Perspective – Avalanche Awareness Course, Temple Basin Ski Field 15-16 July 2017

‘We have a saying in this business, that all avalanche experts are dead’.   And so began our two day avalanche awareness course at Temple Basin Ski Field. As I had recently invested in a split-board with the intention of getting into some back country adventures, I thought it was best to get some training […]

Read More » | August 9, 2017 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none

SPLITN2 supports NZ Alpine Club Expedition Capital Fund

To be able to contribute something positive to the New Zealand outdoors community is a very satisfying objective for SPLITN2 (Aotearoa Back Country Developments Ltd). So a search was on for a partner to work with. It is clear that one of the many great motives of the NZ Alpine Club is to foster and […]

Read More » | April 4, 2013 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none

Baaaaaaaa! SHEEP DIP for your Kinco’s?

Sheep Dip? Well pretty close anyway and it got your attention! Actually its Lanolin spray to protect your Kinco’s and keep the moisture out. I’ve used it all 2011 on my old beaten up Kinco’s and its been great, easiest thing to apply and get right into all the cracks and seams and stitching. Hey […]

Read More » | October 25, 2012 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none

New splitboarding essential – an AK47!

Bret Shandro has been globe-trotting a bit lately, he’s sent me this update of his travels in Gulmarg Kashmir near the disputed Pakistan/India border. Using his charm and wit he has made some new friends and found a new splitboarding essential, bugger the fancy poles and ice axe Bret has stepped up to an AK47!!! Read […]

Read More » | September 11, 2012 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none

More from Nick Sutcliffe Canada trip – 3/4 Couloir!!!

Here is another story and pics from the last few days of Nick Sutcliffe’s recent Canada trip, he took the trusty #1 SPLITN2 160 in some pretty beautiful and steep country………………….   With the weather not playing nice and motivation down it was time out from the backcountry for a few days of cruising. A free day at Lake […]

Read More » | May 14, 2012 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none

NZ Snowboarder Magazine May 2012 20th Anniversary Edition – Check out SPLITN2 right through the mag!!!!!

This 56th edition is full of back country free riding, where a big part of snowboarding is heading, especially with Splitboarding gear maturing to a high performance level its now so much easier to access untracked and remote terrain (be careful get Avo trained and aware eh!).   I managed to get some mega advertising early […]

Read More » | May 12, 2012 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none

What is better than the old Kinco glove ? A tougher Kinco glove!!!

The trusty 94HK Kinco has been the staple glove for patrollers and clubbies around Canterbury especially over the last decade. Well there is a big brother called 901. Its tougher, warmer, and comes pre-proofed with NIKWAX. Buy them here, hard to beat this price for such a good glove!

Read More » | May 11, 2012 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none

Black Diamond Safaris + SPLITN2 !!!

This 2012 season Black Diamond Safaris (BDS) and SPLITN2 are teaming up to cater for Splitboarders, and snowboarders keen to give  “splitting” a go.   BDS experienced guides will introduce you to the Canterbury backcountry, and you’ll be riding a SPLITN2 custom splitboard + Spark R&D bindings + Voile climbing skins = state of the art splitboarding gear for NZ conditions. […]

Read More » | May 1, 2012 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none

SPLITN2 at CSA Snow Show Christchurch 5th-6th May 2012 !!!! Register online to win KINCO Clubbie gloves…..

If you are going to the CSA Snow Show at Addington Showgrounds this coming weekend 5/6th May 2012, make sure you pop in and say gidday. Its a good chance to see the latest in 2012 Splitboarding gear from SPLITN2 and Spark R&D.   Featuring the following…… SPLITN2 160 Twin custom splitboard SPARK R&D Burner LT […]

Read More » | April 30, 2012 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none

Martin Youens heads to Alaska for some big lines!

Martin popped into see me in CHCH to pick up a new set of Spark R&D Burner LTs on his way to Alaska for a few weeks touring and adventure. This is his 2nd pair of Sparks so great to see a loyal customer , speaks for itself eh!   Martin is the shop manager […]

Read More » | April 28, 2012 | Category: Whats happening? | Comments: none