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 18-19
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. Also worth to mention, one of the fastest base we encountered, when it gets flat the Freeride Split glides pretty quick.
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.
The Freeride Split after one season in use
After countless days in the Austrian Alps, Georgia, and some Coloirs in the Dolomites it is still in pretty good shape. Topsheet and Base got some scratches, which is unavoidable. The camber profile and pop haven't changed noticeably.
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.
Nothing has changed in design and construction compared to the 2017-18 model. In season 2017-18, 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. A low camber ensures the best compromise between flotation of full rocker, responsiveness and grip of camber.
Freeride Split Specs:
Freeride Split Presentation:
Freeride Split in Action:
Profile: Early Rocker in nose & tail, camber under foot
Base: Isosport 7500 Sintered 1.3 mm thick
Topsheet: Isosport Brushed Polyamide - scratch-resistant and less snow sticks to the board
Composite: Triaxiales Fiberglass - for optimum torsional stiffness
Long sidecut radius - for a stable ride