Riding Style / Field of use
The Mendiboard Hexagon is a classic splitboard for all kinds of backcountry action, the camber gives great stability and lots of pop. Regarding the price it is great quality at a very good price.
Ascent: The camber and the long effective edge gives excellent traction even at tricky traverses. The balance point is well choosen so the nose comes up even at deep snow of around 40 cm and the board pulls straight forward. The kickturns are easy to be done.
Descent: Also at the descent the camber plays an important role, good stability and great grip even if you are surprised by an icy section you can relay on the Mendiboard Hexagon, just push it and you will find grip quickly. The float in powder is good, due to the optimized performance for alpine splitboarding you have to put your weight on the backfoot, to get the nose out of the snow. To ride Mendi properly you need a certain level of snowboarding and some power in your legs but than you can also cut throug crust and enjoy tracked descents as well.
Big respect for the guys from Spain who offer a great board wich is suitable for alpine terrain at a very economic price.
Snowconditions at the tests: Powder up to 40 cm, windpress and ice
Bindings used: Spark and Plum
Boots: Deeluxe and Fitwell
A traditional camber directional splitboard that gives you maximum performance while going up and down the mountain in a wide range of snow conditions. Despite the camber profile, the splitboard comes with a decent noserocker to boost the floatability in deep powder. Carbon laminates give lots of POP and help to reduce the board’s weight, while keeping torsional stiffness or reactivity. The Isosport 7500 sintered base with high wax absorption capabilities will make sure that different snow conditions are not an obstacle to good slip and performance.
Mendiboard Hexagon in Action:
Mendiboard Hexagon Split Specs:
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- Directional Shape
- Camber profile
- Sintered Isosport 7500 base with high wax absorption
- Carbonium laminate technology
- Ultralight and durable topsheet with uv protector
- Triaxial fiberglass
- Poplar and bamboo mixed wood core