Season: 2021/22
 
Category: Splitboards
 
Manufacturer: Konvoi snowboards
 
2 Comments

Compared to last year, the Konvoi Nevado has again gained in inner values and has become a bit lighter. We are still convinced of the Konvoi Nevado and put it on a par with the other high-performance boards from Korua and Rossignol.

Konvoi Nevado Split 21-22


Review 2021/22  Selected

Board-Profile: Camber
Camber
Rider-Level:
AdvancedExpert

Length: 153cm  161cm  169cm  

Weight: 2.800g  2.950g  

Price (SRP) from: 830€
WP-Score:  
6.3

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

Riding Style / Field of use


The Award Winning Nevado has been optimized internally and has become slightly lighter. The ascent and descent characteristics are almost identical to last year's model.
Freestyle, 50%
Allmountain, 80%
Powder, 90%
Speed, 80%

Test Results


"The Konvoi Nevado has again been internally optimized and is lighter than last years model. We are still convinced of the Konvoi Nevado and put it on par with the other high-performance boards from Korua and Rossignol. The Nevado is even more sophisticated and a few years ahead of the other two. Ben, the maker at Konvoi has been building excellent splitboards for years. The Konvoi Nevado has some innovations where no other company has dared, that bring a good boost in performance. The highlights of the Nevado splitboard are the channels under the board, which contribute noticeably to improved edge hold and excellent tracking on the ascent, ultra-stable sidewalls and reinforcements on nose and tail, which can easily cope with hard hits. But that's not all. With a length of 169cm and a weight of 3250g it is among the lightest boards on the market with insane durability. The riding characteristics are unique. Extremely maneuverable and at the same time smooth, it floats excellently on powder as well The advantages of the edge hold in the ascent is also positively noticeable during the descent - an uncompromising improvement. Thus, you are well equipped, safe and controlled with the Nevado not only in powder, but also in technical conditions and at high speed. Thanks to the length, even long flat sections can be easily crossed as you can easily build momentum and glide over. With production in Europe, Konvoi also wins sustainability points. All in all, the Nevado is a splitboard which can do everything! The Nevado from Konvoi is a thoroughly thought out splitboard :-). So it has not changed much 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 freestyle performance. It is a splitboard developed with all the known weaknesses, of existing boards in terms of durability and performance issues, largely eliminated. It is made for all ambitious splitboarders who value quality and durability and those who sometimes cruise comfortably and sometimes want to really give it some gas. With the slight dovetail and the wider nose it has the best float. The profile is optimized for splitboarding, creating very good edge hold on ascents without sacrificing downhill performance.

Discover the feeling of floating effortlessly in fresh and deep snow. Enjoy a little more edge grip, on slopes or in rough terrain. Just celebrate the white stuff in any way you can. Try how far you can butter, ride the cornices like waves, draw lines in the snow, or get air on wide kickers. All this with full control and naturally safe feel. Due to a longer pressing time at lower temperatures, the boards have a better material bond down to the micro structure. During lamination, two epoxy resins are used that are best suited for the purpose. One is used to impregnate the fiber materials and the second guarantees optimal bonding of the other materials. This plays an enormous role, especially in the case of the top layer of the sandwich construction that is pre-laminated and is only bonded to the board during the actual layup process. This avoids unnecessary impregnation of the wood core with low-viscosity resin and achieves an optimum bond between the wood core and other layers. The wood core consists of two types of wood. Poplar, sorted by weight to lower the weight and strategically placed ash inserts provide optimal power transmission and practical strength. In the nose and tail area are protectors that are completely anchored into the construction and thus prevents damage in these areas, which are very fragile, especially in splitboards. These purpose-optimized detailed solutions are complemented by appropriate finishes that further minimize potential damage during use on the mountain. A thicker finish has been used and significantly increases the life of the board as more potential for successful repair is available. Damage around the edge area, however, is usually rarely repairable, so here they have taken precautions with three measures. As usual with high-quality snowboards, there is a rubber strip directly above the edge, this helps with flex and strengthens the bond. In Konvoi splitboards, this rubber strip has a thickness of 0.7mm, rather than the usual 0.2mm; any edge impacts are therefore significantly dampened before they can damage the construction. Behind the sidewall and also above the edge is a vertical fiberglass insert and an ash wood stringer. These items additionally reinforce the structure in this area, while the fiberglass strip effectively complements the sandwich structure, similar to the principle of a T-beam. In addition, these solutions also noticeably improve the handling and it is therefore quickly forgotten that these additions may mean a little more weight.”

