- Category: Splitboard
- Ability Level: Advanced
- Size: 145, 149, 153, 157
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: CamRock
- Base: Sintered
Why we chose the Weston Riva Splitboard: The Queen of Weston’s splitboard fleet
You could pretty much count the snowboard brands producing the same number of men’s and women’s products on one glove – and we’d save the biggest finger for Weston. The Colorado-based backcountry powderhounds have an extensive line of both solid and splitboards where the lads and ladies have an equal number of unisex and gender-specific options to choose from.
Because of this, there’s an abundance of strength in depth for every ability and style of backcountry enthusiast out there. The Riva splitboard is revamped for 2021 and is the most performance focussed splitboard for ladies lining up at the trail and ready for whatever conditions mother nature throws at them.
“The Riva splitboard is revamped for 2021 and is the most performance focussed splitboard”
It’s built around a directional camber, meaning there’s a positive bend between the feet with rockers zones at either end, especially in the nose. There’s also a 9mm taper running from tip to tail which not only enables beter float, it allows for tight, nimble turns once the gaps in the trees become a little tighter, or you’re picking your way through less than favourable conditions.
It’s a common shape and profile combo seen in most modern splits, mainly thanks to the versatility offered. Given that split season doesn’t really kick off until later in the year, rider’s need to trust that their board can get them through a variety of ice, corn, slush, pow and cruddy conditions. The Riva excels in every department.