Season: 2018/19
 
Category: Splitboards
 
Manufacturer: Borealis Snowboards
 

First Impression Test

The Arcane Split is entering the next season. From the riding point of view it impresses with its excellent edge hold and enormous manoeuvrability. The slightly longer nose gives float, just enough that you can ride it in a very controlled manner.

Borealis Arcane Split 18-19



Board-Profile: Hybrid
Hybrid
Rider-Level:
AdvancedExpert

Length: 157cm  163cm  

Weight: 0g  3.500g  

Price (SRP) from: 749€
WP-Score:  
3.4

Included: Splitboard, Karakoram Clips & Hooks

Description


First Impression Test

The Arcane Split is entering the next season. From the riding point of view it impresses with its excellent edge hold and enormous manoeuvrability. The slightly longer nose gives float, just enough that you can ride it in a very controlled manner. It is relatively soft and can easily be pushed into the curve. Due to its weight a little riding plaesure is unfortunately lost. If there are improvements on the weight side, it has the chance to come far ahead in all test results. The Borealis Arcane climbs quite well thanks to the light camber and can also score in hard and relatively steep traverses.

Product Description

The Borealis Arcane is the big brother of the Viking split. It is fast, powerful, stable, and a very responsive board. It can be ridden with precision, when approximation is not an option. Just as the solid version, it is built with a long Camber and carries the latest technologies and premium materials. Additional contact points in the binding area bring perfect grip where you really need it: frozen couloirs, extreme runs and hard snow. Its nose is slightly wider than its tail (tapered shape) allowing it to hover on top of powder with no effort. Its wide radius brings stability and edge-hold at high speeds. Its UL Triax Fiberglass and ultra-thin DNA bioplastic topsheet make unbelivebly light. Its hardened steel edges are strong and reliable. 

Blizzard Camber Profile:

Specifications Borealis Arcane Splitboard:

Size (cm)

Sidecut Radius (m)Ref. Stance (mm)Nose Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Effective Edge (cm)Set-Back (mm)
1578.556030025028511725
1638.857030525629012025

Video Presentation:

Borealis Video - Arcane in Action with FWT Rider Clément Bochatay:

Details


Shape: Directional
Profile: Blizzard Camber - long cambered zone for maximum power outside of turns, rockered nose and tail
Topsheet: Ultra-thin plant-based bioplastic topsheet, snow repellent
Composite: Ultralight triaxial fiberglass
Vibrafoil: Thin rubber strips placed oustside of the inserts to reduce vibrations and absorb impacts
Powder Paw: Kevlar & Carbon lines for impact absorption & added stability and response  
Carbon Power Beams: Carbon stringers for extra pop
Woodcore: Poplar, paulownia with bamboo rods
Dual Sidewaves: added contact points at the binding area
Base: Isosport 7200 sintered
Protection: Ultra-thin stainless steel protectors at tip & tail
Edge: Hardened steel edges for maximum grip and improved durability
Flex: 8.5/10