Splitboarding Editors Selection 2017/18:
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.
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.
Ultralight powder machine, which also withstands high speeds and tracked terrain. Top 5 on the first shot!
In powder it is almost unbeatable, extremely agile and riding makes a lot of fun. Even if we haven't had the opportunity to test it at the best conditions yet, it was love on the first ride.
Capita's first split is fun to ride. A respectable splitboard with excellent riding performance.
Ascent: With a classic camber profile and the modest rocker-nose it goes uphill, as it should be. The center of gravity is well chosen and kick turns are easy to accomplish.
Versatile freeride weapon of choice. Whether big mountain, powder or a little BC freestyle session, with the Furberg you are prepared for all situations.
The Furberg Freeride Split has made a huge leap forward in development. Compared to its predecessor models, it has become much lighter and more agile. The latter is due to the reduced sidecut radius and softer flex.
Cafe Racer - black and without milk please - but with a huge caffeine load of ride- and hike-performance
Ultra-light, it plays in the same league as other boards of this price and weight class. However, it takes some time getting used to. At the first descents we were not sure if it was the board or it was because of us. How do you get the edge into the snow, why doesn't it pop out of the carve?
Really fun to ride classic camber splitboard for all kind of alpine action for an unbeatable price!
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.
|Splitboard Bindings||Test results|
What did we like while testing the Plum Feyan 17-18?
What we didn't like?+ read full review
What we liked at the Spark Surge 17-18?
What we didn`t like?
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:
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.