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X Burton Promise Land Splitboard
Backcountry has over 30 years of experience pioneering the outdoor industry and Burton has 40-plus years of their own paving the way in snowboard design, so it was a match made in powder heaven when we collaborated on the Promise Land Splitboard. Made with input from our most experienced Gearheads here in Salt Lake City—who know the legendary Wasatch Range that is our backyard better than anyone—this split is named after and designed for the type of terrain found in one of our favorite zones in the Utah backcountry.
Right off of Peak 10420, the wooded area called "Promise Land" has steep clearings, tight trees on low-angle slopes, and plenty of protected powder thanks to its thick Evergreens, to give us powdery natural terrain that this split loves to lap. Floaty, nimble, and light, the medium-flexing Promise Land has a directional swallowtail shape and 15mm of taper to help sink the tail and buoy the larger nose for effortless float in deep powder, while also turning between tight trees with agility and maintaining stability at speed in those steep sections. The Directional Camber profile further enhances float while juicing our deep-driving turns with extra power on the descent, and also ensures a smoother glide when we're on the skin track back up.
Equal parts light and strong, the splitboard-specific wood core offers pop, strength, and reduced weight to help us drop cliffs with control, ollie fallen trees, and make easy work of the uphill. Light and lightning-quick, the 45° Carbon Highlights balance a lively, responsive feel with power and aggression for busting through the chop. Even though the stance is setback almost two inches, 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 piece of cake right out of the box.
- We partnered with Burton to make this nimble, versatile split
- Directional Camber is agile and floaty, yet stable and powerful
- Setback stance and 15mm taper lifts nose and sinks tail in pow
- Balanced Freeride Geometry gives a more freestyle feel
- Medium flex mixes high-speed stability with forgiveness
- Strong, light wood core makes for powerful pop and an easy ascent
- Carbon highlights increase response and power without the weight
- Sintered base helps us fly through those slow, flat spots
- Split Channel is strong, fast, and incredibly adjustable
- Burton's been at the forefront of progression since 1977
- Item #BCC00GJ
- Directional Camber
- directional swallowtail (15mm taper)
- medium (6 out of 10)
- Effective Edge
- Waist Width
- Sidecut Radius
- Stance Width
- Stance Setback
- Split Channel
- FSC-Certified Super Fly II 700G Splitboard
- 45° Carbon Highlights
- Hardware Included
- pre-mounted pucks
- Recommended Use
- backcountry snowboarding
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited lifetime
What do you think about this product?
December 23, 2019
- I've put it through the wringer
Last winter myself and my gearhead colleagues sat down with Burton to design our dream splitboard. We wanted to create a board that is super fun to ride on low angle pow days and riding our favorite chutes in the Wasatch. It's slight taper sink it in deep pow but isn't so dramatic you can't make quick turns in trees or in a chute. I'm also super stoked on the mellow swallowtail design we were able to create. I am excited to update this review as I get out this winter. I've been in NYC since the season began and look forward to riding it this weekend. NOTE: regular splitboard skins will not work with this board. We found that the Pomoca Splitboard skins and the Black Diamond Ski skins work best with the centered tail clip.
December 6, 2019
- I've used it several times
December 23, 2019
Hey Catherine! Jeff is actually one of the designers for the Promise Land board along with myself and our colleagues Sarah and Warren. We don't have all of this information on the site so we have this photo posted to both the Women's and Men's listing. The only difference between the Men's and Women's version is length. Personally, I think it's a unisex board as men and women ride both 149 and 159 cm boards.
November 7, 2019
Will work with Karakoram RM 2.0
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.
April 26, 2020
What skins would you recommend for this board? Binding recommendations for these pucks?
April 27, 2020
Hey Jennifer, I would recommend our Backcountry X G3 High Traction Skin: purchase the S/M in the 140mm. https://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-high-traction-splitboard-skin?skid=BCC00AQ-MOUGOA-S140MMMED&ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6c3BsaXRib2FyZCBza2luOjE6MjI6c3BsaXRib2FyZCBza2lu We are currently out of stock in all split board bindings. I would recommend the Spark Arc Pro however.