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

Ref :
8371180
Key feature
A standard camber snowboard with medium torsion for good traction on hard snow. Long front tip and rocker for floating on powder. Wide, suitable for large feet.
Users reviews
4.21 / 5 47 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
Very high buoyancy (rocker, 25 mm setback, large size).
Traction
Great traction on all types of snow (standard camber and medium torsion).
Anatomic design
158W cm: 1.70 to 1.75 m 163W cm: 1.75 to 1.82 m 168W cm: 1.80 m and more
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 + graphite base offering a very high-quality glide.

Technical information

Sizes
158 cmW / 163 cmW / 168 cmW
sizing ok?
from 42 to 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 use both on and off-piste.
Warranty
2 years

Advice

Storage instructions
Wipe the edges at the end of the day so they don't 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 interested in parks. This board is suitable for easy use both only on-piste and off-piste. Enjoyed everywhere! 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. This is why the nose has this particular shape. Do not use in parks: this board 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 to 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 constraint, the board's points of contact with the snow come closer together, making the board more manageable). The rocker elongates and raises the nose so that it can glide better over powder.
Medium, versatile flex
The flex is the stiffness of the board between the front and rear. The flex of the Bullwhip 500 All Road 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 on the Bullwhip 500 All Road, which is fairly stiff for good hold in the curves, recovery coming out of a turn and responsive edge transition. This makes the board suitable for advanced to expert levels, while remaining very accessible physically.
25 mm setback
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
Size 163 cm Wide Front width 297 mm. Centre 260 mm. Rear 289 mm. 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.
Sold as a pack with Illusion 500 bindings with rigid piste/off-piste type highback
It is an Illusion 700 without the full EVA pad, with: - 3D foam ankle strap that hugs the boot, offering perfect support. The foam allows you to tighten a lot without compromising great comfort - front cap strap positioned on the toes only for incredible comfort and support - easy Turn Strap opening system so the strap doesn't get caught when introducing the boot. 158 cm, 163 cm and 168 cm: Binding size L, adapts to sizes 42 to 48.
When should I wax my snowboard?
Wed'ze boards leave the factory waxed. They then require regular maintenance, like all snowboards and skis: 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, leaving the wax on to protect the base throughout the summer
What's the right size Bullwhip 500 All Road for me?
With All Mountain, choose -15 or -20 cm (e.g., someone measuring 1m74, use a board between 1m59 and 1m54). Because the All Road has a rocker, you can choose one a little larger. If you choose a shorter board, it will be easier to control. A shorter board is also recommended for people who are light for their height. A longer board offers greater stability at high speeds. 158 cm (60-80 kg) => from 1 m 70 to 1 m 75 163 cm (75-90 kg) => from 1 m 75 to 1 m 82 168 cm (85-+110 kg) => 1 m 80 and more
What is the snowboard width?
A "Wide" board is a board that is wider than normal, to prevent "large" feet from touching the snow when turning a little too sharply and making you fall. From size 10 upwards, it is best to choose a "Wide" board. The width of the board is measured at its centre. At Decathlon, we have defined them as follows: - up to 250 mm: normal board - 251 to 259 mm: medium wide - above 260 mm: wide

Users reviews

4.21 / 5 47 ratings
45 users recommended this product
Distribution of the scores

At Decathlon, reviews are reliable.

  • 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
    30-39 years old
    06 March 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Supr za pomer cena/vykon

    Prkno jsem si pujcil v testcentru Bedrichov/Hofman. Preferuji hodne tvrda prkna pro rychlou jizdu s directional shapem, kdy je spicka delsi a lepe mi sedi pri jizde, jezdim jen na 1 stranu. Nicmene za tuto cenu hodne dobre chovani prkna. Univerzalni, krasne drzely hrany, kdyz jsem se chtel hodne zariznout a jet co nejvice po vrstevnici. Pri vyssi rychlosti take pekne drzelo. Neklepalo se jako mekci prkna. Co uz bylo zmineno - chce to zkusenejsiho jezdce, ktery si jde poradne uzit jizdu a vyhledava mix sjezdovka/prasan a nechce platit min 2x-3x tolik za jeste tvrdsi verze.

  • 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

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