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Board Test Week Kicks off at Crested Butte

The old aphorism “it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon” doesn’t apply to Board Test Week—rather, it’s a marathon run at a sprint’s pace. And testers have been holding nothing back from the moment the starting gun for Backcountry’s annual splitboard test went off late last week in Crested Butte, Colo.

Board Test Week: One Tester Weighs In

In Crested Butte, more than 30 testers have gathered for the Annual Board Test Week, where they are putting hundreds of the latest and greatest boards, boots and bindings through the ringer. One tester, Scott Johns, a Washington native with the personal mantra “only fun things,” gives a mid-week report on snow conditions, tours and stoke. Keep […]

Board Test: Day 1 Update

With the rapid escalation of splitboarding’s popularity, combined with technological advances in the winter sports industry, the selection process that goes into building a backcountry snowboarding setup is more tedious than ever. Boards are lighter. New bindings and touring hardware increase the speed of transitions from tour mode to ride mode, and vice versa. The […]

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