Originally Posted by Indatreez
killz- whats the reason for the split board,never red into its use. is it so you can skin into the backcountry? what brand and size you use.?
That is exactly the reason. The board splits into two ski's that you can put climbing skins on. The bindings are mounted onto slider plates that slide over pucks you set the angels on. A pin locks it in place. Slide them off and use the pin to connect them to the touring brackets, slap on the skins, and you're in touring mode. It allows you to cover much more terrain than snowshoes, especially in deep snow. The only way to go for human powered backcountry snowboarding imo.
I use a Voile Freeride 166. I am thinking about getting a Prior or custom Never Summer split this season. Then again maybe another Voile, but the mountain gun which is a little stiffer.
More info can be found at http://talk.splitboard.com/
. Yep, I am the boards there too.