The Rigid Handlebar is part of Tilt's Stage III collection and is Tilt's response to your demand for lighter weight. The cold formed aluminum is internally and externally tapered to control strength and weight exactly where you need it. The tapered aluminum also provides good pop, and many riders prefer this over titanium. Strength, weight, and pop will all help you expand your tricks whether it's from flat or boosting a quarter.
Cutting a slit in these bars will NOT make them work with HIC/IHC compression.