Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Reviews of ski and snowboard gear (and anything else we think is useful on the snow)

Splitboard Weights

Unfortunately many board manufacturers don’t publish the weight of their boards, instead they just spew out marketing garbage like 50% lighter, lightest board etc…

Anyway I thought I’d compile a list of splitboard weights that I came across, as well as the weight of some of our boards. The weights below are or just the board, no hardware except clips (ie: no pucks, risers etc)

MANUFA-CTURER Board Name Year Length (cm) Weight (g) Source
Burton Landlord 2013/14 163 3450 It’s my board! (Kitchen Scales)
Cold Smoke Splitboards Voodoo 2014/15 158 3345 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Icelandic Gemini 2014/15 161 3543 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Jones Carbon Solution 2014/15 161 2806 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Lib Tech Wingman 2014/15 165 3657 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Never Summer Prospector 2014/15 161X 3402 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Prior Brandywine 2014/15 154 2495 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Venture Zelix 2014/15 158 3288 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Voile Revelator 2014/15 162 2948 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Amplid Morning Split 2014/15 163 2807 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Arbor Abacus 2014/15 161 3175 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Chimera Sceptre 2014/15 161 3402 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
G3 Black Sheep X3 2014/15 158 2892 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
GNU Beast 2014/15 158 3515 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Jones Ultracraft 2014/15 156 2495 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
K2 Northern Lite 2014/15 152 2892 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
OZ Alpenglow 2014/15 164 3033 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Prior AMF XTC 2014/15 162 3005 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Venture Storm 2014/15 156 3175 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Voile Artisan 2014/15 162 3374 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag
Salomon Premiere 2014/15 157 3487 2015 Gear Guide – Backcountry Mag

I’ll try and keep this updated if I find more info anyway…

New Splitboard

So after trying a splitboard at Dead Horse Gap (near Thredbo, Australia) I decided to acquire one of these new toys:)

After a number of nights researching what to get I decided upon the Burton Landlord (163cm) with a set of Spark R&D Magneto bindings. Ok… I do lie a little, I was swayed in that direction because the local snowboard store, Mainpeak was having a sale on all boards and bindings which meant I picked up the board and a set of Spark R&D bindings for about $950:)

The Board is a “S rocker” which basically means its camber under foot with a rocker nose to help keepĀ  it afloat in the POW!

The other thing that attracted me to this setup was the ease of setting up with the new split channel. I had used many Burton boards with their standard channel system before and have always been impressed so choosing a board with this system wasn’t a hard decision.

Anyway its a reasonably light setup (especially for the cost):

  • 163 Burton Landlord without mounting hardware: 3450g
  • Board with mounting hardware (voile pucks etc): 3950g
  • Each Spark Magneto binding: 750g
  • Total – Board + Bindings: 5450g

Anyway I will report back after I test it on the skidogs Japan 2015 trip!