Raiju, with a body made of lightning and a cry like thunder, is the mythical Japanese creature gracing the topsheet of the 2018 Niche Aether. If you love storm riding as much as this guy, this is the board for you. With all-mountain versatility from its multi-camber, and a mid-stiff flex. The Aether floats through epic powder and carves the hardpack thanks to Traction Bumps edge technology. Niche raises the bar in snow-sports manufacturing by finding sustainable eco-alternative materials to create boards with true personality and durability at The Mothership manufacturing facility in Austria.
6 – Mid-stiff, directional twin flex for a powerful, snappy, and stable ride
Multi-Camber – A camber medley, which gives you the pop and edge control of regular camber with the float of reverse camber. Reverse camber between your feet, and camber zones extending to the contact points for a super loose, catch-free feel
Sustainable Wood Core – A combination of sustainably harvested paulownia, poplar, with bamboo stringers for pop and torsional snap-back
Basalt Stringers – Basalt adds pop, stability, and vibration dampening properties while being 100% inert and much safer to manufacture. It also has a great strength to weight ratio, so less material is needed to produce a board
Flip Flop Bases – Alternate color schemes are used to avoid extra plastic base material waste during production
Sintered Base – Fast, strong, and smooth - like a good whiskey
Traction Bumps - 7x – The wavy edge of Traction Bumps add contact points to your edges to give your board more edge control and stability, especially in icy conditions. It works like the serrated edge of a knife, and adds extra bit and grip, and max carving power to your ride