It'll also make you come up with the money for a split set up that much faster. It's amazing how that motivates people
lol your not kidding there. My split was nursing an injury so I did a tour on my snowshoes the other day. Yikes that sucked. I dont know how I used them for a couple seasons.
Have you considered DIY? If you have a board to split and use regular binding you can at least get out there for alot cheaper. Although after about 15-20tours on my DIY, I ready to fork over the money for a factory split and splitboard specific bindings. I think I bought my hardware, skins, and poles for under 300 bucks.