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X Burton Promise Land Splitboard
With Backcountry's more than 30 years of experience shaping the outdoor industry landscape, and Burton setting the gold standard in snowboard design for 40-plus years of their own, it's only fitting that we teamed up with the big B to create the Promise Land Splitboard. And with the legendary Utah backcountry just a stone's throw from our offices here in Salt Lake City, it's even more fitting that our Gearheads designed this split with the terrain of its namesake—one of our favorite zones in the Wasatch—in mind.
Just off of Peak 10420, the wooded area known as "Promise Land" has steep clearings, low-angle options in tight trees, and plenty of protected powder thanks to its thick Evergreens, to make for a natural playground that this split thrives in. Light, fun, and surfy, the medium-flexing Promise Land starts with a directional swallowtail shape and 15mm of taper to help sink the tail and buoy the larger nose for effortless float, while also turning on a dime between tight trees and maintaining stability at speed in those steep sections. The Directional Camber profile adds even more float while giving extra power to our deep-driving turns on the descent, then makes for a smoother glide when we're on the skin track back up.
As light as it is strong, the splitboard-specific wood core provides pop, strength, and reduced weight to help us ollie surprise downed trees and make easy work of the uphill. More weight savings and lightning-quick response come courtesy of 45° Carbon Highlights that balance a twitchy, responsive feel with power and aggression in choppy, tracked snow. While it does boast almost two inches of setback, the Balanced Freeride Geometry makes for a twin-like, freestyle feel on flat while still turning tight and fast with the surfy, float we expect from a directional pow deck. Among our favorite features is the Split Channel, giving us one of the strongest, fastest, easiest, and most adjustable mounting systems ever offered on a splitboard, and the pre-mounted pucks make the setup a breeze right from the jump.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Playful, versatile splitboard made by Backcountry and Burton
- Directional Camber balances easy float with powerful turns
- Setback stance and 15mm taper lifts nose and sinks tail in pow
- Balanced Freeride Geometry gives us a more freestyle feel
- Medium flex mixes high-speed stability with forgiveness
- Impressively light wood core keeps pop powerful and uphill easy
- Carbon highlights enhance response and power without the weight
- Sintered base keeps us flying through slow, flat spots
- Split Channel is tough, fast, and incredibly adjustable
- Burton's been at the forefront of progression since 1977
- Item #BCC00GK
- Q & A
Yes it is Karakoram Compatible
The reviews below are wrong. While this board does come with Pucks it will also work with the Karakoram Ride Mode 2.0. Ride Mode 2.0 was designed to work with Burton Channel Boards. Karakoram has confirmed this with Burton. You just have some extra pucks if you use karakoram.
Rode it and loved it!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Here is some backstory on this split, it was designed by five gearheads who are avid splitboarders in collaboration with Burton. Every detail of this split was influenced by us, down to the profile, taper, nose and tail. Even the hole-less base and the Karakoram split clips which is only featured on this board for Burton's family tree splitboard line. The name of this split was chosen as well by our recommendations, the "promise land" sits at the top of where the original bone zone use to be in the side country of Utah's Brighton Resort.
I got to test this split out last season and I am thoroughly impressed it. It floats really well and it can turn easy do to sidecut radius. We aimed for a lightweight splitboard that can handle 30 degree tree runs to 45 degree chutes. A splitboard that is also fun to ride and you can do a little bit of freestyle but doesn't give up a solid ride. The channel system offers unlimited stance options and the detail of the karakoram split clips with no holes in the base makes for a smoother ride and easier repairs on the base if you need. Pre-mounted pucks makes this one of those best bang for buck splits out there. If you like to do everything from butters in the pow and sending steep chutes as well as something that is light and can get you uphill, look no further.
Spark R & D Arc, Surge, Arc Pro, Surge Pro, Blaze and older gen
Burton Hitchhiker and Hitchhiker X
Voile Speed Rail and Light Rail
K2 Farout Binding
PLUM bindings (adapter sold separately for conversion)
Not Compatible with Karakoram bindings or Union Bindings
Feel free to reach out if you have questions, enjoy the picture of myself ripping this in the Uinta backcountry of Utah.
Pre mounted pucks and hardware are compatible with the burton hitchhiker bindings as well as the Spark R&D bindings.