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With Backcountry's more than 30 years of experience shaping the outdoor industry landscape, and Burton setting the gold standard in snowboard design for 40-plus years of their own, it's only fitting that we teamed up with the big B to create the Promise Land Splitboard. And with the legendary Utah backcountry just a stone's throw from our offices here in Salt Lake City, it's even more fitting that our Gearheads designed this split with the terrain of its namesake--one of our favorite zones in the Wasatch--in mind. Just off of Peak 10420, the wooded area known as "Promise Land" has steep clearings, low-angle options in tight trees, and plenty of protected powder thanks to its thick Evergreens, to make for a natural playground that this split thrives in. Light, fun, and surfy, the medium-flexing Promise Land starts with a directional swallowtail shape and 15mm of taper to help sink the tail and buoy the larger nose for effortless float, while also turning on a dime between tight trees and maintaining stability at speed in those steep sections. The Directional Camber profile adds even more float while giving extra power to our deep-driving turns on the descent, then makes for a smoother glide when we're on the skin track back up. As light as it is strong, the splitboard-specific wood core provides pop, strength, and reduced weight to help us ollie surprise downed trees and make easy work of the uphill. More weight savings and lightning-quick response come courtesy of 45 Carbon Highlights that balance a twitchy, responsive feel with power and aggression in choppy, tracked snow. While it does boast almost two inches of setback, the Balanced Freeride Geometry makes for a twin-like, freestyle feel on flat while still turning tight and fast with the surfy, float we expect from a directional pow deck. Among our favorite features is the Split Channel, giving us one of the strongest, fastest, easiest, and most adjustable mounting systems ever offered on a splitboard, and t...

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