Passionate about developing the world’s best snowboarding products for girls, the Chicas program unites a dedicated team of female technicians, designers and team riders. Constant pro rider feedback from Lisa Filzmoser, Conny Bleicher and Dominique Vallée has allowed the team to design a line of products exceeding the demands of even the most advanced snowboarders. With endless opportunities to customize their ride, the Chicas world continues to put the emphasis on freedom of expression.
The new equipment boasts esquisitely engineered construction to fit the precise demands of the female snowboarder, and with a boatload of differences between the female rider and her male counterpart, the Elan Chicas collection has left no stone unturned in the quest to look good, and to hold a sweet ride.
Narrower shape : Reduced board width made possible due to smaller women’s feet makes the transfer from edge to edge easier and quicker.
Shorter Effective length : Reducing the effective length means easier turning of the board while in motion. Less effort is required for the same end result.
More Flex: The fact is that women are lighter than men. So in order to give them the same board performance, our women-specific models are softer than other boards.
Reduced Setback: The center of gravity for women is set further backwards than their male counterparts. Due to this fact, we have used less setback to empower women with more effortless turns.
Lightweight baseplate construction: The holes on the sides of the base clearly show you where unnecessary material was removed.
Effortless boot fit: The binding is shorter and narrower compared to men’s bindings so that the integrated lock-in of both sides of the boot is just right.
Specific high back shape: Adapted to the physiology of the female form – this high back is lowered in shape, more rounded and open on the upper section to prevent unwanted pressure points.
Backstay support with low collar design: By lowering the cut line of the soft collar, we have ensured perfect comfort for the shapely female calf without any unwanted pinches.
Liner ankle reinforcement: Narrower in the ankle area, women’s feet demand more buffering in order to stay in position with minimal movement. We have reinforced the necessary area.
Outsole torsional reinforcement: The TPU bridge designed with women in mind represents the perfect combination of both – elegant in design yet unrivaled in performance.
The Three Boards are aptly named as 'Trinity', 'Sense' and 'Aurora' and all come with a bunch of accessories that you can use to spill your creative juices including a slick little gold bird that screws flat onto the 'Sense' board, just to add a little more glam to the already class graphics!
For other information on Elan snowboards and the Chicas products, visit www.elansnowboards.com