Weston Ridgeline Split 21-22
Ascent: The Weston Ridgeline is a classic splitboard. We liked it in the ascent. It is optimally tuned to climb effortlessly even in deep snow. With enough stiffness and a moderately pronounced camber, it sinks relatively little and even in hard traverses feels secure uphill. The board is nicely balanced and during kick turns the tail sinks and the board turns almost by itself in the right direction.
Descent: Riding downhill, the Weston Ridgeline is a board that we immediately enjoyed and did not require any time to get used to. The tuning is rather on the stiffer side, although softer than, for example, the Rossignol Sashimi or the Korua Escalator. Ridden with some setback, the Ridgeline keeps its nose up even in deep powder and is very maneuverable. If you come out of the powder and into tracked out areas, it also withstands strong loads and is capable at high speeds. Should you ever move the weight a little too far back, the tail is stable and long enough to push you forward again and give you good control. On hard groomers, the Ridgeline carves beautifully. Old school turns are easy to initiate. The question here is not will the edge hold, but will your thighs hold. Nevertheless, the board can also be cruised very nicely without effort. It is less surfy than for example a Konvoi Nevado. Therefore, it is better suited for freestyle fun in the range of 180s or for buttering.