I love this board in the backcountry. I ride a 151 in resort, and sized up to 155 for the backcountry and am happy with the results. It's sturdy and fun and manageable in any conditions. I also love supporting a bad ass female-founded business.
My one large complaint is the clips used to transition from skis to board. IMO they are a terrible design and make for difficult transitions. Snow and ice can get stuck around the top and bottom clip, making it difficult to slide into position, while also needing to keep the center clips in line and snapping into place. I've upgraded and customize to use the Karakoram clips and they are much better. Use Karakoram clips in your future iterations!
Thanks for the thoughtful, honest review, Roxanne! I'm not sure which clips were originally installed on your board, but it sounds like they may have been the Phantom clips. We have been phasing those out and migrating towards Spark clips because of similar reasons. However, due to supply chain issues in Winter 21-22, we used a combination of Spark and Phantom clips. We are working to fully migrate to Spark for Winter 22-23.
No matter which brand of hardware you use, ice buildup is always a reality. I do recommend that you add a small ice scraper into your gear list for this exact reason and keep it stored in your jacket pocket at all times, so it's always ready when you need it. This $2 piece of plastic is incredibly effective in getting your board back together. https://www.voile.com/voile-scraper.html
Waw, this board is amazing at so many levels ! Liteweight and stable to skin uphill ! Smooth and responsive to ride in whatever snow conditions... I feel realy confident to go explore anywhere with this splitboard..
So great to see a company ruled by such a group of baddas womens with nice values :)
This board is fantastic. It loves to charge and I've used it in all conditions and it rocks! It plows through heavy snow easily, it loves pow, and held a good edge on some icy windblown conditions too. I'm really impressed with the top sheet material as well. All my other friends boards (bought around the same time) have chips all over and this thing has yet to have a chip on its topsheet, and that is not because I'm not using it hard! Crazy durable. Highly recommend this board!
If you’re thinking about getting the Epiphany... Get it! I had no trouble at all riding it for the first time in some crusty spring snow, and was honestly surprised how well it handled- It’s light, crazy easy to turn, and was sooper stable. Was a little clumsy going from 2 planks to 1 on the mountain, but I’m sure a little practice will sort that out. This board is rad. The company is rad. And 1000% you’re gonna have a rad time.
I use a hardboot setup and this board was a dream skinning up and a dream snowboarding down. Super awesome in those tight exits as well!