Construction and Materials
The Ridgeline Split uses a tri-blend wood core, with added carbon stringers through the length for added snap and ollie power, providing a lightweight feel yet rugged durability. As opposed to something like the Hatchet Split the Ridgeline is probably going to be your board of choice for venturing much deeper into the backcountry, so durability has been given top priority in its construction, right down to the reinforced sidewalls to prevent damage along the rails.
Weston have tricked it out with an inside edge with full sidewall so you can always find grip on any sketchy ascents, and they’ve even built the tails a little heavier than the nose to assist with kickturns. The Karakorum Ultra clips are some of the best on the market, really locking the split together when you’re riding it to provide some extra torsional rigidity in the nose and tail making it virtually ride and feel like a solid on the descents.
Lastly, the forged tips protect the ends of the board from unwanted dings and impacts that could potentially burst the end of the board, and the rugged topsheet adds some protection from repeated kickturns scratching them up.
“The Ridegline split is one of the best big mountain, hard-charging freeride splits out there”
The Ridegline split is one of the best big mountain, hard-charging freeride splits out there. It takes a no-compromise approach to providing the most performance and durability out in the backcountry – and for those who know how much you rely on that when your miles, or even days from safety, this will cover all bases and then some!