Tavascan is definitely the best lab for our annual splitboard test. The little jewel in the Catalonian Pyrenees country of Pallars Sobirà, welcomed us once more with excellent conditions. Good weather, endless terrain and totally amped invited riders, made it all flow for two days where we made the most of the time spent on the mountain.
The Spliboardmag test is absolutely independent, for which we counted on 4 professional riders. Each splitboard was tested on the slopes and off piste, skinning up and riding down, carefully analyzing each one of its features. We are aware that opinions are always subjective, and each model has been designed for a specific type of riding, therefore, the main goal was to share with you all the impressions and feelings the riders experienced, for a better understanding of how each splitboard behaves on the mountain.
The first day went by setting up stances and angles on the brand new splitboards, so every rider could test each one of them in an organized, fluid and effective way. At the end of the day, we skinned up looking for good snow on the western face of Tuc de la Cima where we enjoyed the stunning springtime light at dusk. It was, without a doubt, the best possible reward after a long day at work.The second day, keeping up with our adventurous spirit, we set up a route to test the boards on its favourite terrain. We skinned up to the ridge at Coll de la Cima, rode down to switch again to skin mode towards Pic de Campirme, and we looked for the best options at Torrent de Tovarres. From there, we went up to Coll de Finestres, and along the ridge to Pic de Cornuella, searching for some exciting lines on its north face. We were all down for some more powder, so we skinned up again to Tuc de la Cima, to finish the day with one of the classic routes in Tavascan. It was another beautiful day rediscovering a spot with endless splitboarding possibilities.
Thanks to Pau Gómez from Dablam Esports, David Pujol from Compañía de Guías del Valle de Benasque, Javi Barro from Gaiur Compañía de Snowboard and Elena González de Murillo, for transmitting their professionalism, passion and motivation.
Words: David Pérez | Photo: Marc Sixto | Translation: Elena G. de Murillo
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