• Tapered swallowtail offers mega float for all-day powder farming.
• Surf-inspired camber provides back foot control.
• Reinforced aluminum tip and tail adds durability.
• Reference stance: center for variable snow; back 1-2” on deep days.
• 3-year limited warranty against workmanship and materials.
• Volume shift sizing: size down 3-4 cm from normal length.
Zeitgeist Splitboard Specs
|Weight||6 lb 5 oz||7 lb 0 oz|
Zeitgeist Splitboard Size Chart
|Weight range (lbs / kg)||110–175 / 49–79||135–195 / 49–79|
|Boot size (Women’sUS / Euro)||6.5–9.5 / 38–41.5||8–11 / 38–41.5|
|Board waist width||24.9 cm||25.1 cm|
|Recommended binding size||S/M, M/L||S/M, M/L|
Backcountry Basics Contruction
All Pallas splitboards are built with our Backcountry Basics Construction for optimized performance in the backcountry.
• Textured topsheet reduces snow buildup
• Bright base colors for improved visibility
• Flat touring camber provides maximum traction on skintrack
• Optimized touring position improves kick turns
• Low-profile Spark hooks and clips
|Snow conditions||Powder, soft|
|Riding style||Smooth, soulful, surfy|
|Camber||Surf [early rise in nose, flat throughout, camber under back foot]|
I fell in love with this board when a friend rented the Zeitgeist for a backcountry trip and I watch her ride and tour with jealousy as I fought with my tank of a splitboard. So last year I bit the bullet and bought one for myself. I love it so much that I want to ride it on WhistlerBlackcomb everyday (apparently this isn't cool... lol). Fast, light, and agile, I just need to think about my next move and she does it. Effortlessly plows through and over POW, and the arrow tip helps to keep from getting bogged down and stuck. Holds tight on icy slopes, and handles well on the groomers when coming back from slackcountry. The only drawbacks I've encountered is it's difficult when I need to ride switch (i.e. in the trees), and the short tail forced me to change my riding style (for the better) on cattracks.
I have also found the customer support at Pallas to be amazing!
This board was light and easy to use on the uphill, easy to put together at the top, and super fun to ride in deep snow. It turns on a dime, easily keep the tip up and bounces up out of the pow in a good way. This board is playful, light and fun.
I'm obsessed with this splitboard! First of all, it's well constructed and easy to breakdown/set up. But most of all, it floats through deep powder like a charm. It's by far the best powder board I've owned! As some other reviewers noted, it's very responsive, making it suitable for trees and more open terrain. Plus, it's absolutely gorgeous. I love how well thought out it is with the cut out in the tail. It really gives your back leg a little break. Highly highly recommend!!
I have been a fan of splits with shorter tails for a while now and this is my favorite. I tend to be a teensy bit clumsy, so having less tail to maneuver on the skin track is really appealing to me. Sometimes with a shorter board you sacrifice float or stability but neither of those have been an issue for me. This board seriously floats. I have taken it out on deeper days and zipper crust days and I have never had an issue with the nose diving. Like another reviewer said, the short tail with the swallowtail makes it is super maneuverable in tight trees and you get more of a surfy feel. This is my go-to for powder, trees, meadows, basically 90% of the touring I do. If you are more into peak-bagging/billygoating or suuuper steeps, I would probably go with the Epiphany Split (I have the Epiphany Solid as my daily driver resort board).
Finally got to take my 19/20 Zeitgeist out into the backcountry of the San Juans. Riding in pow is like a dream. The swallowtail allows it to float nicely and it’s surfy feel adds to the fun. It also does well on the skin track, but finding skins that work with its unique shape is tricky. This board is also a total head turner! I’ve been asked a bunch of questions about it and it’s lead to some great conversation. I would highly recommend this versitale board.