Grassroots Powdersurfing introduces their 2016-17 “Classic” and “Transformer” Split-surfer models. The “Classic” allows for several binding options during the skin up and binding free riding during the descent. The “Transformer” model allows for several binding options during the ascent and your choice of riding with or without bindings during the descent. Both boards feature 3D shaped P-tex bases and are available in several different sizes.
From Grassroots Powdersurfing:
We have multiple binding solutions available, each with give and take in terms of lightness/packability vs performance. Your binding decision should be based on the type of terrain you ride and hike in, and the type of riding you plan to do on your powsurfer.
Our Split-surfers are a solution that will work great for some riders, but unnecessary for others. It really depends on the terrain that you frequent and the type of access you have. For tours that cover a lot of terrain and travel through very deep snow the split-surfer is a great solution. However, often times shorter roadside hikes and smaller sections of terrain can be lapped easily on a boot pack for more bang for your buck. Use of Verts (special style of snowshoe available in our web-store) is the most efficient for these areas and use of a split-surfer would result in a lot of time changing modes and fiddling with equipment, whereas with a solid powsurfer and Verts you would spend that time riding and having fun.