25 October 2017    
The Splitboarding.eu Editors Selection and more than 30 other current splitboards and splitboard bindings of the season 2018 in review. All results of the Splitboard Test 17/18 are summarized here for you:

Splitboarding Editors Selection 2017/18:

Splitboarding Editors Selection 2014/15

Since the beginning of the year we have taken a closer look at more than 30 splitboards and bindings for you and tried them on different tours. Once again we have awarded the most interesting and outstanding among the large number of good products with the Splitboarding Editors Selection.

What else, apart from our focus on a good all-round performance, was the deciding factor for the choice? This and more you can read in the detailed test reports and you are welcome to add your own experiences, questions and comments.
Combined with your preferred area of use and your special preferences, you will find your personal test winner.

Impressionen Splitboard Test

The criteria of our Splitboard product tests reflect the points to which you should pay attention if you have the opportunity to try out your desired setup before buying. An extensively testing opportunity is for example, our Split& Relax Testival at Livingroom Hochkönig.

Describes the orientation of the splitboard, whether it is more powdery, all-mountain, speed or freestyle oriented. With the generally used several testers who had a board on the test bench, it is a joint statement.

  • Riding Performance:Here we evaluate the riding characteristics of the Splitboard models based on the most important factors in splitboarding, agility and edge grip.
  • Uphill Performance: The most important thing in the ascent is a good skin for splitboarding (in the test all with a 70/30 Kohla mix skin), good edge grip when traversing, good traction to the front (the board should not turn like a compass needle on the snow, but pull cleanly forward - the forward traction or traction is integrated in the traverse parameter) and a low weight.
  • Features: Since splitboards are usually a somewhat larger investment, we also consider the finishing to be very important. Apart from that, if we have our fun in nature, we should also make a contribution to environmental protection. Sustainability is thus also becoming a criterion.

Splitboard Bindings Test results

Plum Feyan 17-18

Pair of Plum Feyan 17-18Splitboarding Editors Selection 2017/18

What did we like while testing the Plum Feyan 17-18?

  • The new Baseplates, got almost one chocolate bar lighter
  • The new buckles, doesn't slip anymore, this is a great improvement if you like it tight
  • The U-Profile which encloses the axis - gives great stability and edge pressure ascending 
  • The fixation of the little safety hook at the lever - easy handling while closing your binding
  • The enclosing highbacks which give aditional stability and edgehold at challenging traverses
  • The Ski-Mode works amazing
  • The Design and super high quality processing
  • Made in Chez Nous

What we didn't like?+ read full review

Spark Surge 2017-18

Spark Surge red diagonal up frontSplitboarding Editors Selection 2017/18

What we liked at the Spark Surge 17-18?

  • The Pillowline Straps feel like you don't have a binding even if you are strappped in tight your power transmissinion is amazing
  • The Whammy Bar eases up the use of the Heel Risers so no fiddling any more when you want to use it. Big plus for more comfort
  • The power transfer
  • The stability
  • The overall performance on the way up and down
  • The easy changeover
  • The Rip N Flip Highback
  • The smooth fitting with the new pucks

What we didn`t like?

  • We are still searching for it.
  • We have heard about, that sometimes the crampons get loose and fall off, but we cannot confirm that. Sometimes it is a bit dificult to get them in but this is just a matter of practice.
+ read full review

Also new in winter 2017/18 and already tested for you:

  • Burton: Dump Truck Split and Flight Attendant Split
  • Rossignol: Sushi
  • Union: Expedition Bindung and Expedition FC (Fordged Carbon) Binding

Other new releases, interesting updates and fresh designs for splitboards and bindings that we have had already under our feet are listed here:

Splitboards

Splitboard binding

Splitboard Boots

Find out more about the companies taking part in the Splitboard Test and see their entire Splitboard equipment range on our respective brandpages.

Do you have own experiences, opinions or questions?
Then post these directly to the corresponding products. You are helping other splitboarders to choose the equipment they need and you are also push the development of even better splitboard stuff.