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Rockered nose and tail keep the tips up whichever way you’re riding, and the directional twin shape is ideal for sliding any which way, so you can spin and butter your way in and out of switch. The rockered nose will also help with breaking trail when walking by pushing the nose up over the snow.
Camber underfoot keeps things poppy while moving in and out of turns and provides more spring for ollies. When in split-mode, the underfoot camber will help keep the full effective edge in contact with the snow.
Triax fibreglass keeps things stable, yet the board boasts playful flexibility in the range of 7 out of 10. The combination of poplar and bamboo in the core keeps things snappy and responsive.
The durable poly topsheet will help shed snow so that you don't end up carrying the whole snowpack with you.
The nose and tail are reinforced so that the tips are protected from whatever you might throw at them.
Ultraclips from Karakoram keep the board pulled tightly together. The new Ultraclips are lighter than previous designs, and fully constrains the seam of the splitboard. The lever locks in split-mode to eliminate rattling and unwanted movement while walking. The hardware features holeless tech that eliminates the usual holes in the base of the snowboard, leaving the base smooth.
Core: Poplar, Bamboo
Base: Sintered Alum
Clips: Stainless steel and aluminum
Fun board to ride! Camber underfoot keeps things poppy and edges locked into turns. The Weston Range split keeps the shape traditional and fun for free riding. It’s no pow surfer like the Cold Smoke Voodoo, but it serves the purpose it is designed for.
People always say that it’s the little things that make the difference, and this board is no exception to that rule. I really like the reinforced tip and tail as this is an area that always seems to get damaged on my other splitboards. I also really dig the holeless clip tech. It seems like a really simple solution to an issue that seems to have flown under the radar on splitboards.
I like that Weston chose to put the Karakoram Ultra clips on this board. These clips pull the board together really tight and don’t rattle around like the older Karakoram clips used to. And fear not, if you use Spark bindings, the clips are compatible and won’t get in the way of splitting the board for getting into tour mode.
I think this would be a great board for someone who is looking for a good all around split. If you are into charging big mountain lines, or only go out when it’s mega deep, you might want to keep looking. But for most people, I think this would be a really fun board for playing in the backcountry.
Shape: Directional twin
Dimensions: 30.6 x 25.8 x 30.6cm (nose/waist/tail for 161cm length)
Quality / Price: 1.5/2
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