"The Pioneer makes its debut in the Endeavor line up this season and is already making waves. In designing the Pioneer we went back to the drawing board, choosing a shape, construction and flex that perfectly fit our riding styles and vision for a new board. As a result, the Pioneer has now become the board of choice for most of our team.
Starting at the core we have blended Poplar with Paulownia to reduce weight whilst increasing response. Combine this with our Multi-Camber profile that is cambered between the feet and early rise in the tip and tail and you get explosive power with ease of use. This allows you to push harder and ride faster with the knowledge that the Pioneer will remain predictable and stable. A slightly wider nose and tail shape provides a solid platform for holding presses and a new carbon layup acts as the perfect compliment. 2 Parallel beams run along the board but stop short of the contact points. This gives explosive power underfoot whilst maintaining a softer, more playful nose and tail that won't buck you.
New for 1819 is our redesigned Smoothride Sidewall. This builds upon our original award winning technology and helps reduce our overall impact on the environment. A more efficient manufacturing process cuts waste without sacrificing the impact and vibration absorbing properties, helping to provide the smoothest ride possible. Fibreglass layups are also enhanced through the use of tri-axial glass that includes a pre-cured layer above the core for more response and torsional rigidity without adding weight. And of course it's all finished off with the Channel mounting system for infinite stance adjustment.
The graphic inspiration for the Pioneer comes from the H.R MacMillan Space Centre in Vanier Park, Vancouver. Designed by Gerald Hamilton in the New Formalist style, the Space Centre is an icon of 1960’s design. Our knocked out fade from core to solid black is a nod to this classic, minimalist yet structured design. The Pioneer is completed with 3 central hits that include the iconic Space Centre domed roof and George Norris’ ‘The Crab’ sculpture."