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 Splitboard Anatomy which includes a detailed look at the various boards, interfaces, and accessories available in the market today. We’ll also help you choose a splitboard and give you some tips for using it properly in the field. If you can’t find your answer here, post a question in our splitboard talk forum. This is the most comprehensive guide to splitboarding on the web, period.

Splitboard FAQ – Start here to learn the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding splitboarding.

Anatomy of a Splitboard – A detailed look at splitboards and associated hardware such as split hooks, touring brackets, climbing bars, as well as pucks and the interface. Also, split crampons and climbing skins are demystified for newbies. Learn about the stuff that lets you leave the post-holing behind and get to the top of the mountain more efficiently.

Boots and Bindings – Get the skinny on boots and binding systems for splitboarding.

Choosing a Splitboard and Initial Set up – No “one” splitboard is right for everyone. Choosing the right board is a critical decision, learn how to choose one wisely.

Setting up your splitboard for the first time can be tricky. Let us save you some headaches.

The Approach – Learn tips for using approach poles, skinning, traversing, booting with crampons/ice axe, and how to attack the most dreaded approach of all, the “dry land” approach.

The Traverse - Traversing or side-hilling on a splitboard can be difficult task but knowing some of the basic tricks will help you.

The Transition – Knowing how to change your splitboard between split and ride mode quickly and easily is an important skill to master.

Instructional Videos – Great video tutorials for new splitters.

 

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