Review of the Nobile Split Boards
In 2014 Nobile introduced several models of split board. The offerings increased in 2015 and again in 2016. This quickly began the conversation on every kite forum: “are they any good?” or “are they worth the money?”
The answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes! We’ve been selling them since the beginning and frankly can’t keep them in stock. From the NHP Split to the Infinity Split Carbon these boards are all kinds of awesome and worth every penny. We thought we would write a bit about the boards and what you can expect from them and why they might be a good tool to have in your quiver.
Let’s start with the obvious, just in case you stumbled upon this post and have no idea what we’re talking about. The Nobile Split Boards can be taken apart and split into two smaller pieces. This is done so that you can pack them in a smaller back and avoid those pesky airline fees. If you travel a lot (or even just a little) this can pay off huge when calculating your holiday kite budget. Some airlines can wack you $200 each way just because the bag is oversize. And frankly even if you look up their policies and everything is all set to go (so you think) that doesn’t mean at the baggage counter you won’t get totally stuck paying for some crazy hidden nonsense you know you shouldn’t be stuck with.
But the next question of course is: “so they split in half, great. Are they any good to ride?” and once again the answer is yes. By itself the NHP is one of the best freeride/freestyle boards out there. Period. It’s flat out amazing and well though out in about a thousand different ways. And it’s split cousin is almost indistinguishably similarly awesome. It has slightly more flex due to the split connection system, but beyond that you’ll be hard pressed to notice a difference. We have plenty of customers who ride the NHP split all season on their home beaches as their everyday go-to board, then pack it up for a winter escape to the Caribbean and save themselves a few bucks in the process.