The Explorer Splitboard is the perfect all-mountain splitboard for riders looking for a high performance directional shape with a medium flex. The Explorer’s floaty, freeride nose is matched with a freestyle tail making it easy to butter or stomp while the Directional Rocker profile and inner/outer edge Traction Tech provide confident stability riding or skinning through tech terrain or rough snow. The Explorer Split also features an ECO-plastic topsheet made from castor beans, stainless steel tip and tail reinforcement plates and a hyper fast sintered 7000 base. For unmatched torsional board connection in ride mode, the Explorer Split comes with Karakoram K-clips.
A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and camber between the bindings. The rockered tip floats the board’s nose and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response. A slightly rockered tail maintains the power and stability of a traditional board but helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
My experience is that most falls in freeriding start from the nose of the board – you either go over the bars in powder, the nose gets caught under a weird crust and tosses you, or you hit a hard tranny at the contact point of the tip and get bucked. Directional Rocker eliminates most of these falls. — Jeremy Jones
Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board.
Traction Tech is a critical feature for rockered boards. Rocker improves glide in mixed conditions, but the decreased edge contact makes it harder to really lock
into your turns and hold a solid edge. Traction Tech is crucial to offset the edge drift of rocker. — Jeremy Jones