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.
By now, you get the point – the Vertical Split is designed to be the lightest, fastest, and hike efficient snowboard in the Nitro line-up, even the world! So if you are looking for a durable, lightweight splitboard that is hyper-focused on making the hike up more straightforward, faster, and traversing more efficient and safe, the new Vertical Splitboard is made for you - Go Vertical and save your power for the ride down!
All Vertical splitboards come perfectly set up with Nitro's custom splithooks, easy-to-use tech, free of moving parts, and base-side free hardware.
To get the most from your new Vertical Splitboard, take advantage of the pre-cut to-size Nitro x Kohla Vertical Skins that fit each Vertical board size perfectly. Vertical skins are constructed with 65% Mohair / 35% synthetic Nylon fiber mix to combine a low friction stride with maximum grip and durability. In addition, these skins feature Kohla's signature Fiber seal and Smart Glue Technologies to reduce water absorption and maintain a lasting performance in fast-changing conditions and over a long time.
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!
All Terrain: All Mountain Pop
Our most versatile flex pattern, combining Nitro’s signature pop with smooth response, allowing you to tear up the entire mountain.
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.
Featured exclusively on our Doppleganger split board, the Hike Pods are specifically designed to add grip under the bindings in hiking mode, making those icy traverses just a bit more fun!
Diamond Laminates: Ultralight and Powerful
Well-balanced layers of carbon fiber establish a new level in performance. More snap and liveliness provide a smooth, powerful and effortless ride.
Sintered Speed Formula II Base: Fastest and Durable
Rocket science put to work! A nanotech wax formula deeply infused into our sintered base material makes the base surface lightning fast in all snow conditions. Highly tuned yet extremely durable, SPEED FORMULA II Base technology is exclusively featured on Nitro high-end boards.
Climate Neutral Product
Together with ClimatePartner we are able to use specific and accurate tools and information to measure our carbon footprint in life cycle from production to end life of our snowboards. Our partnership with ClimatePartner allows us to strive to find more effecient ways to improve and reduce our carbon footprint every step of our products lifecycle, and also allows us to offset our current carbon footprint to make our snowboards 100% Carbon Neutral by investing into climate change projects and solutions. Reducing, rethinking, and compensating for CO2 emissions is just the start.
FSC Certified: 100% wood from well-managed forests
The wood used in every snowboard is what makes a snowboard a snowboard, the organic flex is something unique and special. We feel it is important that we and everyone else respects the forests and the wood that is being used
for the future of snowboard development, but more importantly the future of the planet and our Forrests. We are proud to officially announce that all of our boards are made with wood cores harvested 100% from well-managed forests and we are therefor entitled to use the official FSC™ label on all of our snowboards.
100% Natural Speed Wax
All NITRO boards are factory-tuned with Kandahars 100% Natural Speed Wax, a fully biodegradable wax made of renewable resources.