Hello splitboarding community,
It has been a month I am looking for my first ever splitboard and I am drowning in hesitation !
It has been 3 years since I ride almost only offpist at my local resorts and I am a good rider in all conditions.
I selected two models where maybe you can enlighten me:
Plum Transition, you can find the review here by slitboarding.eu:
Jones solution 20/21 , you can find the review here:
For my bindings for both I chooses the plum Feyan:
My hesitation is :
I love the Plum model because it is shaped and created in my country and the quality is over the top. And I truly believe that to be eco friendly you have to consume locally and buy products that are build to last.
I love the solution because it has a slightly better review on this website (WP 4.7 VS 4.3 for the transition) . And because it is a solution, it will be always good in all conditions.
The mains negatives points on those boards for me are:
For the transition: lack of user review and user experience, I am afraid that this board will lack stability at high speed. And comparing the splitboarding.eu tests, the playfulness of this board seems to achieve less than the solution. Overall this board is slightly worst than the solution.
For the Solution: I saw user review of past years that some (a tiny minority) solutions/Jones snowboards are not completely sustainable and after some tours it lost "too much" of its base or edges. In addition, my hearth is definitely turned toward local splitboard actors of my country... It is more a ethical problem I have...
If someone convince me that the transition will carry me without failure over all conditions (from steep icy couloirs to fresh snow fields) I will definitely take it ! But I have not found any user review on the internet...
Sorry for my low English level I am trying my best ! If you need more informations to help me don't hésite to ask I will gladly answer you.
Thank you in advance have a nice winter !