Riding, 90%
Agility, %90
Edgegrip, %90
Uphill, 90%
Traversing, %90
Weight, %80
Features, 100%
Finishing, %100
Sustainability, %90
Congratulations! The Konvoi Nevado Split 21-22 is awarded with the splitboarding.eu Editors Selection .
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Description


Compared to last year, the Konvoi Nevado has again gained in inner values and has become a bit lighter. We are still convinced of the Konvoi Nevado and put it on a par with the other high-performance boards from Korua and Rossignol. The Nevado is even more sophisticated and a few years ahead of the other two. Ben, the maker at Konvoi has been building excellent splitboards for years. The Konvoi Nevado has some innovations where no other company has dared, but which bring a good boost in performance. Channels under the board, which contribute noticeably to improved edge hold and very good forward traction on the ascent, ultra-stable sidewalls and reinforcements on nose and tail, which can easily cope with hard stone contact are the highlights of the Nevado splitboard from Konvoi. But that's not all. With a length of 169cm and a weight of 3250g it moves among the lightest boards on the market with an insane durability.

Camber Profile

Flex Test

Video Presentation with Ben

Size Chart

Details


Due to a longer pressing time at lower temperatures, the boards have a better material bond down to the macrostructure. During lamination, two epoxy resins are used that are best suited for the respective purpose. One is used to impregnate the fiber materials and the second guarantees optimal bonding of the other materials. This plays an enormous role, especially in the case of the upper chord of the sandwich construction. This is pre-laminated and is only bonded to the board during the actual lamination process. This avoids unnecessary impregnation of the wood core with low-viscosity laminating resin and achieves an optimum bond between the wood core and the top chord. The wood core consists of two types of wood. Poplar sorted by weight lowers the weight and strategically placed ash wood inserts provide optimal power transmission and practical strength. In the nose and tail area, the base is closed by a shock absorber, which is completely anchored in the construction and thus prevents damage from use in these areas, which are very fragile, especially in splitboards. These purpose-optimized detail solutions are complemented by appropriate finishes that further minimize potential damage during use on the mountain. Excursions in the terrain bring unpleasant things such as encounters with stones or the like. A thicker finish here already significantly increases the life of the board, as more repair potential is available. Damage in the edge area, however, is usually rarely repairable, so here we have taken precautions with three measures. 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 does not have a thickness of around 0.2mm, as is usually the case, but of 0.7mm, so impacts are significantly reduced directly before they can penetrate the construction. Behind the sidewall and also above the edge is a vertical fiberglass insert and an ash wood stringer. These reinforce the structure in this area, while the fiberglass strip effectively complements the sandwich structure, similar to the principle of a T-beam. In addition, these constructive solutions also noticeably improve the driving behavior, so it is quickly forgotten that these measures also mean a little more weight.



 Comments

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    1. December 2021 - 18:49 Log in or sign up to post comments.

    Servus,

    auf den Bildern sieht man, dass die Innenkante nur im Bindungsbereich vorhanden ist. Ist das nur Vorserie? Wie hat sich das im Aufstieg geschlagen? Habe mir ein Nevado Split vorbestellt und bin gerade etwas skeptisch wegen der Innenkante...

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    5. December 2021 - 22:55 Log in or sign up to post comments.

    Hi Schneerudi,
    keine Sorge, dass ist nur der Prototyp, das Seriennevado wird eine durchgehende Kante haben.
    LG Patrick