cm

62cm

0cm

160-210+lbs / 72-95+kg

  • Directional Tapered
  • Traditional Camber
  • Micro Early Rise in the nose
  • Vario Power Grip Sidecut
  • Stiffness7/10
  • + - 45° Bi-Lite Glass
  • STS Pre Tensioned Glass
  • Quad carbon V plus Quad Carbon Dynamics
  • Sims Hybrid Wood Core
  • RDS 2 Dampening System
  • Elastomer Underfoot Stabilisers
  • Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls
  • Durasurf Sintered 4501 base
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