Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboard history. He has been designing boards with us for over 20 years. This year we cut him loose again on his latest dream board and he came up with an aggressive all terrain C1 freestyle, freeride board he calls the La Niña. The La Niña is a directional shape banana in the front, rocker between your feet and camber (C1) in the back design with Magne-Traction. Matt rides a lot of resort accessible steep pow terrain and the often brutal, to the point of comedy, terrain necessary to get in and out of the pow stashes… and then hits every jib or cat track hit on the way back to the lift. He loves the banana float in the front and suspension and power of camber (C1) in the rear. Fantasy terrain techno quiver killer. Ryan Davis did the art and worked with Matt on the personal photo collage.
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Featuring Riders: Matt Cummins, Temple Cummins & Forrest Burki
Do you like the world or the internet? Both?
I like the real world without the crowds
You can only do one trick for the rest of your life, waddayagonnado?
Lots of speed with turns.
We know you snowboard, what else do you do? Are you a kraftsman? Are you an artist? An economist? An economical artsy krafstman?
Surf, Mt.Bike, skateboard, create new products and build things I need.
What's it like riding the most bitchin' boards ever?
It's been an amazing ride! I have been riding for Gnu and then Lib Tech since 1986.
Are you sponsed? Who are they? Can you rodeo? What sort of geometry is your banana? Where am I? What time is it? Who farted? Where's Larry?
Lib Tech, AFD Gear, Dragon, Northwest Snowboards, Oneball, Pow, Union
What Lib Tech snowboard(s) do you ride?
La Nina I ride the 159 the most but I get on the 162 and 156 when the conditions call for it.The La Nina is designed for an aggressive riding style. A rider who wants to ride the entire mountain. The La Nina features a C1 banana configuration. C1 means camber in the back foot and banana between your feet with a very small about of C2 from the front foot to the nose contact area. The board has enough stiffness to handle just about anything and anyone who jumps on it.The nose is longer and straighter in the contact area to add float as well as keep the board straight and stable at high speeds. The La Nina is NOT tapered, so it rides switch and rips the park and courses with the best of them. Check one out, you'll be stoked.