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Featherweight performance for backcountry aficionados.

Go beyond merely earning your turns and enjoy the entire experience, from skinning up to ripping down, with the lightweight, pow-surfing performance of the K2 Ultrasplit Splitboard. Claimed to be the lightest splitboard on earth, the Ultrasplit weighs an astounding 3.3-pounds lighter than the industry standard when it's equipped with K2's groundbreaking Kwicker step-in system. In fact, this board forgoes a topsheet all together to eliminate excess weight for easier skinning.

Made to work with K2's Kwicker Tech (it also works with traditional split interfaces), the Ultrasplit delivers a 50% faster transition time when it's equipped with K2's Kwicker step-in bindings. Ultimately, this means less hassle when you're switching from touring to riding mode, allowing for more riding time and no more frozen fingers. Essentially, the K2 Kwicker system is a step-in binding system that eliminates separate bindings and binding plates. All you have to do is simply pop the binding off its hinge (when it's in touring mode), slide it over your pre-mounted pucks, and lock it into place. Voila! You're now ready to step into the binding with your K2 Stark, Compass, or Arrow boots (sold separately).

From steep couloirs to wide open bowls, the Ultrasplit is ready for hard-charging backcountry action with its rocker-flat hybrid profile and pow-friendly, directional shape. The board itself is set-back 3/4 of an inch for enhanced float. Combined with the large, spoon-like Tweekends, this board effortlessly rides through deep powder, especially when you consider there's more rocker in the nose to prevent submersion. Its predominately flat shape extends just past both binding inserts for easier skinning (when compared with fully rockered shapes) and a neutral-feeling ride that grips hardpack and sketchy snow when needed.

Inside the guts of the Ultrasplit, you'll find an ultra-tough Bambooyah Split core that's made with horizontally laminated bamboo for nearly unbreakable strength and a snappy flex. In fact, K2 uses a nearly identical core on their freestyle flagship, the Fastplant, to withstand punishment from street and freestyle riding. In addition to the Bambooyah Split core, this board features ICG 20 carbon stringers and a Carbon Web for enhanced snap when you're sending it off cliffs and natural features. Rounding out the board's impressive features, the Ø sintered base brings an ultra-fast glide over a wide variety of snow conditions encountered while backcountry riding.

  • All-Terrain baseline with Tweekends (rocker-flat hybrid)
  • Backside Hyper Progressive (directional with 3/4-inch setback)
  • Bambooyah Split core: horizontally laminated bamboo
  • ICG 20: carbon integrated with fiberglass laminates
  • Carbon Web radiates from inserts to tips
  • Ultra Tech construction (sidewall-cap blend)
  • Split Track system allows for unlimited stance options
  • Comes with Z Clips and 2-point skin attachment
  • Compatible with K2 Kwicker binding interface (sold separately)
  • Works with Voile and Karakoram split interfaces
  • K2 skins, hinges, crampons, heel risers, pucks sold separately

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