Season: 2020/21
 
Category: Splitboards
 
Manufacturer: GoodBoards
 

The GB Split was shaped together with Aurélien Routens who is not only famous for is FWT runs but also for his mini webseries on YT, called

Goodboards GB Split


Review 2020/21 

Board-Profile: Camber
Camber
Rider-Level:
AdvancedExpert

Length: 160cm  165cm  

Weight: 0g  3.430g  

Price (SRP) from: 769€
WP-Score:  
3.8

Included: Splitboard, Union Hooks & Clips

Riding Style / Field of use


Classically shaped, moves within the range of the right weight and is ready for any kind of action. You prefer classic camber profiles? Then take a close look at it and test it yourself!
Freestyle, 75%
Allmountain, 80%
Powder, 70%
Speed, 85%

Test Results


If you prefer well proven shapes and profiles with current materials, then the Goodboards Split is the right choice for you.

Ascent: The Goodboards split can keep up solidly with the other brands. It pulls forward properly, skis come out of the snow well and in kickturn terrain it also performs pretty well. While edgehold is good it doesn't hold up as well as one or two other boards from our test, nonetheless all three testers felt confident with it. Even up to almost 40° under hard conditions it was possible to walk without crampons with the appropriate technique. By hard terrain I don't mean ice, but hard snow with good grip on the ascent.

Descent: The Goodboards Split will be fun for all who love classic shapes. Properly "cambered" it carves like it should. You can accelerate nicely out of turns and it's also good for some tricks. Ollie 180, tailpress and back to normal, is even possible for us less slope-affine riders like us. Rather stiffer tuned, it can cope with higher speeds safely. In powder as well as in hard conditions it convinced us with its smoothness. It floats up like most classically shaped boards. All in all, the new Goodboards split is a board where you can do everything, a splitboarder's heart desires.

Riding, 72%
Agility, %70
Edgegrip, %75
Uphill, 75%
Traversing, %75
Weight, %75
Features, 80%
Finishing, %80
Sustainability, %80

Description


The GB Split was shaped together with Aurélien Routens who is not only famous for is FWT runs but also for his mini webseries on YT, called Carpe Diem. For his approach towards big mountain riding, mostly in the Western Alps and Andes, he prefers classic freeride shapes. So no wonder that the GB Split also has a classic camber profile combined with a slightly rockered nose. The board has a directional shape with about 1 cm taper and 3 cm setback. Base and wood core are a little bit thicker, which should ensure a long splitboard life. Available in the lengths 160cm and 165cm as wide version.

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Specs

Lenght (cm)160M165W
Sidecut Radius                 7.88.0
Waist Width (cm)256260
Setback (mm)3030
Weight Range (kg)60 - 90                 70 - 100

Details


  • Triaxial basalt
  • Triaxial fiberglass
  • Carbon kevlar stringers
  • Sintered graphit base
  • Directional shape
  • Sidecut radius 7.8 / 8.0 m