The Best Splitboard for: Powder + Freestyle - Powder, Trees & Pillows
The Hatchet is a powder & all-mountain hybrid, designed for dreams of endless pillow lines and the terrain in-between - preferring trees and the deepest powder possible with a little freestyle twist. To achieve its dominance in freestyle powder, we shrink the overall length while stretching the board at the waist to over 270mm in the 152cm and pair it with our Twin Powder camber-dominant profile. The nose is slightly longer than the tail, and moderately tapered while the stance is centered on the camber profile. This combination provides makes landing switch comfortable, and float effortless. As a result of our modifications, this board is meant to be ridden significantly shorter. A lightweight core of poplar and paulownia stringers with bamboo insert blocks keeps this board light and nimble while S-Weave carbon stringers woven through the core supercharge pop. The castor bean based, Rugged Nylon topsheet, helps shed snow and adds durability while the Sintered 4001 base provides top of the line speed in a minimalist black design to create seamless repairs. All of this helps the Hatchet pop pillows all day long and stomp powder landings with ease.
As with all our splitboards, we shift the touring bracket forward to make kick-turns a breeze and on this model we utilize active latching Karakoram UltraClips 2.0, installed with our holeless base technology, to help create the most responsive ride.
Designed in Colorado, Manufactured at GP87
Artwork by: Brooke Ruble