This is an earlier model but the design was way ahead of its time. A bit antiquated by modern standards but everything works and this will give someone a chance to get out in the backcountry without breaking the bank. I bought it a couple years ago to give the splitboard scene a try. I'm hooked and have upgraded. The binding platforms will take any regular snowboard binding ( 3 or 4 bolt pattern) so you can use your current boots and bindings. They also have a heel lift for the uphill. Skins are included and the glue is still super sticky. The base does have a core shot as you can see in the pics. It was professionally repaired and waxed and is ready to ride. I was initially concerned with the length, but you're riding powder not spinning off jumps in the park, so I found the length to be a benefit. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for looking!