RIDER: Elena Gonzalez de Murilo
It became quite clear from the beginning that this would be the splitboard that would best suit my needs and characteristics. It is not a girl’s specific board, but it’s ideal for a woman, or anyone not too heavy. It feels well skinning up, it has a good grip, it’s light and easy to ensemble. It has a good torsion, which enables to chain turns easily, both on hard pack and groomed snow, and allows to turn fluidly even on steep terrain. It’s a splitboard with character, although easy to handle, but it lacks a bit of pop. It floats well on powder, and its stiff tail makes a comfy board on deep powder and mixed snow.
Good news for female splitboarders; it is not a girl specific board, but it has the perfect specs for female riders. Last year we had the chance to test the Cashew and we were quite impressed by its performance. A 100% all-mountain, well balanced board. Its rocker profile makes a fun and lively board on powder, although it feels a bit slow while initiating the turns, and it’s missing some pop. A versatile board with a great finish; it’s the only 100% clean base board in the market thanks to an internal insert reinforcement system, which doesn’t go all the way down to the base.