Riding a Cardiff Split Board
Sam Bawden

Welcome to Cardiff

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The origins of Cardiff Snowcraft lay in a steep alpine cirque at the head of Cardiff Fork, in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. It was here that a snowboarder and architect imagined better splitboarding equipment to climb and descend Cardiff’s imposing lines. This conjuring led to sketches, which evolved into digital models and eventually tangible prototypes. Years of prototypes and tweaks slowly became innovation. Independent thinking, creative problem solving, and unparalleled performance is an integral part of every one of our splitboards and snowboards. If you’re wandering the mountains in search of deep, untracked snow, you’re one of us. We invite you to experience Cardiff.

Design Sketches

Different by Design

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At Cardiff Snowcraft, we distill decades of experience in snowboarding, design, engineering, and construction into purpose-built boards that tour and ride like no other out there. Unique to the industry, we offer each of our snowboards in both a splitboard and snowboard option, as well as two different builds: ENDURO and PRO CARBON. This customizable model allows you to not only find your dream ride, but to ride it the way you want. Think different, build different, ride different.

Packing a Cardiff Split Board up the Mountain
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Think Different

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For us, going uphill is just as important as the ride down. All of our boards are designed and tested first as a split. We theorized that if we could design equipment that maximized performance on the skin track, then we could adjust the shape of the board to optimize riding performance characteristics. We call this the TRANscend Theory—equal emphasis on ascending and descending. This new pathway of thinking resulted in the development of our HALFcamber • FLOATilla • PERFECTpivot • RADIcAL SIDECUT technologies.

Riding down the mountain in a Cardiff Split Board

Build Different

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It’s all about the details. To achieve the highest level of performance, we innovate from the core out. We recognize that splitboards ride in different conditions than solid boards 80-90% of the time. As a result we adapt our constructions to not only minimize weight but also maximize performance across a wide spectrum of snow conditions. The result is our NOVERhang • UNIwall • BOARDERpatrol • bcDNA • GROOMtune • SWALEtail • biLOBA • RACEbase • SPEEDbumps • LAUNCHpads technologies.

Split Sketch and Cardiff Goat Board

Ride Different

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From all-mountain freestyle to free-pow, resort groomers to steep backcountry spines, CARDIFF SNOWCRAFT has a deck fine-tuned for your unique riding style.

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19/20 Collection

This is the most advanced board.

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