Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Help choosing my first splitboard Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts January 19, 2021 at 11:00 am #861699 Peder 2 Posts Hi, I have been snowboarding in a resort for many years but now I want to get out to the backcountry with a splitboard. I have been doing some research, but I have some difficulties deciding board and binding. As it is a large investment (especially for a student), I want to ask for some advice from someone with experience. I’m looking for a good and solid all-around system to enjoy the Norwegian mountains (some ice and some pow). I have kind of narrowed it down to two bindings and four boards, from what’s available in the store I am planning to buy from. I guess it comes down to brand reputation and available sizes. Binding: -Burton Hitchhiker (Spark Tesla T1 System baseplate) -K2 Farout. From what I have read the Burton binding with Tesla baseplate is the better option? Splitboard: -Burton Hometown Hero (20/21) 154cm, (120-180lbs, 54-82kg) -K2 Joy Driver(18/19) 159cm, (120-200 lbs, 55-90kg) -K2 Marauder (19/20) 156cm, (-) -Ride Split Pig (20/21) 154cm, (-) They are all sold at the same price as part of a package with skins and binding for ~1400USD (cheaper than other stores in Norway). I’m 1.85m and 73kg (6.1 feet, 160lbs). Hope to get some advice!:) January 21, 2021 at 11:29 am #861775 Scooby2 620 Posts I think that Burton board is pretty heavy. I’d rather ship a Voile Revelator from the US with VAT than go that route. maybe buy bindings quick, they are hard to find this year (in the US anyway) January 22, 2021 at 12:04 pm #861812 Peder 2 Posts Thanks, I will consider it. Right now I might be able to get a used Prior AMF with Sparks R&D AfterBurner and G3 skins for 800USD. I also figured out that I should buy a slightly larger board around 160+ January 23, 2021 at 12:08 pm #861848 Scooby2 620 Posts I agree strongly on sizing up, but was not going to preach. Sounds like a solid deal there. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.