If you are looking for effortless powder turns, the Shorty Backcountry is your splitboard.
Stranda Shorty BC 19-20
Stranda is relatively new on the market and has already released a splitboard for the big and strong guys. With the 164 Shorty the range will be extended this year and also smaller splitboarders get the opportunity to have fun with these special boards. Very soft in the nose, the Stranda Shorty surfs over everything that gets in its way. In the untracked white it swims excellently and is a lot of fun. The soft, surfy nose is also noticeable when the powder is ripped to pieces or the snow is pressed by the wind and you ride over all bumps. If hard edges are required, the camber under your feet and the hard tail give you very good grip.
In the ascent the soft nose is noticeable and brings slight point deduction. But the board comes out well, as well as on the descent, without " bending". If it is hard, some practice is required, but after a short acclimatization you will also find the points on the Stranda Shorty on which it holds. For the splitboarders who like to ride pillows, cliffs or other obstacles, the Shorty offers a lot of safety. After small to medium drops or jumps in the terrain (we haven't tested big ones) you land super easy. If you have the opportunity, you should definitely try the Shorty 164.
If you are looking for effortless powder turns, the Shorty Backcountry is your splitboard. After several winters of extensive testing we feel totally confident that it will stand many years of abuse.This is a splitboard packed with features such as aluminium tip and tail protectors, a textured polyamid topsheet for scratch resistance and cut outs for fast and secure mounting of your climbing skins. Shorty Backcountry comes with Phantom or Karakoram Ultra Clips. The Tip-Tail-Rocker with low camber gives you perfect buoyancy and balance in powder. The hook-free Diamond Tail makes turning extremely easy in packed snow.
- Core: Ash/poplar
- Construction: Triax glass with carbon torsion rods
- Topsheet: Textured organic polyamid made from castor beans
- Profile: Low Camber with Tip-Tail-Rocker - Diamond Tail
- Base: Sintered 4001 Durasurf
- Clips: Phantom or Karakoram Ultra Clips