The Carbon Interface
Not much can be said about the new Interface Plate. It exudes technology, innovation and performance and delivers on every aspect. It dampens out unwanted vibrations without sacrificing board feel. This alpine snowboard plate is easy to setup and dial in and most of all it is very easy to ride. We were able to find the sweet spot on the second attempt. Most other plates take much longer time. The interface plate system is designed for the UPM (Universal Plate Mount) insert pattern and probably boasts the shortest height in the business. It is also the only alpine snowboard plate that has the flexibility to accommodate asymmetrical setup – that is you can set it up for goofy or regular by biasing the board anchor positions. This enhances and allows for proper force transmission resulting in improved overall performance with less effort and rider input. This feature should make this snowboard plate work extremely well with most world cup custom built boards. Rumor has it that 4×4 adapters might be available soon to allow riders with boards without the UPM inserts to experience this unique high performance machine. Standard plate is amazing but those riders with demanding or special needs can contact us for custom built units.
Did we forget to mention that the Interface plate is the only one on the market that can be removed from the board without any disassembly of the plate. While most other plates significantly modify board flex, the Interface plate does little or no modification to board flex; thereby allowing riders to get the most out of a well-designed and manufactured board. Keep in mind that radial flex is one of the main reasons for a snowboard plate, eliminating restrictions imposed by the bindings on board flex. However, one most also not forget torsional flex. We believe this is a very important aspect of board performance and should have been addressed by the board builder and hence need no modification by a plate. Any effort to reinforce board insert to withstand stress concentrations will definitely affect board flex.