2017-18 Splitsurfer Pre-Order Details

2017-18 Splitsurfer pre-order details.

There are two different models available and both are available by PRE-ORDER ONLY.  Orders can be made by clicking here or contacting jeremy@powsurf.com with your inforimation and 50% deposit by September 1, 2017.

Please let us know what Model, size and shape you would like as well as if you’d like to purchase bindings, skins or upgrades to Spark Components. For Transformer models we also need your stance width, angles and regular/goofy.

We have multiple binding solutions available, each with give and take in terms of lightness/packability/performance. Your binding decision should be based on the type of terrain & conditions you plan to splitsurf in.  See below for the breakdown and description of binding options and pricing.

Our Splitsurfers 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 more 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.

SPLITSURFER MODEL OPTIONS

2017-18 “Classic” Model Splitsurfer (powsurf only)

$749.99

Classic Splitsurfer – $749.99

  • Weighs about 1.25 lbs heavier than standard solid powsurfer
  •  Toe and heel inserts
  • Reinforced with 220z glass
  • 3-dimensional sintered p-tex base
  • Voile Kit with Karakoram Ultra clips standard
  • Upgradeable to Spark R&D components for extra cost.

The “Classic” model is strictly a powsurfer, meant to be ridden at all times without bindings.  This is the Grassroots Crew’s go-to for most splitsurfing adventures because it is light, simple and efficient. The “Classic” splitsurfer weighs only about 1lb-1.5lb more than our solid powsurfers. The Ultralight Binding is our first pick because they are very light and extremely compact, stashing easily into any size of pack for the surf back down. The bindings on this model are only used for uphill travel. Our 2017-18 Classic Splitsurfer comes stock with Karakoram Ultra clips and voile Toe/Heel pieces. They can also be configured with Spark R&D hardware to match the Spark R&D minimalist binding and the full binding. Cost for the board is $749.99 and does not include climbing skins and ascent bindings.

Climbing Skins

The Voile climbing skins are the best fit for our splitsurfers. Most other skins WILL NOT FIT. We offer the Voile climbing skins and tail clips for sale with our boards.  Voile Skins = $150  Voile Tail Clips= $50

Available Board Shape & Size Options

140cm Slasher 3D shape

140cm Barracuda 3D shape

140cm Flying Carpet 3D shape

140cm Great White 3D shape

150cm Flying Carpet 3D shape

150cm Barracuda 3D shape

Binding Options – Classic Splitsurfer

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Grassroots Classic Splitsurfer with Grassroots Ultralight Compact splitsurf binding

Ultralight Binding: Plastic and Nylon straps + heelcup soft binding = $169.95   

  • 1.2 lbs. Our lightest, smallest and most packable ascent binding
  • Cost effective, minimalist solution
  • Perfect solution for travel in powder, slush and soft snow conditions
  • Avoid steep icy sidehills using this binding. Marginal edge leverage on steep & icy side-hill areas. Leverage increases when using a snowboard boot and decreases if using sorrels or softer boot

**Side-hill leverage/performance varies depending on stiffness of boot. Leverage decreases if using sorrels or softer boot

Grassroots/Spark R&D splitsurfer binding

Spark R&D (No Highback) with Minimalist Straps=  $314.95    

  • 1.4 lbs.  Light, small and easily packable. About half the packable size of traditional bindings.
  • Perfect solution for travel in powder, slush and soft snow conditions
  • Comfortable on your feet for very long tours
  • Good edge leverage on steep, packed or icy side-hill skin tracks
  • Incluces Spark R&D Toe & Heel hardware installed on board

**Side-hill leverage/performance varies depending on stiffness of boot. Leverage decreases if using sorrels or softer boot. We advise against steep or icy sidehills.

Spark R&D Arc Bindings – Standard Straps and Highbacks = $385   

  • 3 lbs. Medium sized (smaller than Light Rail) and will fit into medium/large pack
  • Best performance in edge leverage on steep, packed or icy side-hill skin tracks
  • Standard Spark Arc Binding with Standard straps

**Best performance when used with a snowboard boot. Side-hill performance decreases if using sorrels or softer boot

Voile Light Rail Bindings = $275   

  • 4 lbs.  Large but ok to fit into a medium/large pack
  • Best performance in edge leverage on steep, packed or icy side-hill skin tracks

**Best performance when used with a snowboard boot. Side-hill performance drops if using sorrels or softer boot

If you prefer your existing bindings we offer the following accesories:

Voile plate and pins for your own binding/straps = $60

Minimalist straps only = $30

 

2017-18 “Transformer” Model Splitsurfer (powsurf & snowboard modes)

$949.99

Grassroots Transformer Splitsurfer Slasher 140cm 3D Powsurfer

Transformer Splitsurfer – $949

  • Weighs about 3-3.5 lbs heavier than standard solid powsurfer
  •  Toe, heel and binding inserts
  • Reinforced with 220z glass
  • 3-dimensional sintered p-tex base
  • Voile Kit with Karakoram Ultra clips standard
  • Upgradeable to Spark R&D components for extra cost.

