The Völkl Shock Absorber is made of a special hardwood with high density. Knocks and shocks that occur while landing are absorbed at the bindings edge so that the woodcore itself is protected from cracks.
Continually improved, the HSA is made of especially durable armor wood inlays, that are milled into the core around the binding area. This allows the H-shaped inlays to absorb impacts of hard landings, making the boards strong enough to endure the weight of a small car, without losing any pop.
The Shock Absorber consists of a single hard wood layer that is inserted where the core tapers. Together with a V-Flex inlay it offers massive pop and improves durability as well as torsional properties.
This shape is also flat between the bindings, with moderate rocker in the nose and tail, which makes jibs and butters a walk in the park. Since the edge doesn’t bite immediately, edge-catching slams are things of the past. It also features enhanced float, the perfect savior for bombed out landings and flat powder slopes!