For a fun and forgiving ride, try the Jones Frontier Splitboard. Jones made this an all-around board with classic camber in the middle for carving and rocker in the tip & tail with extra SPOON beveling (Jones' secret shaping) in the tip to make it surfy feeling. It has a soft, playful flex with a somewhat stiffer tail for pop into the new turn. The Frontier is solidly built with top-quality ABS sidewalls, sintered base, responsibly-sourced wood core, an eco-plastic top sheet, and bomber steel Karakorum Clips to hold the board together. If you want a forgiving board that turns easy, feels surfy and carves on groomers or hardpack, the Frontier is an all-mountain-floating, freeride board.
The pinnacle of lightweight, highly-engineered splitboard bindings has to be Spark R&D. For a lightweight touring binding that does not break the bank, consider the Spark R&D Arc. The Arc has been redesigned to be lighter for climbing at just 626g and also easier-to-use because of an added Whammy Bar to change riser height. It has a medium flex frame designed for the all-around adventure snowboarder and ultra-comfortable Pillow straps that won't pinch your instep. Total reliability and simplicity are built-in with snap ramps that lock the binding frames into place. To complete the binding, you will also need the industry-leading Spark R&D Splitboard Pucks($75.00) to mount and adjust your Arc bindings.
Please don't forget the last items that complete a split setup; skins and poles! We suggest a skin that has 70% Mohair and Nylon fibers, like the Jones Nomad Skin for the best glide and traction. People forget; but you must have poles for the walk up that break down and go in your pack for the ride down. Go with the Jones Talon Splitboarding Poles. They are economical, made of durable aluminum and break down small.
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