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The Bonsai

$750 - $1,200
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Our stripped-down freeride board, the BONSAI is meticulously crafted and refined with the essential elements required to ride big lines in any conditions. From on-piste carves to deep backcountry powder slashes, the Bonsai is an instrument of expression, and a favorite of hard-charging riders everywhere.

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A pure expression of freeride performance, the Cardiff Bonsai was designed around the desire for a simple and streamlined board that could handle it all—it has raced in boarder cross events, carves spring corn, and offers incredible performance in deep conditions. The Bonsai features Cardiff’s FLOATilla construction, which combines a big, wide nose with the gradual rocker of HALFcamber™ to create a shorter board with increased float. Original artwork by Sam Bawden features the gnarled and resilient bristlecone pines found along the high ridgelines of Cardiff’s home Wasatch Range—trees that experience and endure an incredible range of winter conditions.



The CARDIFF HALFcamber™ places camber where it is absolutely necessary and gradual rocker everywhere else. The result is maximum glide, maneuverability, and edge control.


Every Cardiff snowboard is uniquely designed to match the shape to the camber - resulting in a new standard of performance.


Big float, small board: by placing more surface area under foot and a gradual nose rocker the patent-pending HALFcamber™ allows us to create shorter boards with more float.

The Bonsai Split Diagram The Bonsai Camber Dimensions
The Bonsai Solid Diagram
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The Phantom Difference
PHANTOM is a permanent, one-time application base treatment that provides increased glide across all conditions. A disruptive, truly innovative solution that ushers in a new era in snowsports.

PHANTOM's patent-pending polymer technology offer ultimate convenience combined with great glide performance. Cured PHANTOM is an inert substance, meaning your skis or snowboard can continue to gilde while not contaminating the watershed.