Split snowboards like these Unity Dominion Split Boards are great for ascending slopes the same way alpine touring or telemark skis are used. Then after reaching summit, the two split snowboard halves can then be re-connected to ride down. Unity Dominion Split Boards are made with 6mm of nose rocker and come with added S-Glass stringers through the middle of each side of the split to reinforce each ski when in touring mode. The S-Glass fiberglass used has higher strength characteristics than other types of fiberglass making it super strong. The splits also have sintered p-tex sidewalls and Rockwell 48 steel edges in the center of the board. You can buy these Unity Split Boards for a price of $799.
A little about splitboarding: "A splitboard is a snowboard that can be separated into two parts. The two parts are used like skis with climbing skins to ascend slopes the same way alpine touring or telemark skis are used. The two halves can then be connected to form a regular snowboard for descent. It is used for backcountry snowboarding.
Splitboarding started in the mid 1990's and has grown in popularity in recent years. There has been much innovation that has helped lure new users into the sport, including splitboard specific bindings from companies like Spark R&D, Voile-USA and Karakoram." Via Wikipedia
December 25, 2010 8:01 PM | Snowboarding