Academy Master 2021

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The 2021 Academy Master snowboard was created by Chris Roach with the goal to have one board that performs anywhere, in any condition. A master of powder, groomers, and no slouch in the park, the Master is a stable and responsive snowboard that can still press and play while charging harder than most boards out there. Made from the highest quality materials and constructed with a uniquely textured and eye catching topsheet, the Master is a premium snowboard that looks and feels like a premium snowboard should.

Key Features

Board Type: All Mountain

Camber Type: Micro Camber (2-3mm)

The original, tried and true camber type, and the advocate of powerful turns and poppy precision. As a toned down adaptation of positive camber, Micro camber is geared towards people who want the pop and stability of camber underfoot without it being aggressive.

Flex: 7/10 (1 = soft, 10 = stiff)

Shape: Directional

This snowboard has a shaped nose and tail profile with a setback stance and directional flex pattern. Ride it forwards for optimum performance.

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 Sidewall - 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.

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

Hyper-Cord Topsheet

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.


Waist Width (mm)
Effective Edge (cm)
Nose/Tail (cm)
Recommended Rider Weight (kg)
155 253 119 Vario 785 29.7 73 - 91
157 255 121 Vario 811 29.9 77 - 95
161 257 124 Vario 840 30.8 91 - 110+
159 Wide 264 121 Vario 810 30.8 86 - 105
162 Wide 267 124 Vario 843 31.1 91 - 110+

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