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Splitboarding with Burton Step On and Lib Tech Orca System

Backcountry snowboarding equipment is only elevating the experience.



Splitboarding has become an increasingly popular way to explore the backcountry and access untouched powder, and the technology is only getting better. Burton Step On Splitboard Bindings and Lib Tech Orca Splitboard offer innovative equipment that makes transitions and descents smoother and more enjoyable.

Orca splitboard for backcountry snowboarding

Whether you’re new to splitboarding or a seasoned enthusiast, this guide will help you understand the benefits of these products and how to make the most of them on your next adventure.

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The Burton Step On System:

First you cannot splitboard in regular Burton Step On bindings you have to get the Step On Splitboard bindins. They are designed to make the transition from touring to riding mode seamless. They feature a step-on mechanism that allows you to easily attach and detach your bindings without the need for straps or buckles. This makes transitions faster, safer, and more efficient, so you can spend less time fiddling with your gear and more time enjoying the mountains.

The Lib Tech Orca Splitboard:

The Lib Tech Orca is a high-performance splitboard that is designed for all-mountain exploration. It features a directional shape and a medium-stiff flex that provide stability and control in a variety of conditions. The board also has a unique “hamster-powered” core that gives it plenty of pop and energy, making it a fun and responsive ride.

How to Use the Burton Step On and Lib Tech Orca Together:

Using the Burton Step On Splitboard bindings with the Lib Tech Orca is a breeze - watch the video above to truely understand how they work. Remove the bindings to split apart the board, once split, put on your skins and reattach your bindings in ski position. You can raise the heel for steeper climbs. Just remove the bindings when done skiing up to reattach the board and place the bindings back on in snowboard position. It literally takes minutes to switch you gear from touring to snowboarding. We use the G3 Splitboard / Universal skins, there isn’t much out there. We also use the G3 Pivot Poles, originally I bought these to ice climb but they work great for backcountry snowboarding because they break down small to fit in a backpack. I’ve used a Mammut Airbag for touring for years - expensive but worth it IMO.

We think the Burton Step On Splitboard bindings and Lib Tech Orca splitboard are a winning combination for splitboarders who want a safe, efficient, and fun experience in the backcountry. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started, these products will help you make the most of your time on the mountain. Happy riding!

Remember to take an avalanche course before you head into the backcountry.