Video: How to Build Your Own Splitboard


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For those willing to experiment on a snowboard worth a few hundred dollars or more, get out your power tools. Timeline and Xavier de le Rue have a put together a pretty cool tutorial on how to build a splitboard.

“It can be scary to cut your own board,” says the snowboarder. “But often—after you’ve done it once—it’s totally doable.”

The footage is detailed and I think it’s fair to say, romantic—instructions from a dimly lit cobblestone workroom narrated in a soft, french accent, rolling camera shots of de le Rue sanding down the board, soft focus close-ups of a drill popping through the board. We imagine the build will be slightly less smooth for the first-timer, with the words uttered in the workroom coming out a bit louder.

–Joe Spring

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