What is a Split Board? The problem with conventional snowboards, even those specifically designed as powder snowboards has been their range and ability in accessing the back country pristine powder runs that riders want.
Sure these can be accessed by cat or helicopter, but theres are exspensive options and not easily accessible to the everyday rider.
Enter Skis – Skis have long had the ability to cross and climb vast tracts of fresh snow with minimal effort. Where as a snowboarder hjas to unstrap and climb, foot after foot into sinking 30cm deep powder or more, skiers can traverse accross or climb with much more ease. If youve ever hiked somewhere in the back country with a board – you know the effort and pain you go to.
So starting in the mid 1990′s split boarding was developed to further the reach of snowboards in the back country away from lift systems.
The boards are designed to be split apart down the middle into two skis. The binding fixtures and inserts are also designed in such away that they are easily configuarble for the change – particuarly as this is done in the realms of the back country mountains.
Split boarding’s popularity has drastically increased in recent years and now many top brands offer a Splitboard snowboard as part of their ranges.
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