Nose / Waist / Tail width: 302 / 260 / 298mm
Base: 4001 Sintered
Core: Aspen/Poplar (wood)
Edges: Rockwell 48 Steel
Interface: Chinese Hooks / Voile Pucks
Most board reviews test their gear on easy conditions or an intermediate tour to make assessing the equipment as pleasant as possible. When I decided to write this review I opted for a quite different approach. I decided to expose my Prior BC Split to one of the most radical terrain you can find on Stubaier Glacier, namely the steep couloirs & gullies of the Vorderer Daunkopf (2882m). This beautiful north-eastern face offers narrow 45-50 degree steep rides of up to 500m of elevation drop. Different routes can be chosen, from open powder fields scattered with cliffs to close-out couloirs sometimes filled only with crust and slush.
Conclusion: The BC Split is a real all-mountain, all-terrain riding machine built for plenty different situations. Whether riding steep faces, being high-alpine on a multi-day tour or just hitting the slopes, this allrounder will provide full support in every mission.