This split is the real deal. Take a winning board shape, directional camber, lightweight core, cut it in half, and destroy both the up and down of your backcountry adventure.
The split channel setup is a breeze to adjust and dial in your stance exactly how you want. Even though it still uses pucks, it's much easier to line up than the standard inserts. I paired this board with the Burton Hitchhikers and it was a match made in heaven.
This isn't the lightest splitboard on the market, but it is far from the heaviest, and weight was never an issue for me on the up. I got to tour around on this for a couple of weeks over the summer in Chile, and I can't wait to get it out for winter in the Northern Hemisphere. I rode this is powder, through winddrifts, on groomers, and over some really nasty ice and didn't have any trouble at all. Stability felt great at speed, and edging and responsiveness was amazing. I even used this for a day of resort riding the board was so fun and playful.
The tapered shape and traditional yet setback camber makes the soft stuff a dream to float through, and handles all the mixed snow conditions you can experience in the backcountry with ease. Traditional camber makes skinning much easier while skinning compared to rockered boards. I think Burton knocked it out of the park on this one, and with 158cm and 163cm options it should be the perfectly sized backcountry weapon.