Dare to be different! Fatblades give the rider a new and exciting way to descend all types of mountain terrain. The short but wide blades are fitted with snowboard bindings meaning you can wear comfortable snowboard boots and clothing. While getting to the slopes, they are easy to carry, short and light, no struggling with a heavy 5ft board or awkward, cumbersome and heavy 5ft Skis.
The shoulder wide stance you adopt while riding your Fatblades is bold and agressive but is very similar to a the normal human standing and walking stance which makes the riding position very natural and easy to learn.
You will also have no end of people asking you about your Fatblades, everybody wants to know what it’s like to ride short, light, fun blades while wearing comfortable snowboard clothes and boots.
Tricks, turns, twists and pirouettes are very easy to learn and riding backwards and forwards with equal confidence is achieved in relitively short time-scales. Carving turns are quick and easy to make, giving a shorter response. This means steep, difficult downhill sections can be navigated without traversing as far across the piste.
Did I mention that they are light, short and easy to carry? Did I also mention that you ride them wearing snowboard boots? Which, for the uninitiated, are FAR more comfortable than ski-boots.
Easy to transport
I know what you’re thinking! There’s a common theme developing here. But I can’t stress it enough they are short, light and easy to carry. And you’ll be wearing snowboard boots which are light, comfortable and easy to walk in!
Fit in luggage
It’s easy to fit your Fatblades, boots and all necessary clothing into one 15kg bag. Which means that even if you’re travelling with the meanest of airline carriers, you won’t pay extra sports equipment charges and you won’t need to run around the airport for half an hour looking for the outsize luggage pick-up and drop-off points.
Even the best fitting ski-boots are cumbersome and uncomfortable! Plenty of snowboarders will wear their boots late into the evening. You’ll never see a skier wearing their ski-boots on a late-night apre-ski. The fact is snowboard boots are light, much more comfortable and considerably easier to walk in than ski-boots.
Flats sections and walks
They are fast over the ground and easy to skate on… this makes Fatblades excellent over flat sections and slight inclines on mountain paths and tracks. Getting around the resort becomes a breeze and dismounts and long walks a thing of the past!
From Travelators to Drags and Chairs to Gondolas. Fatblades are easy to use on every type of mountain-sport lift.
Good in powder, on pieste and in snow parks
Fatblades have advantages in all areas of a mountain resort; because they are wider than an average ski they ride powder very nicely. They elevate the rider to the level of the snowline which means the rider surfs cross the top of soft snow. This significantly decreases the effort involved in off piste and powder descents.
On-Piste they are great fun, they are short, manoeuvrable and exciting to use. Twists, turns and pirouettes all become second nature in a very short time-scale. They are very responsive, agile, and provide the rider with heightened connection with the mountain through the softer nature of the snowboard boots. In icy conditions they are very stable and provide the rider with excellent grip.
In the snow-parks they are short, compact and agile making them great for tricks and stunts.
Good connection with the mountain
Because Fatblades are fitted with snowboard mountings the softer nature of snowbaord boots provides the rider much more feedback and an increased feel for the terrain they are going over. This means the rider feels far more connected with the mountain which leads to a heightened riding experience.