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Niche Snowboards

MAELSTROM

$569

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DESCRIPTION

FREERIDE & CARVING MACHINE

The Maelstrom is taking snowboarding back to its roots, with a few new-school twists. This tapered, directional, cambered board is meant for cruising, carving, floating through pow, and charging steeps. Comfortable all over the resorts, the Maelstrom offers the edge control of a traditional, old-school feel, by adapting modern technology like added traction bumps along the edges and a hybrid directional camber profile for smooth turn initiation and exit.

Directional Camber, Rockered Nose

Rocker in the nose leading into traditional camber under foot. Float effortlessly through powder and lock-in on groomers.



stiff flex

Powerful, snappy and stable. Directional flex. 8 of 10

Sintered Base

Fast, strong and smooth - like a good whiskey

2yr Warranty.

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Coordinate Story

Every Niche graphic has its own unique story to tell, and includes a special set of coordinates, leading to an even deeper story and place on Earth. This season, each of Niche's graphic coordinates links to a global map of solar eclipse paths of totality. Some from the past, some from the future, each as interesting and unique as the last.

totality location: casper, wy, usa

Date: August 21, 2017

Coordinates: 42.8501° N, 106.3252° W

Technical Details
 
 DIRECTIONAL CAMBER & ROCKER NOSE
  • Perfect medium between reverse and traditional camber
  • Allows you to float better in pow compared to traditional camber, while still having a loose, playful feel with maintained edge control
 2X TRACTION BUMPS
  • Adds contact points to your edge to give your board more edge control and stability, especially in icy conditions
  • .75mm Traction Bumps in the binding area for added grip and enhanced carving ability
 BASALT STINGERS
  • Used to replace carbon fiber because of its similar characteristics ...and it’s more eco friendly!
  • Adds pop and stability
  • Dampens vibration
 SNAPPY SAP BIO-RESIN™
  •  More elastic and snappier than normal resin
  • Dampens vibrations
  • Extremely high adhesion properties to help keep your board from delami
 DIGI-PRINT TOPSHEET 
  •  Direct digital print, lacquer free, matte finish topsheet
 WATER BASED INKS
  • Non-toxic, solvent free, uv based inks
 SUSTAINABLE WOOD CORE
  • A sustainably harvested paulownia wood core with flax stringers vertically laminated within
 RECYCLED BASE,  SIDEWALLS, AND EDGES
Stats
Lengths Effective Edge sidecut Raduis waist width stance width
154 1160 MM 7200 MM 248 MM 560 MM
157 1190 MM 7400 MM 252 MM 560 MM
160 1220 MM 7600 MM 256 MM 560 MM
163 1250 MM 7800 MM 260 MM 560 MM
166 1280 MM 8000 MM 264 MM 560 MM

 

Shipping Information
Gear.com offers free ground shipping anywhere in the continental US for any order of $49 or more. Gear.com orders under $49 ship anywhere within the continental US for a flat rate of $4.95.
​Shipment tracking typically takes 1 - 3 business days to update. You will receive an automated shipment notification email as soon as your tracking number becomes available. If you do not receive your shipment tracking email within 1 - 3 business days be sure to check your spam or junk mail folders. Standard shipping takes approximately 3 - 7 business days from the time the item ships. During the Holidays the estimated shipping window is extended to 7 - 16 business days. We appreciate your understanding and patience!

​Unfortunately we're unable to promise or guarantee delivery by a specific date and don't offer overnight or express shipping at this time. We also do not currently ship to Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO addresses, US territories, or international addresses. Please feel free to reach out to support@gear.com with any questions!

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Potential Shipping Delays: The unfortunate situation affecting countries worldwide has greatly impacted all of our lives. We understand that this is a difficult time and we want you to know that the Gear.com family is working hard to provide you with exceptional customer service and awesome gear. Due to increased order volume, mail carrier delays and the additional recommended safety measures we are taking to protect our teams, it may take longer than the usual 5 -7 business days for your order to be delivered. Many orders are shipping within the estimated 5 - 7 business day window, while others can take up to 7 - 21 business days to be delivered depending on warehouse location as each US State has a unique method of dealing with this serious situation. 
 
We are doing our best to process and deliver your order as soon as possible while keeping Gear.com employees safe. Please keep an eye on your email for all order and tracking updates. We'll email you once your order ships. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unique times. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to support@gear.com and we'll do our best to assist you!

100% Guaranteed Returns

We understand that not every purchase works out, which is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. New, unused gear in original packaging and hangtags can be returned at any time within 30 days of purchase for a refund to your original method of payment. If the original method of payment is unavailable, we will issue your refund in the form of store credit.

How to return by mail

Due to high demand, our returns process may take longer than usual. Typically, we will issue a refund within 10 business days after we receive your package. It may take up to 3 additional weeks for your bank to refund your credit card or for a refund check to arrive. Thank you for your patience as we process returns as quickly and safely as possible. Please contact support@gear.com for all return requests.

Follow these three steps:

  1. Print your shipping label
    Reach out to us a support@gear.com and we will email you your label. To make shipping a return even easier, we offer a prepaid return shipping label for eligible U.S. customers returning products that don’t need to ship freight. Some exceptions apply. Reach out to support@gear.com to initiate your return request, and to ensure the item is being returned to the correct warehouse/address.
    Please note: $8.95 will be deducted from your refund to cover return shipping for standard size/weight packages when you use the prepaid shipping label provided by Gear.com. This charge only applies if your return is mailed using a prepaid label our team provides, but will not be deducted if you pay for the return shipping yourself. Shipping costs to return oversized items (such as coolers, skis, furniture, large stoves and tents, etc) will be calculated on a case-by-case basis. Please don’t hesitate to ask support@gear.com if you have any questions about typical return shipping for an oversized item you may order.  
  2. Pack your return
    Pack your item(s) securely and include the original product packaging and tags. 
  3. Prepare & ship your package
    Tape your package securely and affix your return shipping label to the outside. (Hint: If you cover or remove all existing shipping labels, you can usually reuse the bag or box your order came in.) Drop off your package at a carrier location near you. We’ll email you once we’ve issued a store credit or a refund – typically within 10 business days after we receive your package. It may take up to 3 additional weeks for your bank to refund your credit card. PLEASE NOTE: PREPAID LABELS EXPIRE 15 DAYS FROM DATE WE SEND THEM TO YOU.

To note:

  • If we have questions about your return, we will contact you by phone or email. 
  • Returned merchandise that does not meet the conditions of the Gear.com Return Policy will be declined and a refund will not be issued. 
  • All sales are final on gift cards, lift tickets, and passes, as noted at time of purchase.
  • If you prefer to work directly with a carrier to ship your return, please reach out to support@gear.com to request an RMA and return shipping address.

Mail-in return exceptions

Some items cannot be returned via our return portal, including the following:

  1. Hazardous materials
  2. Food items
  3. Oversize items
  4. Some Corporate & Group Sales items

Mail-in return exceptions may apply to coolers, tents, kayaks, surfboards, SUP boards, cargo boxes, car racks, indoor cycles, power stations and more. 

Store Credits

Store credits issued for returned products will expire one year from the date of issuance. 

All other store credits expire 90 days from issuance, including credits issued by our Customer Success team or as part of a promotion.

Manufacturing Defect/Warranty Claims ​

If you experience a manufacturing defect, or it's outside of Gear.com’s 30 day return window, please contact the manufacturer directly. Gear.com does not provide any direct warranty services, though your purchase may be covered by a brand or manufacturer warranty. If a warranty claim requires a Proof of Purchase from Gear.com, please contact support@gear.com and we'll be happy to email a copy if needed.

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