The all-new Vertical Splitboard sets the mark for lightweight, high-alpine Splitboarding, combining the uphill performance of a touring ski with the floaty & fun ride of your favorite snowboard. The board's narrow outline significantly improves tracking and traversing under challenging conditions. In addition, Nitro's split-specific Hike Pods positioned centered below your bindings in hiking mode further increase your edge-grip on ice to let you traverse safely and confidently. For riders looking to push the limits of what is possible on a splitboard snowboard and continue to drive the progression of splitboarding.
The Vertical splitboard adheres to a construction philosophy of reduced materials for increased performance, speed, and lowest weight. A directional splitboard shape narrower than any other splitboard in the line, reducing the overall set-up weight and friction on snow, resulting in an energy-saving, faster hike to the top. In addition, the longer nose shape and slight setback offer a well-balanced float distribution allowing you to surf down the untracked powder you deserve.
Every little detail on this board has been challenged and re-designed. A new proprietary edge geometry saves 40% of weight compared to standard edges. The board's lightweight topsheet construction sheds 60% compared to the standard, another 20 % on the Sintered Speed Formula II Base. While the optimized insert pattern saves another 35% of steel compared to other insert patterns. Because on the way up, every gram counts!
The board's secret ingredient is Nitro's lightest Powerlite core to date. Koroyd, a patented tubular cell structure consisting of 95% air and a mix of low-density, selected wood, creates a powerful ride and lots of snap. The Diamond Laminate carbon fiber layup further reduces weight while adding precision and response and keeping the board lively and fast.
By now, you get the point – the Vertical Split is designed to be the lightest, fastest, and hike efficient snowboard in the Nitro line-up, even the world! So if you are looking for a durable, lightweight splitboard that is hyper-focused on making the hike up more straightforward, faster, and traversing more efficient and safe, the new Vertical Splitboard is made for you - Go Vertical and save your power for the ride down!
All Vertical splitboards come perfectly set up with Nitro's custom splithooks, easy-to-use tech, free of moving parts, and base-side free hardware.
To get the most from your new Vertical Splitboard, take advantage of the pre-cut to-size Nitro x Kohla Vertical Skins that fit each Vertical board size perfectly. Vertical skins are constructed with 65% Mohair / 35% synthetic Nylon fiber mix to combine a low friction stride with maximum grip and durability. In addition, these skins feature Kohla's signature Fiber seal and Smart Glue Technologies to reduce water absorption and maintain a lasting performance in fast-changing conditions and over a long time.