Technical issuesThe actual bindings are old-fashionnedand not practical • There are many small parts, specially the pins that you have to lock/delock for the change of the position. • There´re existing solutions that are more efﬁcient (faster procedure of assembly, handier parts) • With icy conditions you get snow in every part of the actual bindings wich must be cleaned.
Technical issuesThe gloves are big and not handy • The pin (from the bindings), the hooks, and the lock of the skins are really unconfortable to handle with the gloves. • “...I freeze my ﬁngers every time I have to split the board...” - (Michele from LaGlisse) • Mobile communication is impossible with gloves.
Technical issuesThe PROs are not happy with their boards • “The screws of the hooks shoudn´t get to the other side” • “You can not adjust the bindings as you want” • “The radius should be between 15º-18º” • “The board is to heavy specially when you have to carry uphill” - (Pietro Lamiani)
Technical issuesThe skin can´t be attached when theboard is not clean • The board must be dry • The skins must be warm • “In bad wheather it´s impossible to clean the board” (Michele from LaGlisse)
EducationIf you don´t have the right preparationyou can´t practice this sport • “You have to be aware of the avalanches, once you get in it´s impossible to get out” - (Michele/Pietro) • Read and obey all posted signs on the mountains, they are there for a purpose. • Complete and certiﬁed gear (apparel, splitboard, helmets, boots, etc) • Safety equipment in case of emergency (shovel, gps, ﬁrst aid kit, etc)
Feelings in matterSplitboard is not made for womenintermediate• Is too extreme for just an intermediate• The hole procedure is too hard (climbing, split-attach)• “Women are always more cautious” - (Michele from LaGlisse)• Less physical strenght
How to introduce splitboard into women intermediate• Develop a faster procedure on assambly• Appeal to women in design and functionality• Increase safety• Make handier parts