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Old 12-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just got my first Splitboard !!

...and I'm stoked, to say the least. Have been dreaming about one for a few years now, pretty much since I first picked up basic avy gear 3-4yrs ago. