2020-21 Splitsurfer Pre-Order Details

2019-20 “Classic” Model Splitsurfer options

(prices include powsurfer & mounting hardware)

Standard birch top sheet and 3D ptex base – $749.90

Black on black (option to choose graphic or black ptex) – $779.95

Exotic wood top sheet (varies depending on type of wood) – $809.95 – $849.95

Our splitsurfers are available by PRE-ORDER only, although there is a chance we may craft a few extras to keep in stock for the season if time and resources allow. Orders can be made by emailing jeremy@powsurf.com with your information and your $200 deposit is due by September 30, 2020.

Please let us know what model, size and shape you would like as well as if you’d like to purchase our ascent bindings, skins or upgrade to Spark components. Continue reading below for details on models, binding options, skins and pricing.

We have a couple of binding solutions available, each with give and take in terms of lightness/packability/performance. We highly recommend our Ultralight Ascent binding ($189.95)n or the Spark R&D compatible Ultralight Ascent binding ($314.95). We have been testing these two bindings heavily over the past decade and we feel they are the best solution. Extremely light, easily packable and they are adjustable to fit any snowboard boot or powsurf boot. It is possible to use standard snowboard bindings (with the additional voile plate & pin for $60) but keep in mind that normal bindings are very heavy and too large to fit into most packs for the ride down. There’s not much sense in carrying around all that excess weight and bulk. See more details and photos of binding options below.

Classic Splitsurfer – $749.99

  • Weighs about 1-1.5 lbs heavier than a standard solid powsurfer (approx 8-10 lbs depending on size and model)
  •  Includes Voile or Spark R&D toe and heel components and Spark R&D Crossbar clips.
  • Built with proper inserts for strength and to allow binding options/changes
  • Reinforced with carbon for strength and proper flex
  • 3-dimensional sintered p-tex base

The “Classic” splitsurfer weighs only about 1lb-1.5lb more than our solid powsurfers. The Ultralight Ascent Binding’s we offer are very light and extremely compact, stashing easily into any size of pack or even some pockets for the surf back down. These ascent bindings are for uphill travel only. Our 2019-20 Classic Splitsurfer comes stock with y9our choice of Voile or Spark R&D toe and heel components, depending on which type of binding you plan to use. Cost for the board is $749.99 and this 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 with tail clips = $185  

Available Board Shape & Size Options

We personally recommend the 150cm Flying Carpet 3D or 140cm Flying Carpet 3D models as they are very versatile for the ride down and have the best traction on the way up. They are available in “standard” or “wide” options depending on your boot size and the conditions you ride in.

Other available shapes for 2020-21:

140cm Slasher 3D shape

150cm Megalodon shape

Binding Options

Click to View Classic Splitsurfer Binding Options

Ultralight Ascent Binding for Voile Interface = $189.95   

  • Compatible with Voile toe/heel hardware.
  • 1.5 lbs. (710 grams) Extremely light, small and packable ascent binding. 
  • Cost effective, minimalist solution.
  • Perfect solution for travel in powder, slush and soft snow conditions
  • Marginal edge leverage on steep & icy side-hill areas. Leverage increases when using a snowboard boot and decreases if using sorrels or softer boot. We advise avoidance of steep or icy sidehills with this binding.

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

Ultralight Spark R&D Ascent Binding=  $314.95    

  • Compatible with Spark R&D toe/heel hardware.
  • 1.4 lbs (640 grams) Extremely light, small and packable ascent binding.
  • Comfortable on your feet for very long tours.
  • Price incluces Spark R&D Toe & Heel hardware installed on board.
  • Marginal edge leverage on steep & icy side-hill areas, but these do have better leverage than the Voile compatible binding. Leverage increases when using a snowboard boot and decreases if using sorrels or softer boot. We advise avoidance of steep or icy sidehills with this binding.

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

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

  • 3 lbs. Medium sized (smaller than Light Rail) and will fit into most large sized packs, depending on what else you carry.
  • Best performance for 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.  Fits into most large packs.
  • 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 plates and pins for your own binding/straps = $60

 

PRE-ORDER BY EMAIL BY CLICKING HERE

OTHER BACKCOUNTRY ASCENT OPTIONS

We have many backcountry touring solutions available on our webstore. 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. Another great solution for large ascents are the Drift Boards. These allow you to skin up and give you the freedom to pick whatever board from your quiver.

The Splitsurfer 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