If you snowboard and especially if you live in Vermont, I'm sure you've been thinking about getting a splitboard for a while. Your riding partner got one last season and has been tempting you with tales of getting untracked snow the day after a storm. Or perhaps you've been fighting to keep up while snowshoeing. This winter season might be time to pull the trigger - especially with the uncertainty of resort operations and capacity limitations expected this year. Our snowboard department has seen a pretty heavy uptick in interest in splitboarding and backcountry gear this year already,and therefore, stock won't last long. Financing options are available to make it as painless as possible. See you out on the skin track!
Designed to get you to the top faster so you can enjoy more turns on the way back down. First the Koroyd power core is incredibly light, made up of balsa and Koroyd keeping the over all weight of your setup down and reducing chatter and vibration. Koroyd is 70% lighter than balsa wood with no loss in strength or flex. It is primarily used in helmets and other protective equipment as it's also incredibly durable. The Hike pods under foot help you edge in on switchbacks easier and cause less drag than traditional edge designs.
Nitro now offers their own custom precut skins made by Kohla that are one of, if not the most durable and easy to use skins out. Their new hook system makes them faster on and off. Hardware attachments are designed for no holes in the base making it less prone to snag on rocks and allows you to switch out their custom made hardware for one of the many other systems out there if so desired. The mostly camber profile helps in touring but also gives a strong snappy ride on the way down. Subtle early rise in the tip and tail provide extra float through soft snow and chop. This is our premier option for those getting away from lift tickets, lines and those not hedging their bets on the resorts staying open this year. Lighter + Faster = More first tracks!
If there ever was such a thing as an East Coast split, the Squash is it. It tours very efficiently, rips tight trees and holds well on ice due to it's long effective edge. With a full camber profile, deep progressive sidecut, and directional swallow tail shape, the Squash smashes through powder and rails turns on hard pack like no-ones business. That large boat nose is keeps you afloat through the good stuff but also makes riding end of season chop super fun. The Power Lite core is made from their highest grade full length poplar and makes for a snappy, light and durable ride.
Nitro now offers their own custom precut skins made by Kohla that are one of, if not the most durable and easy to use skins out. Their new hook system makes them faster on and off. Hardware attachments are designed for no holes in the base making it less prone to snag on rocks and allows you to switch out their custom made hardware for one of the many other systems out there if so desired.
The Arc binding is the most popular splitboard binding in the world and for good reason. It's incredibly light weight, is simple and easy to use, and is super dependable. With a medium flex that lends itself well to the majority of riders out there, the Arc has a slightly surfy feel ideal for riders that prefer a little more mobility. Their new pillow line straps are made using a one piece construction, are extremely durable, comfortable and waterproof. The highback quickly moves from ride mode to tour mode and the new whammy bars allow you to quickly adjust your climbing wires for the angle of accent. New this year almost the entire binding is made in house at Spark R&D in Bozeman Montana.
Up, Up and Away! The first Splitboard specific boot that we have carried, the Incline has the features that you want at a price that isn't outrageous. With other split specific boots up in the $500-$600 range this is a well appointed boot for the person looking to bag some solid out of bounds riding, without having to have a separate boot for the resort. The sole of the boot features Vibram's Icetrek compound and their Artic grip tech. This combination lets you pretty much walk on glare ice without slipping. The boot is compatible with strap on and hybrid crampons if your really getting after it. Features a heavy duty Rubber toe for kicking in on tough climbs, a negative forward lean option for more comfort while hiking and their Theminator shield to keep your bindings from acting like a heat sink. Two different power tongue stiffeners allow you to dial in the flex. It's super quick to transition from hike to ride mode and you don't even have to take the gloves off.