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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
47 Reviews

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Aurora Snowboard

Introducing the Aurora Swallowtail, a snowboard inspired by the mysterious Aurora Spy Plane. Stealthy and powerful, this board will get you in and out of powder stashes before anyone knows you were there.

Style
Splitboard
size
Color
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Regular Price $1,300.00
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Specs
  • Long nose and wide Swallowtail for the ultimate powder performance
  • Centered reference for surprisingly balanced feel on hardpack
  • 62/38 Powder Balance

“Los Angeles Center, Aspen 20, can you give us a ground speed check?”

After putting in countless days riding his Original Winterstick Swallowtail, Rob Kingwill felt inspired to shape a modern version with a little more horsepower. He took out some of the taper, widened the swallowtail, and added some angular inspiration from the elusive Aurora Project plane design. Looking for stability on steeper runs in Jackson Hole and Alaska, the sidecut radius blends from tight to long in tail, for a catch-free riding experience. Not just for powder, this board handles just about every snow condition with ease, and may become your daily driver. Although it is inspired by stealth, the jet black and red top sheet is going to set off every radar as you walk through the parking lot and tram line!

Camber Profile

Long low rise nose in front of the traditional camber for the ultimate powder experience.

The Specs

Size (CM) Waist (MM) Sidecut (M) Effective Edge (MM) Taper (MM) Ref Stance (MM) Nose Width (MM) Setback (MM)
158 256 6.5 1130 25 530 310 0
158 W 264 6.5 1130 25 530 320 0
168 260 8.0 1220 25 560 314 0
168W 270 8.0 1220 25 560 324 0

How the Aurora Snowboard stacks up

Aurora Snowboard Product Photo
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Behind the Boards

Check out how we build

A fresh look at a classic design

Dreams of deep, steep days in Jackson Hole and AK led Rob Kingwill to design the Aurora.

Reviews

47 reviews
  • DA
    David A.
    Swallowtail® Snowboard
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    Swallowtail® Snowboard
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 days ago
    Old winterstick rider from the 70's. Still ride the same board in the powder. I rode this board years befoe snowboards were allowed on any ski slopes. Swallows rule in the powder.

    I got the 70's version with the rudder on the bottom and I have out manuevered any other board in powder to this day. Always dug this board. I guess that's the reason that I have held onto it for 50 years.

  • CM
    Cody M.
    Verified Buyer
    Swallowtail® Snowboard
    Reviewing
    Swallowtail® Snowboard
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Powder Missile

    Riding this board in Valdez, Alaska as we speak. So much fun in the deep stuff. I'm riding the 173 and I'm surprised at how nimble it is for a bigger board. My friends can't keep up with me. I love it.

  • EV
    Eric V.
    Verified Buyer
    Roundtail Snowboard
    Reviewing
    Roundtail Snowboard
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Perfect combo of surf and carve

    Just got back from Mt Hood with this board and am a little concerned that none of the other boards in my quiver could be getting much playtime. An absolute blast to ride, super back foot surfy but able to lay down deep carves. Past 3 days I've taken it into very snow condition possible...Cascade crud, ice, steep corduroy, deep soft pow, wet and heavy untouched, skied out bumps, even a little air time...and this board really delivered. One of my favorite shapes was the early Burton Fish but it was a fish out of water on anything but pow. The WS Roundtail is as playful and "wiggly" as the fish but excels it on the trip to, and from, the goods. Granted you have to stay on top of this when carving at high speeds but it's well worth the effort. Three gorgeous first chair laps down fresh courd on Palmer at Timberline had me feeling like the back leg burn was well worth the feeling that even the fastest person on the mountain seemed to be standing still. Full and even strong press on this board had me locking in rails at speed then a shift into the back seat was all it took to weave through the tightest trees. Bumps threw me a bit but no worse than any other board and it seemed to fit in the troughs a bit better than most making a thought out and executed line well rewarded. Pleased to find that Winterstick lives up to the hype and that this aesthetically gorgeous board is more than just a pretty face.

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    Jake D.
    Verified Reviewer
    Swallowtail® Snowboard
    Reviewing
    Swallowtail® Snowboard
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Fun, Fast and Floaty

    Got to try this board out in the mountains of Maine, conditions were a fresh 4" of heavy snow and groomers that were packed powder. The board wants to go fast, when you put it on edge it is staying on edge and you are moving quick. I really enjoyed how fun a carve was to lay down with this guy, and in the spots of fresh snow I could tell what this board was really meant for. Would definitely recommend this board to anyone looking for a directional powder board that can also fly on fresh groomers.

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