Jeff Daceywrote a review of Venture Snowboards Zelix Splitboard on January 7, 2015
My Zelix turns the backcountry into a giant playground and leaves me grinning ear to ear constantly. I got this board for work last year and used it more than 40 days, used a Jones Solution the rest of the time. While the Solution is a serious board for serious conditions, the Zelix is about the polar opposite...it makes me feel like a 13-year-old. The old-school Voile hardware stays tight - better than my Karakoram clips - and there is no sloppiness at all. The top sheet on mine has gotten beat up pretty good because of the glossy finish and using it for work, but it doesn't hurt performance and there's no sign of delamination. The simple flat/rocker profile is awesome in the powder and gives a surfy, but stable feel. It's rugged, but fairly lightweight. The only times it's not fun is on hardpack where it chatters at high speeds and the rocker makes touring on icy side hills miserable, but I use my other board in such conditions. It's a well constructed piece of equipment that gets bonus points because it's made in a small shop in Colorado. I paired it up with Spark Burner bindings and it's a dream. The G3/Spark climbing skin tip and tailclips fit a little funny, but they work fine. Overall, I couldn't be happier with this board.