From meadow skipping to bowl bombing, we crafted our Zeitgeist mini swallowtail for surfing all-time pow with minimal effort so you can channel your energy towards bigger, longer descents.
- Tapered swallowtail offers mega float for all-day powder farming
- Surf-inspired camber provides back foot control
- Reinforced aluminium 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
Features Backcountry Basics Construction
- Textured topsheet reduces snow buildup
- Flat touring camber provides maximum traction on skintrack
- Optimized touring position improves kick turns
- Low-profile Phantom hooks and clips
- Bright base colors increase visibility
- Shape :: Directional
- Terrain :: Powder, carving
- Snow conditions :: Powder, soft
- Riding style :: Smooth, soulful, surfy
- Switch :: Rarely
- Camber :: Surf [early rise in nose, flat throughout, camber under back foot]
- Flex :: Progressive medium
|Weight||6 lb. 4 oz.||6 lb. 7 oz.|
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.
This board is so great for big powder days. It floats like a charm. Very quick respond on the turns, it makes it really easy to stir it around especially in the trees.
Flexible, light and super fun ride.