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.
Shape: Directional Splitboard - Longer nose and a shorter, thinner tail.
Bend: True Camber - Trüe Camber is good old standard camber, which provides the stability, and pop many shreds can´t live without. The amount of snap and support you get from a cambered board is unrivalled by any other camber design. Our Trüe Camber varies between board models because each board is specifically designed for a certain terrain or type of riding, for example the Trüe Camber in our Pantera has a larger height for maximum response, while the Trüe Camber in our freestyle boards are lower to provide you with a more freestyle friendly flex, without losing the support and trust you need for stomping landings. Camber is Camber there is no point in over complicating it!
Sidecut: Progressive - A larger radius in the front, blended into a tighter one towards the tail: The progressive sidecut makes accelerating out of turns a breeze, while maintaining a catch-free nose area.
Core: Koroyd® PowerLite Core - The latest in core technology, utilizing co-extruded miniature tubes, vertically aligned and welded, with unique energy absorption proper ties, Koroyd™ is approximately 70% lighter than standard balsa wood, with no loss in strength or flex. This engineered core is utilized in the tip and tail areas of models for a smoother ride, and reduced swing mass and overall weight.
Fibreglass: Diamond Laminates - Well-balanced layers of carbon fiber establish a new level in performance. More snap and liveliness provide a smooth, powerful and effortless ride.
Base: Sintered Speed Formula II Base - Rocket science put to work! A nanotech wax formula deeply infused into our sintered base material makes the base sur face lightning fast in all snow conditions. Highly tuned yet extremely durable, SPEED FORMULA II Base technology is exclusively featured on Nitro high-end boards
Hike Pods - Featured exclusively on our Vertical and Dopplegänger splitboards, the Hike Pods are specifically designed to add grip under the bindings in hiking mode, making those icy traverses just a bit more fun
Tip and Tail Locks
Forged T7075 Aluminum Hooks
Nitro x Kohla SKIN Attachment System
All Terrain Flex - Our most versatile flex pattern, combining Nitro’s signature pop with smooth response, allowing you to tear up the entire mountain.