Yes, you read that correctly. CAPiTA will release a splitboard next season. If you’ve enjoyed riding the Charlie Slasher, you’re gonna love the Neo Slasher. The C-Slasher gets credit as one of the best powder boards on the market, and it has an ABS stringer down the center so it can be split without damaging the core, however the Neo Slasher is a new model and it’s CAPiTA’s big first push toward backcountry gear.
From CAPiTA: Legions of die-hard fans rode this model on resort days as a side-country slasher, and many used home split kits to enable Charlie to escort them into uncharted territory. These dedicated souls wanted a factory split version of the Charlie Slasher, and if we listen to anyone – we listen to the searchers and seekers. Here’s to the individuals determined to use human power, to those that embrace the solitude and camaraderie that a core group of friends and an early start provides. Featuring an upgraded construction, new camber profile, factory split chassis, hardware from the Union Binding Company and a smooth sidecut flowing into a sinking 22mm tapered tail, this time-tested Neo Slasher shape naturally floats above deep snow and transforms tiring powder days into long-lasting, incredible ones.
Rider Type: The human-powered adventurer
Camber Type: The Mountain Split Profile features mid-body camber with a flat tail and a reverse cambered nose. This provides more control on the ascent when split, while maximizing floatation and turning power on the way down.
Additives & Tech:
– New FSC Certified Elevate Split Core
– Two 30mm Carbon Fiber Beams in the nose through front insert
– New Holysheet Fiberglass & New Magic Bean Resin
– New Hyperdrive NC12 Base – Exclusively formulated, sintered, ultrahigh molecular weight, ultra-high density polyethylene, custom engineered with special additives. Rated for the most depraved speed junkies only.
– PLT Topsheet Technology
Sizes: 154, 158, 161, 164
To add even more backcountry bang, Union Binding Company, also under the C3 Worldwide umbrella, will release their new splitboard binding next season.
Each year, some companies add a product or two to their lines or give facelifts to several, while others release new technologies that could revolutionize the sport. Next week we’ll be at the SnowSports Industries America trade show in Denver and we’ll be dropping daily updates to highlight standout gear during the show, including Facebook Live episodes with Eddie Wall actually on the floor talking to designers, athletes, and brand managers. Be sure to check back often for more info on upcoming gear releases and industry news.