The best part about the two-part edition of the popular Nitro Squash is that it rides just like the one-piece version. You don't want a split to feel like a split, and this one does an exceptional impersonation of its solid counterpart. With an aggressive personality created by positive camber and a distinctly directional shape, the Squash holds up to hairball descents regardless of snow conditions but downshifts just fine on low-angle terrain as well. Its shovel-like nose planes through pow on all slope angles and its stubby modern swallowtails sinks well. Because the massive discrepancy in nose and tail size, we preferred to ride the Squash set forward of reference.

Splitboard Features & Details

  • Directional swallowtail profile
  • TRÜE camber
  • Mid-wide waist
  • Progressive sidecut
  • MSRP $600.00

Rad: Rides almost identical to its solid counterpart.

Bad: Nose to tail ratio may be nose-heavy.


 

Everything you love about the Nitro Squash in a two-piece rendition. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

With a prominent nose, the Squash had no issue handling the deep stuff. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Nitro branded tip and tail clips kept things secure. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Nitro’s own splitboard clips proved effective at keeping things together. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Tried and true, the Squash possesses positive camber from tip to tail. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers praised the Squash’s Sintered Speed Formula base for, well, speed. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The split swallowtail proved just as effective at keeping things afloat in the deep stuff as it’s solid counterpart. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen


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