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Based on the pow-slashing shape of the legendary Sick Stick, the Salomon Split Splitboard excels along a wide variety of backcountry terrain, ranging from tight aspens to open bowls and steep chutes. The Salomon Split floats effortlessly in the deepest snow, thanks to its tapered twin shape and Cross Profile. It's flat along the board's effective edge for locked-in edge hold and stability at speed, transitioning to rocker at the tip and tail for improved buoyancy and catch-free turns.
While most split boards feature a highly directional shape, the Salomon Split keeps you centered along the effective edge, with a slightly pulled-in tail for superior float without sacrificing its ability to grip on hardpack. Since it's balanced with a centered stance, the Split is a great choice for throwing some freestyle into your backcountry pursuits. 10 to 12-millimeters of taper naturally sinks the rear end, keeping the nose from submerging when you're ripping fresh powder.
Inside this backcountry ripper, you'll find a Ghost Green core that's comprised of lightweight paulownia for improved uphill efficiency and plentiful pop. Popster core profiling mills out key sections for a snappier feel when you're loading up the tail before boosting off cliff drops and natural rollers. Rugged ABS sidewalls withstand regular thrashings when you're clanking 'em together in tour mode or bumping into branches and stumps. Additionally, you'll find Salomon's fastest Sintered EG base that's finished with Electra for unparalleled glide over a wide variety of snow conditions in the backcountry.
Please note, the Split comes with custom skins to maximize touring efficiency, as well as Plum hooks for a tighter connection that delivers a feel similar to riding a solid board.
- Versatile split for riding a variety of backcountry terrain
- Cross Profile is flat underfoot, with rocker at tips
- Tapered twin shape keeps you centered and floats well
- Medium flex is stable at speed, yet still playful
- Lightweight paulownia core lends uphill efficiency
- Popster core profiling allows for plentiful snap
- Quadratic sidecut for fluid edge-to-edge transitions
- Included custom-cut skins and Plum hooks
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- Q & A
Snapped after 5 rides
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After using this board 5 or 6 days the front nose snapped right by the binding. I did not take any particularly hard falls, this was from regular use. Extremely disappointed with this board. Prior to snapping I found the base very sticky. Brought it in to get waxed and the guy helping me said he had the same setup and found the base to be very sticky.
Are you supposed to size down a bit with this board? 157 is my typical all mountain resort board size. Conventional wisdom says I want a 158-160 in a splitboard. I definitely am not looking for a 163.
The image is of the 2016-17 salomon split. Is that the actual one being sold?