Backcountry Magazine Selects Silverton-Made Splitboard for Editors' Choice Award
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SILVERTON – As the premier backcountry skiing and snowboarding publication in North America, Backcountry Magazine doesn't make endorsements frivolously. This year's annual product test was held in March at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, where a selection of boards from top manufacturers were put through their paces both on piste and off. When the powder cloud settled, Storm - R Splitboard, made by Silverton-based Venture, emerged as a top choice.

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.
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