Splitn2 New Zealand Split Boarding

BDS & SPLITN2 – Split Boarding in NZ

Splitboarding in NZ – New Zealand Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding If you are looking for Splitboarding in NZ, BLACK DIAMOND SAFARIS is proud to be introducing our clients to the back country that now even snowboarders can access… It’s time to get skinning for that fresh powder! We have collaborated with a local Christchurch  manufacturer […]

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GEAR REVIEW – Dynafit TLT Radical FT Binding

Finally after patiently waiting for a lightweight tech binding designed for performance freeriding, Dynafit released the Dynafit TLT Radical FT binding. I jumped at the opportunity and haven’t looked back! The ultra light radical weighs a mere 600gms. That is over a kg lighter than its rivals! This is huge and when you multiply that […]

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GEAR REVIEW – Black Diamond Quadrant Ski Boot

The Black Diamond Quadrant Ski Boot was suppose to be a sacrifice from my heavier downhill boots to allow easier uphill travel with the super light 1.72kg weight, but such as the case with the Zealots this boot quickly became my everyday boot and opened up more skiing variety to me. The Quadrant features a […]

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Black Diamond Skins

GEAR REVIEW – BD Ascension Nylon STS Skins

This is our review of Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins.  These skins are awesome because of their durability and ease of use. When I choose my skin I am always looking for the one that will hold up in our NZ variable winter snow lines. Which for the past 5 years has had me […]

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GEAR REVIEW – Black Diamond Zealot 192cm

Ski Black Diamond Zealot 192cm (136-110-125 mm) R 29m, 4.9kg This ski was originally going to be my touring ski but it soon became my everyday ski. The Zealot tip features a low rocker early rise with taper. This is a very subtle design that allows easy turn initiation, great float in powder and doesn’t catch […]

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GEAR REVIEW – Cactus Patrol Pack

The only pack you will ever need! This 45L Cactus Climbing Pack can be compressed to a small size for easy resort skiing or expanded to be more than adequate for overnight trips. The outer pockets on this pack enables you to keep all mountain safety equipment (ie. rope, shovel, probe, poles, ice axe, skis, […]

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