According to Backcountry, "outstanding tester response, exceptionally high scores, and category-leading overall performance contributed to our selection of the Storm as a 2010 Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice."
The Storm - R Splitboard is a new addition to the Venture lineup for winter 09/10. Based on the first generation Divide splitboard and developed in conjunction with Silverton Mountain, "the deck craves big lines and burly terrain," states a press release. "Moderate taper and a softer nose provide float for untouched powder fields, while a stiffer midsection and tail lend stability and control in unpredictable big mountain conditions.
"Our re-design for 09/10 includes a rockered shape and slightly softer flex pattern for increased freedom and mobility, and a new surf-inspired nose that keeps you from augering into the deep stuff."
The Storm - R Splitboard will receive special coverage in this year's Backcountry Gear Guide. Look for it on newsstands in September.