Academy Graduate 2021

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The 2021 Academy Graduate has been designed by Chad Otterstrom to be the board that can ride everything. Surf powder, hit jumps, and blast out of the pipe thanks to the floaty early rise nose, stiff flex, and poppy camber profile that all combine to give you a super stable, responsive board that can handle anything you throw at it. This is a serious board for serious riders, but if you can handle it, you'll have complete and precise control over your snowboard.

Key Features

Board Type: All Mountain / Park

Camber Type: Regular Camber (7-8mm)

The original, tried and true camber type, and the advocate of powerful turns and poppy precision. 

Flex: 9/10 (1 = soft, 10 = stiff)

Shape: Directional Twin

Identically shaped tip and tail combined with a set back stance provides for easy switch riding and maximised stability.

Core: Ultralight Core

This core is constructed from lightweight Canadian aspen wood, which provides maximum strength, consistent flex, and lasting longevity. 

Bi-Lite Fibreglass - Super light and super strong. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.

Carbon V Tech

Base: Durasurf Sintered 4501 Base

This sintered ultra high molecular weight base has excellent wax absorption, resulting in greater speeds.

Additional Features:

Stainless 10mm 2x4 inserts - Super light, super strong, and won't rust.

Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls - Unlike conventional ABS sidewalls, that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, Sintered P-tex Sidewalls maintain their integrity at any temperature.

Vario Power Grip Sidecut: Utilizing multiple radiuses, this sidecut creates extra contact points to enhance edge hold.

Low Profile Tip/Tail - A low profile in the nose and tail of the snowboard maximizes material contact with the snow for more powerful ollie/nollie pop and adds stability to your landings. 

Poly-Thermo Topsheet - A tough topsheet that's durable, lightweight, and scratch and chip resistant.

Underfoot Balancing Stabilisers - These stabilisers are placed directly below the mounting area to provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.

Full Wrap Metal Edges 

Featherweight Damping System

Built By Never Summer - Academy has partnered with Never Summer Manufacturing in order to build some of the best snowboards in the world. Backed by a two-year warranty, this partnership ensures long term production quality, durability and consistency.




Size (cm)
Waist Width (mm)
Effective Edge (cm)
Nose/Tail (cm)
Recommended Rider Weight (kg)
150 245 118 Vario 709 28.5 55 - 80
154 252 121 Vario 740 29.7 60 - 85
158 254 124 Vario 743 30.0 60 - 90
162 257 126 Vario 770 30.2 65+
159 Wide 261 124 Vario 743 30.7 65+
163 Wide 268 127 Vario 770 31.5 70+


  • Not sure which size to get? Check out our snowboard size chart here.
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