The Pow Wrench Split from Burton is short and wide and falls in the category of volume shifted splits. It is suitable for deep powder days, to plough through the powder with enough lift and agility.
Burton Pow Wrench Split
If you ascent primarily in the powder and not like a goat in blown off flanks to get into the fresh powder - take a closer look at the Pow Wrench.
Ascent: Unfortunately we only had the Burton Pow Wrench under our feet for one day, but even here we tested the board in as many situations and snow conditions as possible. We noticed a solid ascent up to about 35° in hard conditions. If it gets steeper, some more elaborate climbing technique is required to get further safely, or crampons of course. Nevertheless, compared to the other purebred powder boards in the test, it performed well and we felt safe on the ascent. The Pow Wrench also pulls cleanly forward and is well balanced, so kickturns are smooth and easy to do. As usually with Burton splitboards, the weight is more on the heavy side, but this should be compensated by more durability and longivity.
Descent: Fortunately we found a nicely filled chute and could put the Burton Wrench splitboard to its beloved powder. Yes, as expected from Burton it rides superbly downhill and is a lot of fun in the powder. There is nothing to complain about in terms of agility and directional stability. Even on hard slopes you are agile and controlled despite the powder shape.
The Pow Wrench Split from Burton is short and wide and falls in the category of volume shifted splits. It is suitable for deep powder days, to plough through the powder with enough lift and agility. However, the width (Waist Width 26.5 cm with a length of 154 cm) is less pronounced, as for example with other well-known candidates from the powder fish segment. So other volume shift boards - a look into our splitboarding.eu archive reveals - are much wider: K2 Split Bean (28,1 cm at a length of 144 cm) at the extreme end, Jones Storm Chaser (27,5 cm at a length of 147/152/157 cm) or Rossignol Sushi (28,2 cm at a length of 145 cm). The swallowtail is kept subtle and the board has a flat rocker profile.
|Nose Length (mm)||300||300|
|Effective Edge (mm)||1050||1130|
|Tail Length (mm)||180||180|
|Nose Width (mm)||303.3||316.5|
|Tail Width (cm)||283.4||296.5|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||6.3||6.8|
- Burton Split Channel System
- Sintered base
- Directionaler shape with 20mm taper
- Triaxial fiberglass
- Flat profile