A carbon weave layup combined with a paulownia/aluminum core shaves weight and maintains pop/performance. The reduced weight will save you energy on the uphill while keeping the flex stiff enough, and the ride damp enough, to hold an edge through chatter and crud on the downhill or hammer that pow slash in deep snow. Meanwhile the graphite infused, Electra Sintered base, is fast enough to keep you on top all day long and we’ve changed to a full white, water-based, lacquer topsheet to help prevent snow and ice buildup on longer tours. As with many full carbon products, we want to be transparent in that optimizing for lightweight performance can sacrifice long-term durability – if you want an ultra-durable daily driver, check out the Backwoods Splitboard instead.
For the finishing touches on this splitboard, we use active latching Karakoram Ultraclips to help create as close to a solid board feel as possible and limit chatter between sections. Additionally, we design with camber underfoot so that you’ll have optimum skin traction for the uphill, and edge-hold on the downhill. A slight shift of the touring bracket forward to create a heavier tail also allows for ease of kick-turns in the skin track.