The Freeride Split
For a couple of seasons, I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback regarding Furbergs boards. So last season I decided to get my own. I can’t say that I regret my decision.
I’ve used it on +40 tours in a great variety of terrain and snow condition. And it has always felt like I could trust my Freeride Split, both on the way up and down.
It’s pretty light and therefore enjoyable touring with. When touring in steep and icy terrain it feels like the board gives me better grip then boards I’ve used before. And when that has not been enough crampons has been the answer.
It has tackled anything from powder, harder packed snow and slush for me here in the backcountry of Tromsø. To me it’s both versatile and responsive board.
The only thing I wasn’t pleased with was the quality of the most upper layer of the board around the edges.
It, to me, seemed to loosen up, starting to fade in a faster way then what could be expected due to normal usage. This was, of course, nothing affecting my riding experience but more of a cosmetic issue, that in the long run would lower the second hand value of my board.
After contacting Furbergs custom service about this issue (the replied the same day) sending them some photos of my board, I was told this was a warranty issue and that they will replace my board.
That is what you can expect of a "smaller” brand; quick and personal service. I was saved a lot of hassle and I was very pleased with that.
Now I am looking forward to a new season on my Freeride Split.