Splitboards, they say, are like porn films – why buy one when you can make one yourself? The perennially popular CAPiTA Charlie Slasher has a strip of sidewall material running from nose to tail, giving you the option to chop it in half should the touring bug bite hard.
Of course, even if you keep it together it’s a great board for freeriding. The directional shape and long flat section of base prove stability, while the rocker section towards the nose brings the float. A slight taper on the tail makes it even easier to ride the deep stuff, but isn’t so pronounced that you can’t take off or land switch.
The nose is strengthened with two rods of carbon fibre that run down past the front binding, so it’ll stay stable without becoming too rigid to pop effectively. Combine that with the sintered base and you’ve got something that will charge hard, tackle crud and spring nicely off side-hits.
Even before you factor in the option to split it, it’s clear that the CAPiTA Charlie Slasher is no ordinary powder board.