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Splitboard 101

Class is officially in session. Grab an open desk and learn all about the fast-growing sport of splitboarding. We've prepared a number of topics useful to new splitboarders, starting with our FAQ and...

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a splitboard? A splitboard is regular snowboard that splits a part into two halves that become skis. This allows a snowboarder to ascend the mountain in the same manner as a backcountry skier....
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Anatomy of a Splitboard

The Boards As stated in our FAQ, a splitboard has a similar shape and construction as a normal snowboard. The only real difference is that the splitboard “splits” apart to form skis for the ascent. Each...
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Boots and Bindings

The Boot and Binding options used for splitboarding can be broken down into the following 4 categories: Softboot and Strap Bindings Hardboot sand Plate Bindings Mountaineering Boots with Strap or...
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Using Approach Poles

If you're new to backcountry snowboarding, you're probably new to using approach poles too. Think of approach poles as extensions of your arms now giving you the ability to walk on all fours. By walking on all...
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The Approach

The Approach As with most things in life, "there's a right way and a wrong way" to do things.  Getting to the goods on your splitboard is no different. The skills needed for the approach change as the...
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The Traverse

Traversing is generally the least favorite aspect of splitboarding among it’s users. Due to the width of the skis it is often difficult to get good bite and traction on firm and icy slopes. If you use strap...
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The Transition

Changing your splitboard between modes (split and ride) is referred to as the transition. It’s a very important skill to master for a few reasons: Pride Skiers can do it faster, all they have to do is...
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Instructional Videos

Instructional Videos   Here are some great instructional videos perfect for new splitters from our friends at Voile, Spark R&D, and Karakoram.  We’ll be adding more instructional and tip...