Season: 2020/21
 
Category: Splitboards
 
Manufacturer: Konvoi snowboards
 

The Nevado from Konvoi is a thoroughly thought-out splitboard :-). So it has not changed due to its excellent performance and popularity. It has already won our Splitboarding Selection and is still one of the best boards on the market.

Konvoi Nevado Split 20-21


Review 2020/21 

Rider-Level:
AdvancedExpert

Length: 153cm  161cm  169cm  

Weight: 2.800g  3.000g  3.250g  

Price (SRP) from: 830€
WP-Score:  
5.5

Included: Splitboard, Plum Hooks & Clips, Kohla Mohair Skin

Riding Style / Field of use


Use it and let yourself be surprised. Start the conversion and grin up to both ears. Perfect splitboard for cruising and full speed shredding. Light and super durable - thanks to optimally integrated reinforcements!
Freestyle, 50%
Allmountain, 80%
Powder, 90%
Speed, 80%

Test Results


Ben, the man behind Konvoi has been building excellent splitboards for years. Konvoi Nevado has some innovations that no other company has dared to do before, but which give a good boost to performance. Channels underneath the board, which help to improve edge hold and forward pull, ultra stable sidewalls and reinforcements at nose and tail, which can handle hard stone contact without any problems, are the highlights of the Nevado Splitboard from Konvoi. But that is not all. With a length of 169cm and a weight of 3250g it is one of the lightest boards on the market with an incredible durability. The riding characteristics are unique. Extremely agile and at the same time smooth, it floats superbly on top. The advantages of the edge hold in the ascent are, contrary to expectations, also positively noticeable in the descent - an uncompromising improvement. So with the Nevado, you are well equipped, safe and controlled not only in powder but also in hard conditions and high speed. Thanks to its length, even deep flat sections are easy to overcome, gain momentum and glide over. With production in Europe, Konvoi also gains sustainability points. All in all, the Nevado is a split board that can do everything to be at the top of the market!

Riding, 90%
Agility, %90
Edgegrip, %90
Uphill, 90%
Traversing, %90
Weight, %80
Features, 100%
Finishing, %100
Sustainability, %90

Description


The Nevado from Konvoi is a thoroughly thought-out splitboard :-). So it has not changed due to its excellent performance and popularity. It has already won our Splitboarding Selection and is still one of the best boards on the market. The Nevado is a highly agile, powder-oriented all-rounder - apart from the freestyle performance. A splitboard whose development took all known weaknesses in terms of durability and performance of the existing boards and removed them as far as possible.
It is made for all ambitious splitboarders who set value on quality and durability and those who want to cruise comfortably and who want to really charge hard. With the slightly hinted swallowtail and the wider nose it has best float. The profile is optimized for splitboarding, which provides very good edge hold on ascents without compromising performance. The only compromise ist the waxing, due to it's channels but you get used to it quickly.

Discover the feeling of floating effortlessly in fresh and deep snow. Enjoy a little more edge grip, on slopes or in rough terrain. Otherwise, just celebrate the white stuff in every possible way. Try how far you "butter", ride the waves like waves, draw straight lines in the snow, or get a taste of air with wide kickers. All this with full control and of course a safe feeling. 

Größentabelle

Details


Due to a longer pressing time at lower temperatures, the boards have a better material bond down to the macrostructure. Two epoxy resins are used for lamination, which are best suited for the respective purpose. One serves to impregnate the fibre materials and the second guarantees an optimal bonding of the other materials. This plays a particularly important role in the upper chord of the sandwich construction. This is pre-laminated and is only glued to the board during the actual lamination. This avoids unnecessary impregnation of the wooden core with low-viscosity laminating resin and achieves an optimum bond between the wooden core and the upper chord.


The wood core consists of two types of wood. Poplar, sorted by weight, reduces the weight and strategically placed ash wood inlays ensure optimal power transmission and practical strength. In the nose and tail area, the flooring is closed off by a shock protection, which is completely anchored in the construction and thus prevents damage caused by use in these areas, which are particularly fragile in split boards. These purpose-optimized detail solutions are sensibly supplemented by appropriate finishing work, which further minimizes potential damage during use on the mountain. 


Excursions in the terrain bring along unpleasant things such as encountering stones or the like. A thicker base increases the lifetime of the board, because there is more potential for repair. However, damage in the edge area is rarely repairable, so three measures were taken to prevent this.


As usual with high quality snowboards, there is a rubber band directly above the edge, this reduces shocks and strengthens the bonding. In Konvoi, this rubber is not as thick as usually about 0.2mm, but 0.7mm, so shocks are directly and significantly reduced before they can penetrate the construction. 
Behind the sidewall and also above the edge there is a vertical fiberglass insert and an ash wood stringer. These strengthen the construction in this area, whereby the fiberglass stringer, comparable to the principle of a T-beam, effectively complements the sandwich construction. In addition, these constructive solutions also improve the driving behaviour noticeably and thus it is quickly forgotten that these measures also mean a small extra weigh.