There aren't too many innovations that completely change the game twice. The Burton Channel is one of the few. Back in 2007, the Channel changed everything. There weren't too many snowboarders who realized it then, but they do now. That was for standard snowboards. Well, Burton has done it again with the Landlord Splitboard. Because of how splitboards are designed, the Landlord actually has four channels, but if you've ever set up a splitboard and struggled with those friggin' pucks, you can see why this is a big deal.
Splitboards have traditionally used drilled inserts to mount the binding pucks. Because these inserts offer a finite range of angles, getting the pucks lined up exactly has always been a hassle. Because the channel offers an infinite range of angles, however, getting the pucks lined up is a snap. This also makes it possible to get your stance exactly right, since you aren't stuck using a preset angle. Also, because it's so easy, you'll be more inclined to get it exactly right, rather than just getting it close and leaving it, which used to be the norm.
The Landlord uses Burton's S-Rocker profile. It's rockered from the nose to the front binding, then cambered from the front binding to the tail. This gives the board excellent flotation and stability in deep snow without compromising edge power and precision. The Superfly II core uses lightweight woods that specifically target strategic areas to drop weight and increase pop. Dualzone EGD adds edge control by placing perpendicular strips of wood along the edges. An ultralight Carbon I-Beam backbone adds pop and longitudinal snap without adding weight. Finally, Burton added an ultra-fast Sintered WFO base so you can leave vapor trails all over the backcountry.
|Base Material:||Sintered Base|
|Core Material:||Super Fly II Core|
|Edges:||Dual Zone EGD|
|Laminate:||45° Carbon Highlights Hi-Voltage|
|Rocker Type:||S Rocker Profile - Set back camber with rocker tip|
|Shape:||Directional Shape [17MM Taper]|
|Split Channel:||It is simple, two planks two channels.|