If you’ve ever watched Signal Snowboards’ Every Third Thursday Web series, you know that the company will go to great lengths to tinker, tweak and innovate snowboard designs. The Omni is what happens when that American can-do spirit and know-how are put toward building a one-for-all quiver stick. From the cliffs outside the boundaries, to the park showcased under the lifts, and on through the groomers in between, the Omni puts your board print all over the mountain with comfort and steeze.

Signal’s Wavelength technology slides the stability and hold of camber between your feet and puts 5-degree rocker out at the tips. In other words, you can turn and carve like it’s 1993 while floating effortlessly through powder. The board rides slick and fast on a sintered base and uses integrated carbon torsion bars for added pop and strength. It also has a directional twin cut, radial sidecut and poplar core.
The Omni’s design may yell “engineering geek!!” but its graphics are all abstract artist. Signal lifted its top sheet pattern from its silkscreen ink mixing table, providing a truly unique, colorful look. It’s messy, but with a purpose.

The Omni comes in a number of sizes between 150 and 162. The House has it stocked for $469 and says that the sellout risk is extreme, so consider buying this one pre-season rather than late season.

Key Features of the Signal Omni Snowboard:

  • All things to all mountain riders! Rocker and camber blended together create Wavelength technology
  • Camber between your feet
  • Five degree Rocker from your feet out to the tip and tail
  • Rocker keeps your nose up in powder while the camber provides edge control while you carve
  • The transition point provides an additional contact point that engages even before the edge
  • Less surface area on the snow equals a faster board!
  • Directional and a twin board. It’s directional in the sense that the nose is longer than the tail. Twin in the sense that the tip and tail widths are identical
  • Radial sidecut meets at the center of the board
  • Poplar cores with Standard Profile
  • Biaxial glass on the bottom of the core and triaxle glass on the top
  • Durasurf sintered base material
  • Iso-Sub 4160 tops
  • Carbon torsion bars
  • Length (cm): 150, 153, 156, 159, 162
  • Effective Edge (cm): 115 (150), 117 (153), 120 (156), 122 (159), 124 (162)
  • Tip/Tail Width (cm): 28.2 (150), 28.7 (153), 29.3 (156), 29.9 (159), 30.4 (162)
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.0 (150), 24.3 (153), 24.8 (156), 25.3 (159), 25.8 (162)
  • Sidecut (m): 7.3 (150), 7.45 (153), 7.6 (156), 7.7 (159), 7.85 (162)
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Chris Weiss has been snowboarding, mountain biking and otherwise tempting death for nearly 20 years. After a few stints in go-nowhere mountain bum jobs, he asked himself, "Why not eek out a living doing something I love?" Since sports sponsors tend to ignore applications from late-20s dudes with mediocre skills and beer flab, Weiss jumped on the other side of the media fence to cover industry happenings. He now writes about sports innovations, technology, travel and automobiles for a number of leading Web properties.

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