This is the best value in splitboarding. Everything you need to hike and ride is included in this kit: board, custom-cut skins, attachment split system. It's simple to set up and ensures that you'll be ready to start your backcountry ride sooner. As for the board itself? K2 extended its rocker all the way to the tip and tail, which leads to a stable ride in a variety of conditions. You'll stand a little bit high on the raised plates, but this could work to your advantage, since it creates less drag. [$900; k2snowboarding.com]
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