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Northern Light

Venture Beyond The Lifts For Transcendent Turns

Award-Winning Splitboard. Backcountry Magazine's 21-22 Gear Guide. Designed for euphoric powder surfing, this shape also lays ruts in corduroy for resort skinners.
- Carbon laminate
- Sintered base
- Added early-rise camber
- Optimized powder width for size 8 to 12+
- Flex: 6
- Eco-friendly Bio Resin
- Sells for $699 
- Out-rides $800 to $900 splitboards

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Set the skin track to catch a surfy lap in the first rays of a sunrise.
Or get a workout for big, GS arcs on pristine corduroy.

Splitboarding is a big part of our lives. New snow or not, we prefer life when we can get out for a few days each week. Sometimes it’s a backcountry tour and sometimes it is a dark start at the resort before swapping over to our solid boards for a few lift laps. Whether we are exploring for untracked lines or heading uphill for a pre-lift groomer, splitboarding brings the joy of motion and a deep connection with natural places. Drawing from personal experiences in Alaska, the Alps, Utah and the East Coast, Paul has combined his unique understanding of shape, material sciences and snowboarding to create a board that floats effortlessly, carves with incredible flow, and finishes with the power to eject massive clouds to blind your friends.

Design Elevates Life

Through design, we want to increase the euphoric energy that pumps through us after a rip down groomed, mixed, or pow-soaked terrain. To this end, there are several qualities that define the Northern Light.

Engineered Craftwork — Holistic Shaping

Camberline

EarlyRise – Pow: Designed to surf snow with power—we combine 10 cm of early rise in the nose with midbody-to-tail positive camber. The result is increased float, whether the pow is super light or cold and dense, as well as responsive carves and a high slash factor.

PowerLoad Sidecut:

We’ve created a progressive sidecut ideal for turning performance and for improving response from tapered tails. We combine two different radii with a tighter arc in the rear third of the board so that pressure builds through the turn and it finishes with power.

Nose & Tail Geometry

A longer nose and a longer nose transition zone team up to create a board that planes on top of the snow and initiates turns super smoothly. In the tail, a traditional short transition zone keeps turn finish precise and powerful.

Surface Area / Rider Position

We typically split to ride powder. So the Northern Light features robust Surface Area (4015 cm² on the 148 and 4409 cm² on the 158). Then we locate the rider 3.2% back on the sidecut to position weight precisely with respect to the Surface Area. The result is optimized float and surf at lengths similar to your everyday board.

Flex

Engineered Craftwork — Advanced Material Science

FushionLight Core

Dynamic & Light

An electric feel is something we design into all our boards. Core composition is one of the ways we do this to control for lightness and responsive rebound. Since different wood species offer different performance benefits, we use three: low-density Paulownia for weight reduction, mid-density Poplar for workhorse flex control, and high-density Beech for strength where bindings are mounted.

Carbon90 Laminate

Smooth and Responsive

Carbon-infused biaxial laminates are perfect for creating boards with maximum feel for the snow, precise finesse and a smooth transmission of rider energy. This is just the kind of vibe we want in our splitboards when we go in search of floaty turns. The 0 and 90-degree glass fibers deliver this personality, and we integrate carbon longitudinally below the core for putting extra punch into our pow slashes.

Sintered Plus Base

Speed & Glide

Some days we want to ride as fast as possible and feel the rush of just hammering down mountain. And when it snows and blows in deep, we need silky glide to get the board into float mode with zero resistance. Featuring a highly wax-absorbent structure, our premium sintered base delivers the speed that thrills.

Energy Dist. Tech

Unmatched Core Protection

Loading a board up with rider energy through a turn and stomping landings puts stress on a snowboard. The conversation between rider, board and snow can get “loud” at times as rider input and force is channeled into the edges of bindings. To protect against core compressions in these areas, we created Energy Dist. Tech—thin layers of carbon integrated into the core for enhanced strength and durability.

Super Sap Bio Resin

Better For the Environment

We’ve partnered with Entropy to source their Super Sap Bio Resin—a high-performance, pine tree-based epoxy that has a lower carbon footprint than traditional epoxy, and it is healthier for the people who build snowboards. Better for planet and people.

Out-Rides $800-$900 Splitboards

Because we sell directly to snowboarders, we are able to offer prices that benefit you.  Whether you use the savings on new skins, a season pass, goggles or the gas money to get to wild places, we’re happy to be able to help you access more badass times in the mountains. And given our 30-year track record designing some of the most ground-breaking boards in the history of snowboarding, we’re pretty confident that our boards will elevate your experience on the hill. 

  • All dimensions in mm unless noted
    BOARD LENGTH (cm)
    WAIST WIDTH RUNNING LENGTH WEIGHT RANGE (lbs/kg) FOOT SIZE RANGE STANCE LOCATION STANCE WIDTH (in/cm)
    148
    260 1060 120-180; 54-82 6 - 11 33 BACK 21"/53cm
    154
    264 1110 140-200; 63-91 7 - 12 35 BACK 21" / 53 cm
    158
    266 1150 150-200; 68-91 8 - 12 37 BACK 22"/56cm
    162
    268 1190 150-220; 68-100 9 - 13 38 BACK 22" / 56 cm
  • BOARD LENGTH (cm)

    SIDE CUT DEPTH

    SIDECUT RADIUS FOREBODY (m) SIDECUT RADIUS TAIL SECTION EFFECTIVE EDGE NOSE WIDTH TAIL WIDTH TAPER SURFACE AREA (cm²) STANCE RANGE (cm)
    148
    20.2 6.96 6.20 1140 307.4 293.4 14 4015 43-63
    154
    20.6 7.49 6.75 1190 312.7 297.7 15 4260 43 - 63
    158
    21.6 7.66 6.89 1230 316.7 301.7 15 4409 46-66
    162
    22.2 7.98 7.25 1270 319.9 304.9 15 4572 46-66

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