Just got my first Splitboard !! - Page 2 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 12:03 PM
Veteran Member
 
DrnknZag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Yeah buddy!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ale_Capone View Post
Sick...

Should be a good week for splitting hopdfully.

Psa.. z poles for 40$ at second ascent in ballard.
Yeah Ale, I gotta get out with ya sometime this season too. I'm still kicking myself for not meeting up with you guys when Gary was in town last year.
DrnknZag is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,349
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magnum626 View Post
So how long were you going into the back country before you decided to get one?
Basically just sidecountry up until now, so this will finally open up all new terrain.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AcroPhile View Post
Think about what binding setup you're going to get before you start buying hardware.
Def need to do some more research on binding/hardware setups before I take the plunge on those. Initially I had thought about running regular bindings with a Voile universal kit, but my buddy reminded me that it would be a shame to do that to this beautiful board. Seems like alot of debate out there between the Voile, Spark and Karakoram products...

16 Gnu Swallow Tail Carver . 16 NS West . 15 NS Snowtrooper BIA
16 Burton Genesis X . 15 Now Drive
16 Flow Talon . 14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline  
post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 02:33 PM
The Rooster King
 
ShredLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 3,811
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
i don't like k-clips. i wouldn't bother with them personally.

for bindings i'd go with sparks from this year, or 2nd hand ones from previous years for cheap since so many people will be upgrading this season.
ShredLife is offline  
post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 02:39 PM
Veteran Member
 
wrathfuldeity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bham
Posts: 5,221
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
fwiw...from my informal poll last year of asking around up here, its pretty much sparks...simplicity = reliability (3:1) over K's and V's were discouraged.

and this year, sold my burners for some afterburners....imo the whole weight thing is splitting hairs and durability and ease trumps weight...at least for my short day/slack hikes


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 12-23-2013 at 02:45 PM.
wrathfuldeity is offline  
post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-24-2013, 09:51 AM
Member
 
Outlander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice! You are going to enjoy the flat section under the touring bracket. It alleviates most of the traction issues people associate with an RC split. The Prospector is almost as sure footed in touring mode as a conventional camber, yet has all of the advantages of rocker.

My personal opinion if you want a nice balance between cost and performance is use the Voile hardware and go with last year`s Sparks. The Blaze are the cheapest and the highback is soft if you like a softer flexing binding. The Burners are a stiffer, beefier binding with upgraded straps but cost a tad more.

In any event, the LT brackets are definitely worth the extra cost. They provide a much more solid, stable touring interface than the Voile brackets and you save a little weight because you can use the aluminum pins because the LT brackets have brass bushings. Don`t use aluminum pins with Voile brackets though as they will wear very rapidly.
Outlander is offline  
post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-24-2013, 10:21 AM
Veteran Member
 
DrnknZag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outlander View Post
In any event, the LT brackets are definitely worth the extra cost.
100000000x for sure.

I love my Spark Burners too. You won't be disappointed if you go that direction.
DrnknZag is offline  
post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 12:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Ale_Capone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, tim and joe... have to get out this year sometime. Be nice if we did it on an actuall snow pack. ill be bumpin around highway 2 most of the winter. Hasnt really been too bad so far, just takes a little extra leg work.
Ale_Capone is offline  
post #18 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 01:12 PM
Veteran Member
 
ridinbend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bend
Posts: 3,502
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 272 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
My k clips on my sl have also loosened up though. They do not hold nearly as tight as they did.

Add a little duct tape around the loop and they'll snug back up again.
ridinbend is offline  
post #19 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 09:48 PM
Veteran Member
 
wrathfuldeity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bham
Posts: 5,221
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Finally, waiting since Oct. today the afterburners arrive. But no Sabertoothes...backordered ....found some on-line in stock...ordered. Perhaps a new years skin to burn off some of the xmass fat.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
wrathfuldeity is offline  
post #20 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 09:56 PM
Veteran Member
 
ridinbend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bend
Posts: 3,502
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 272 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
Finally, waiting since Oct. today the afterburners arrive. But no Sabertoothes...backordered ....found some on-line in stock...ordered. Perhaps a new years skin to burn off some of the xmass fat.
Congrats bro. Dreaming of pow.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (62.1 KB, 59 views)
ridinbend is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome