The Best Splitboard for: Pow, Trees + Open Bowls
The Japow is our response to the deepest snow on the planet. With a directional, Camber-Pow Rocker Nose with a Swallowtail, the shape will save your calves and make for effortless float and massive pow slashes. The Japow features our Rugged Topsheet made from castor bean oil to add durability/snow-shedding, a top of the line Sintered Base for speed, Tail V Carbon reinforcement for added pop, and our sustainably harvested poplar/bamboo core for pop and stability. This splitboard will keep you afloat while weaving through tight trees or laying down surf inspired carves on the groomers.
For the finishing touches on this splitboard, we use active latching Karakoram Ultraclips to help create as close to a solid board feel as possible and limit chatter between sections. Additionally, we design with camber underfoot so that you'll have optimum skin traction for the uphill, and edge-hold on the downhill. A slight shift of the touring bracket forward to create a heavier tail also allows for ease of kick-turns in the skin track.