Konvoi FW19/20 Splitboarding Preview

Retail Buyers Guide:  Splitboarding FW19/20

Interviewee:  Ben Dietermann; head, hands and heart of the brand


Please outline up to three new key products of interest to splitboarders in your line, and tell us what makes them so great.
The KANTAR and the NEVADO models are great snowboards and right from the start, they were always fine-tuned with splitboarding use in mind. Especially the NEVADO is a super capable and versatile splitboard, ready to handle everything you will encounter out there. From perfect powder to windblown aspects and other not so perfect scenarios that are just part of the whole splitboarding scenario. While made for the descent, we didn’t leave the ascent aspects aside and took care of splitboard specific wear and tear issues.

Construction. This is the place where you can talk to us about what’s going on under the hood in your gear, and how you are building it.
See snowboard questionnaire for the main points. On top we had a look at splitboard specific problem zones (fragile tips, zones of ascent abuse…) and worked out solutions for them.

Onto functionality now; how do you make your stuff work better than the competition during skinning, during transitions and riding?
We give attention to the details and you will surely feel it going up and going down. But no need to share the secrets here, it’s the small things that make the difference.


Which pricepoint is seeing the most action at retail? Are splitboarders prepared to spend money on gear, or is becoming this a discount/budget marketplace?
So far they are prepared to spend the money, but as there also products around that are expensive but offer nothing to back this up, people are getting sceptical.

What unique features will splitboarders dig about your gear next year?
We got some unique features, but it’s the sum of the small things that make all the difference and people are beginning to understand this.

How are graphics evolving in your splitboard-focussed lineup? Any particular trends going on?
As we like to turn the attention onto our shape and board design aspects we stick to a minimalistic colour theme a.k.a. all black and our signature base pattern. But keep your eyes open for art collaboration boards happening here and there in limited editions.

What’s the ideal-world distribution channel for your gear as splitboarding evolves? B2C, speciality retail or wider? Do people still need advice on this stuff, or can they buy them by themselves?
They still need advice and often don’t get the right advice in most shops and so B2C is a good way for these specific boards and the according to assistance before and after the purchase.


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In terms of size, which are your top three European markets for splitboard equipment?
Austria, Germany, Switzerland.

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Retail Buyer’s Guides

Foils 2021

Kites SS21

Longboards SS21

Surfboards SS21

Sunglasses SS21

Wetsuits SS21


Great Outdoors SS21

Hanging Shoes SS21

Boardshorts SS21

Bottles & Flasks SS21

Backpacks SS21

Skate Hardgoods SS21

Swimwear SS21

Skate Shoes SS21

Foamies 2020

Kiteboards 2020

Kites 2020

Longboards 2020

Sunglasses 2020

SUP 2020

Surfboards 2020

Impact Vests 2020

Powsurfers FW20/21

Cruisers 2020

Wetsuits FW20/21

Beanies FW20/21

Snow Helmets FW20/21

Body Protection FW20/21

Base Layers FW20/21

E-Boards 2020

Facemasks FW20/21

Snow Safety FW20/21

Goggles FW20/21

Snowboards FW20/21

Skate Shoes FW20/21

Longboards SS20

Watches SS20

Sunglasses SS20

Kiteboards SS20

Kites SS20

Wetsuits SS20


Sun Cream SS20

Hanging Shoes SS20

Boardshorts SS20

Surfskate SS20

Backpacks SS20

Skate Shoes SS20

Eco Textiles SS20

Longboards 2019

Surfboards 2019

Underwear 2019

SUP 2019

Sunglasses 2019

Facemasks FW19/20

Powsurf FW19/20

Beanies FW19/20

Wetsuits FW19/20

Cruisers 2019

Goggles FW19/20

Snow Safety FW19/20


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