Our backcountry expert Andy Malton from thegemsstock is back with another article, this time running through the essentials and more when it comes to backcountry equipment. First up are his recommendations for backcountry snowboards – with All Mountain, Big Mountain, Powder and Splitboards to choose from.
If you’re looking to buy a regular solid board specifically for backcountry riding then the first thing to do is probably ask yourself what kind of rider you are and what kind of terrain you’re most likely to find yourself in.
Someone who likes to ride big faces in the Alps is probably going to want to look at a different board to someone who predominantly rides the trees of Japan, for example. We’ll break it down into 4 groups – All Mountain, Big Mountain, Powder and Splitboards. As is always the case, there is plenty of cross over between the categories.
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