During the 2016/17 season we released the Spartan Splitboard. It was designed as an economical option for boarders looking to get into the backcountry on a factory made splitboard, but without breaking the bank. The Spartan has grown in popularity over the last two seasons, largely due to its playful “directional twin” shape. For many, the only downside to the Spartan was its weight, though it’s not unreasonably heavy (especially considering the price point). All the same, there was room for improvement.
We are pleased to now offer the new Spartan Ascent. It’s the same shape and camber profile as the original Spartan, but with a construction recipe similar to the Revelator. The results speak for themselves: a playful splitboard that’s over a pound lighter than its predecessor. Additionally, we’ve added two womens sizes and a snazzy new graphic on its super-durable polyamide topsheet.
Paulownia / Double Carbon
Full-Perimeter Steel Edge
Two lengths of 2mm steel with inset teeth wrap the full perimeter of the ski. Each section meets at the outermost points of the tip and tail, and is painstakingly hand-bent to ensure a precise layup.
Exceptionally durable polyamide, with an irregular texture that slows the accumulation of snow and allows easy removal of snow and ice build-up when the approach is long and/or conditions are freezing.
Double Reinforced Binding Mounts
Heel and toe mounting areas are double-reinforced to prevent binding pull out.
Voile Carbon-Weave x2
Two layers of our proprietary carbon fiberglass regulate the ski's flex without an impact on bonding strength.
Laminated Paulownia Wood Core
The lightest wood core offered in our line, with an impressive strength to weight ratio. Paulownia provides the ideal foundation for building a lightweight touring ski.
Sintered Black Base
This ski passes on the base graphics for the sake of an ultra-high molecular density base; making for faster downhill performance and greater wear/impact resistance.
Many claim that a black base increases a ski's maximum speed. Something about "snow melting faster," which apparently has the effect of "increasing lubrication." Sounds pretty nice, right? Of course, we don't really know if it's true... Regardless, you can rest assured that your p-tex repairs will be seamless after your day spent breaking the sound barrier.
From powder to chop to trees this board rips. I love how stable the board is, yet maneuverable in a variety of terrain. The tip of the board helps it float fantastically in powder. While, I don't mind it in chop and crud there is still a bit of push back and chatter if things are really rough.
For the skin up, the board is light and holds an edge well for the sidestepping.
In the past I have always sized up my splitboard compared to my in bounds board. However, this time I went with the 149, the same as my resort board. I was apprehensive on how the board would perform on steeper terrain in less than ideal conditions. However, this board exceeded my expectations and shreds big lines with ease.
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Love this splitboard! It has lots of float in deep pow but still responds quickly in the trees. Best of both worlds.
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149cm: Part No: 1667-149-1819 UPC: 759948914022
154cm: Part No: 1667-154-1819 UPC: 759948914039