The “Transformer” model has the option of both riding with or without the bindings. There’s significant added weight, but if you ride in areas with icy or long hard packed out runs it can save you a lot of walking down in un-surfable conditions. It can also make for great poaching of resorts and sidecountry by riding lifts using the snowboard mode. This board is designed for best performance as a powsurfer (no bindings). The “snowboard mode” (with bindings) is secondary to this in our design. “Snowboard mode” is more of a “survival mode” meant for getting through areas with adverse snow conditions on the way down, making long sidehill traverses, and riding out long packed trails on the way down. It could also be used to access backcountry via ski resorts. Cost for the board is $949.99 and does not include climbing skins or bindings.

*** We will need your stance width, reg/goofy and angles for this model ***

**It’s important to know that riding the board on hard pack snow will be different than a regular snowboard because of the 3-dimensional base and the shape/profile of the board. They also do not have metal edges. These are characteristics that make it excel as a powsurfer, and that is it’s number one purpose. Riding the board in powder conditions with the bindings is great, but hard pack and icy conditions it could be more difficult to ride than a traditional snowboard, especially because of the 3-D base profile.

Available Board Shape & Size Options

140cm Slasher 3D shape

140cm Barracuda 3D shape

150cm Barracuda 3D shape

Binding Options – Transformer Model

Click to View Transformer Model Binding Options

Grassroots/Spark R&D splitsurfer binding

Spark R&D (No Highback) with Minimalist Straps=  $315    

  • 1.4 lbs.  Light, small and easily packable. About half the packable size of traditional bindings.
  • Perfect solution for uphill travel in powder, slush and soft snow conditions
  • Comfortable on your feet for very long tours
  • Not the most ideal for “snowboard mode” because no highback, but a great lightweight and packable option
  • Good edge leverage on steep, packed or icy side-hill skin tracks
  • Incluces Spark R&D Toe & Heel hardware installed on board

**Side-hill leverage/performance varies depending on stiffness of boot. Leverage decreases if using sorrels or softer boot. We advise against steep or icy sidehills.

Spark R&D Arc Bindings – Standard Straps and Highbacks = $385   

  • 3 lbs. Medium sized (smaller than Light Rail) and will fit into medium/large pack
  • Best performance in edge leverage on steep, packed or icy side-hill skin tracks
  • Standard Spark Arc Binding with Standard straps

**Best performance when used with a snowboard boot. Side-hill performance decreases if using sorrels or softer boot

Voile Light Rail Bindings = $275   

  • 4 lbs.  Large but ok to fit into a medium/large pack
  • Best performance in edge leverage on steep, packed or icy side-hill skin tracks

**Best performance when used with a snowboard boot. Side-hill performance drops if using sorrels or softer boot

If you prefer your existing bindings we offer the following accesories:

Voile plate and pins for your own binding/straps = $60

Minimalist straps only = $30

Binding Choice for Transformer Models

It’s important to consider the terrain and conditions that you ride/hike in when determining which binding is best for you.  The full size bindings such as the Light Rail binding will give you the best performance in both ascent mode and snowboard mode but they will take up a lot of room in your pack as you ride down in powsurf mode.

The smaller and more packable binding options will not give you as good of ski pressure when side-hilling on steep and hard-packed trails on the ascent. But if you are blazing trail in fresh snow or skinning up soft-packed trails they will work just fine. Also when riding in snowboard mode the soft binding options are obviously not going to perform as well as a proper snowboard binding so descending with those could be challenging at times depending on the snow conditions.

There are a few choices of bindings with varying degrees of functionality and there are pros and cons with each binding style so make your choice accordingly.

**For some people the split-surfer is a great option but for many the solid powsurfers and a pair of Verts or a Mtn Approach Kit is a better answer.  It all depends on your backcountry access routes and the terrain you frequent the most.

PRE-ORDER BY EMAIL BY CLICKING HERE

We will need information from you such as model choice, Goofy/Regular, stance angles, stance width and shipping/billing info.

If the Split-surfer is not the solution for you, browse our online shop to find the best powsurfer and mode of backcountry travel to fit your needs.

The Split-surfer may not be the best solution for you. Browse our online shop to find the best powsurfer and mode of backcountry travel to fit your needs

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