When it comes to riding technically complicated and steep lines, the Furbergs were always strong. Very robust ships, maybe a bit heavier than other boards, but they survive almost every situation on the mountain.
Furberg Freeride Split 17-18
Splitboard Test Results
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.
Descent: The updated shape feels more playful and it feels instantly very comfortable after the first turns. Also people with a lower body weight can gain full control with longer board versions. Even if things get a bit more rough, the Furberg always keeps you in full control. With the rockered nose you glide effortlessly through pow without having to shift your body weight too much backwards. The sintered base can also cope with stone contacts to a certain degree without any problems.
Ascent: In difficult traverses or in steeper terrain, the edge holds perfectly. Due to its perfect balance the nose comes up nicely and the kickturns go with ease.
When it comes to riding technically complicated and steep lines, the Furbergs were always strong. Very robust ships, maybe a bit heavier than other boards, but they survive almost every situation on the mountain. The long sidecut radius provides stability that is appreciated when conditions are not perfect. After all, it doesn't have fluffy powder every day on the mountain. Especially on the big lines conditions change quite fast within a descent.
In the new season 2017-18, Furberg remains true to this concept, but the sidecut radius has been shortened: from a full 18 m radius to 11.6 to 14 m - depending on the board size. The rocker and reverse sidecut has been slightly extended, nose and tail, too. These changes promise a catch-free ride and at the same time a more optimized setup: The board becomes more agile and follows the curve better as soon as you stand on the edge. Furthermore, the transition to the reverse sidecut and the still long turning radius ensures sufficient stability.
Also new this year: Low camber to ensure the best compromise between flotation of full rocker, responsiveness and grip of camber.
Freeride Split Specs:
Freeride Split in Action:
- Profile: Early Rocker im Nose & Tail, Camber under foot
- Base: Isosport 7500 Sintered 1.3 mm thick
- Topsheet: Isosport Brushed Polyamide
- Core: Poplar
- Composite: Triaxial Fiberglass
- Long sidecut radius