Season: 2021/22
 
Category: Splitboards
 
Manufacturer: Stranda Snowboards
 

Developed with heart and soul, Stranda has succeeded with the Decender to offer a splitboard that accompanies you safely even on demanding tours and in all conditions. Four year warranty says something about the quality. Compared to last year there have been only minimal optimizations.

Stranda Descender Split 21-22


Review 2021/22 

Board-Profile: Hybrid
Hybrid
Rider-Level:
AdvancedExpert

Length: 148cm  152cm  158cm  161cm  162cm  166cm  

Weight: 2.800g  2.800g  3.100g  3.200g  3.200g  3.500g  

Price (SRP) from: 798€
WP-Score:  
5.4

Included: Splitboard, Phantom Herkules Clips, Hooks

Riding Style / Field of use


The Decender Split accompanies you safely on demanding tours and in all conditions. Four year warranty says something about the quality.
Freestyle, 80%
Allmountain, 80%
Powder, 80%
Speed, 80%

Test Results


The Stranda Decender Split is hardly comparable with the Shorty, which is designed more for relaxed tours. Stranda has succeeded in creating a top all-rounder, the Decender Split, that performs in demanding terrain and in difficult conditions.

Downhill: As the name implies, the Descender Split is built for downhill, but still has wide-ranging uphill characteristics. Thanks to the directional freeride shape, it accelerates in deep snow and handles ice with ease. Downhill riding with the Descender Split is amazing. Both in narrow forest runs, in technical terrain, and in wide open fields, the board is great to ride. The board can also be carved very nicely on the slopes and withstands even the hardest artificial snow. Dampening and flex are tuned so that it has relatively little flutter even at higher speeds. It is fast and feels very safe. This board can be your go-to tool for all conditions."

Ascent: Well tuned, the Descender copes with soft, fluffy snow as well as difficult conditions such as hard snow or wind-packed snow. Compared to the Shorty, the ascent is a lot easier due to the more moderate and slightly harder tuned nose. The board halves have a stable "underfoot flex", which gives you some extra efficiency on bumps or in deep snow. Climbing steeper terrain is also easy. Well balanced, the tail drops on kick turns and the board turns beautifully. The "low-camber" profile and the long effective edge contributes immensely to the secure edge grip while traversing.

For the womens version that we also could test in 2021 we found out the following:

Downhill: The flex is very pleasant and gives a lot of security while riding. In direct comparison with the Nevado, it has a little less smoothness and edge grip at high speeds. In powder it has very good lift and you can quickly gain speed. On the slopes, it can also be cruised in a relaxed manner, whereas the Nevado requires a bit more leg work and needs to be ridden more aggressively. The Descender is a great all-rounder that is easy to ride.

Ascent: In the ascent, the Womens Descender is stable, the edge grip is very good, although slightly less than the Nevado. As for the edge, it is more comparable to the Nitro Squash. However, it makes up some points as it is shorter and lighter. The kick turns are easy and the tour mode pivots are excellently placed. Thus, the nose comes up well even in deep conditions and the ascent is possible with relatively little effort.

 

 

 

Riding, 77%
Agility, %80
Edgegrip, %75
Uphill, 72%
Traversing, %75
Weight, %70
Features, 75%
Finishing, %80
Sustainability, %70

Description


Developed with heart and soul, Stranda has succeeded with the Decender to offer a splitboard that accompanies you safely even on demanding tours and in all conditions. Four year warranty says something about the quality. Compared to last year there have been only minimal optimizations. Available as wide versions (162, 166). Thus, for season 21-22 also the large-footed riders with boot sizes EU 44 / US 10.5 upwards can now enjoy the Award Winning Stranda Descender BC Split. As womens version the split is available in lengths 148 and 152 cm.

Shape und Profile

Flex Test

Video Presentation

Details


  • Lengths 148, 152, 158, 161, 162 Wide 166 Wide
  • Profile: Hybrid Camber mit Tip & Tail Rocker
  • Direktional Shape with 9 / 10mm Taper
  • Woodcore made of poplar paulownia, and ash stringers
  • Triax fiberglass with carbon stringers
  • Power Bumps for extra grip
  • Aluminium tip & tail protectors
  • Four years warranty