So my buddy know the guy who created verts or some shit like that and he swears by them. He says he used them on skin tracks and they work great. I haven't ever gone like serious touring so I'm wondering how verts compare to a split board and if split is a better way to go, how do the mtn approach skis fair instead of a split board.
mt approach is a complete joke. they're shit and they'll leave you stranded.
verts are really for going straight up couloirs in deep snow. they're going to be varying degrees of shittier than splitboards for everything else. MSR snowshoes will be better than verts for everything except booting up deep, loose pow couloirs.
i'm not saying not to get verts - but i am saying not to get only verts. you *need* a splitboard or a snowmobile or both if you want to get serious about bc.
I never thought of it as a "vert or splitboard" kind of question. I always thought of it as an additional part of your touring gear. They serve completely different purposes. Once I start hitting some of the gnarlier bc terrain, I'm going to need a pair myself.