Venture Snowboards Storm Split
I'm riding the 166 Storm, and it has far surpassed…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $895 USD
I'm riding the 166 Storm, and it has far surpassed my expectations for a splitboard- The interface is tight, and the progressive camber makes staying on top of deep snow a snap. There's lots of pop in it for a bigger board, no noodley action shifting from one edge to the other. The arrow-pointed, flared nose cuts through crust while keeping the tip above an untimely snag.
- Handmade in the USA- Silverton, Colorado
- Great shape and performance
- 2 Year warranty
- Tight interface
- Snappy and light for a splitboard
- Unimaginative base graphics—That's the only criticism I have!
I put in an average of fifty backcountry days a year, and refuse to run a quiver of splitboards; They are expensive and very distinct in their performance, so selecting one go-to model is, in my opinion, the best route.
The Storm is a true freeride design—It chops through crud where you need it, and performs nimbly in powder, be it dust on crust, or two feet deep.
I have often seen and ridden splitboards whose tip and tail interfaces and sectional interfaces are loose and janky. The Storm slides and locks together like... well, a lock I guess. It is responsive, lightweight, and strong.
My only wish for this board is the incorporation of an improved system for attaching climbing skins at the butt-ends in ski-mode.
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No need to split an inferior board just to accommodate your big feet if you want to explore new territory in the backcountry. Just get the Venture Storm Wide Splitboard and get rock-solid performance in a size that works for you. Voile hardware provides a secure connection between the two halves so you can shred anything you would rip on your normal board with confidence.
The bombproof Storm Rockered splitboard from Venture Snowboards handles the whole mountain, from the fluffiest powder to bulletproof ice sheets. The asymmetric Bookmatched core construction provides even strength, a stiff midsection keeps you moving without chatter on hard-packed crud, and a softer nose and rocker shape provide float.
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