Men's Bullwhip 500 All Road grey and yellow all-mountain snowboard pack

Ref :
8371180
Key feature
A standard camber snowboard with medium torsion for good traction on hard snow. Long front tip (nose) and rocker, so it can float on top of powder. Wide, suitable for large feet.
Users reviews
4.15 / 5 41 ratings
£189.99*

User benefits

Versatility
50% piste, 50% off-piste, 0% park.
Ease of handling
Medium torsion: great compromise between traction/ease of making medium turns.
Buoyancy
Rocker and 25 mm setback, large size (wide), great buoyancy on powder.
Traction
Standard camber, medium torsion: great traction on all types of snow.
Anatomic design
158W cm: 1.70 to 1.75 m 163W cm: 1.75 to 1.80 m 168W cm: 1.80 m and +
Rigidity
Medium flex, wooden core and wide: quite sharp when passing from edge to edge.
Forgiveness
Medium torsion for traction. Progressive snowboard, tolerant of mistakes.
Glide performance
Extruded PE base offering standard glide performance.

Technical information

Sizes
158Wcm/163W cm/168Wcm
sizing ok?
158, 163 & 168 : 42>48
Camber
Standard + Rocker
Shape
Directional
Pack/Board
Snowboard & bindings pack
Composition
Board : 70.0% Wood, Board : 20.0% Glass - Fibre (FG), Board : 10.0% Epoxy Buckles : 70.0% Polyamide 6 (PA6), Buckles : 20.0% Polyethylene Co-Vinyl Acetate (PEVA), Buckles : 10.0% Aluminium
Designed to :
experienced snowboarders looking for a wide all-mountain freeride snowboard for boarding both on and off-piste.
Warranty
2 years

Advice

Storage instructions
Dry edges at the end of the day to prevent rust. Ideally, wax every 5 outings. Storing for the summer: keep away from sunlight, you can leave your bindings on the board.

Features of the product

A word from the product manager
We wanted to create a versatile board for people not attracted to the park. This board is suitable for easy use not only on-piste but also off-piste. And enjoyable! The prototype was developed 100% at our Mountain Store design centre in Passy, Haute-Savoie, and tested at the ski stations near our offices throughout the development process.
Programme/terrain
The All Road is "THE" all-mountain board par excellence: 50% piste, 50% off-piste. You can go anywhere, on all types of snow, on-piste, off-piste and on powder, as well as on crusted snow thanks to its elongated front tip, made thinner to catch less in this type of snow. This is why the nose has this particular shape. Do not use in parks,: it is not intended for use on modules or for riding backwards.
Directional Snowboard
The shape of the board is directional, i.e. the board has a nose and tail. It is not symmetric, the tail of the board is slightly narrower than the nose, and the bindings as well as the board's contact points on the snow are slightly set back. A directional shape offers better grip when cornering, better trajectory management and better recovery when exiting a turn.
Standard camber + rocker
All the advantages of both the standard camber (thanks to the board's elasticity, a standard camber serves as a spring to provide grip on all types of snow, edge-to-edge dynamism and recoil when coming out of turns) and the rocker (under constraints, the board's points of contact with the snow come closer together, making the board more manageable). The rocker elongates and raises the nose, allowing it to glide better over powder
Medium, versatile flex
The All Road's flex, i.e. the stiffness of the board between the front and rear, is about 3/5, which is average and versatile. It offers predictable handling when cutting corners and is forgiving of edge mistakes.
Versatile and medium torsion
The torsion, i.e. the torsional stiffness of the board between the feet, is about 3/5, which is fairly stiff for good hold in the curves, recovery coming out of a turn and responsive edge transition. This makes the All Road suitable for advanced to expert levels, while remaining very accessible.
Setback 25 mm
The setback is when the board's compression points with the snow are not symmetrical in relation to the centre of the board, but set back towards the rear. The bindings are also set back towards the rear by the same distance. 25 mm setback: significant setback for a directional board. It provides better grip in turns and flexibility in powder snow because the weight is on the tail of the board which naturally raises the nose.
Technical information
Front width 297 mm. Centre 260 mm. Rear 289 mm (size 163 cm). Radius 9.0 m. Effective edge 1,042 mm. No. of inserts: 8 + 8 (3 possible positions per binding/40 mm between each). Recommended stance: 530 mm.
Extruded base and high-quality glide
Extruded base (manufacturing process that is different from sintered bases): - provides a normal glide and good durability over time, - requires regular maintenance: ideally, wax after every 5 outings and at least once a year, - either at the beginning of the season to start with a very good glide, - or at the end of the season to nourish the base in depth, leaving it on to protect it throughout the summer. Ideally with the bindings pointing downwards.
Sold as a pack with Illusion 500 bindings and piste/off-piste type highback
It is an Illusion 700, without the full EVA pad. It has: - 3D foam ankle strap that hugs the shoe, offering perfect support. The foam provides a tight fastening and keeps feet extremely comfortable. - front strap in cap strap (position only on the toes) for incredible comfort and support. - easy Turn Strap opening system so that the strap does not get caught at the opening of the shoe. 158 cm, 163 cm, 168 cm, size L: 41 to 48.
What's the right size All Road for me?
With All Mountain, you can choose -15 or -20 cm (e.g., someone measuring 1m74, can use a board between 1m59 and 1m54). _ since there is a rocker on the All Road, you can choose a slightly larger one, _ a smaller one makes practising easier. Also recommended for people who are light in relation to their height,_ choose a larger size for greater stability at high speeds, 158 cm (60-80 kg) => from 1m70 to 1m75 163 cm (75-90 kg) => from 1m75 to 1m80 168 cm (85+110 kg or more) => from 1m80 to 1m90

Users reviews

4.15 / 5 41 ratings
38 users recommended this product
Distribution of the scores

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    10 February 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Capable, big, wide all-mountain board

    I'm 1.88 tall, weigh just under 100KG and have size 47 feet. A board that works on both a groomed piste and on powder that can keep my feet out of the snow was what I wanted -- the Bullwhip 500 168W works for me. It kept me afloat in some pretty deep snow, but handled a hard piste well without the flapping of a true rocker such as a K2 Gyrator in the same size. I personally didn't find the bindings suited me -- I swapped them for an old Union set that gave me more lift and edge control. This board seems a good all-rounder that doesn't require any major compromise for a free-rider. The design is low-key and looks good to my eyes. Decathlon should consider selling the board on its own -- the large footed will likely want a little more lift in deep snow than the supplied bindings provide. After six-days in a range of conditions in the Italian Alps I am pleased with the board -- great value and an intelligent piece of design.

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    06 January 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Skvělé prkno na všechno

    Perfektní prkno co se týče poměru cena/výkon, drží skvěle stopu jak v prašanu, tak i na té nejprudší sjezdovce, testoval jsem prkno na sjezdovkách od modrých po černé obtížnosti, nedaroval ani nejmenší chybu, snb bych doporučil spíše pokročilých jezdcům, ačkoliv jsem nejezdil ve snowparku, tak bych se nebál ho tam vzít

  • Woman
    20-29 years old
    04 November 2017
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Skvělé prkno pro zkušené

    Supr prkno. Patří mezi snb, které jsou tvrdší a přesnější. Neodpouštějí chyby. Určitě doporučuji zkušenějším.

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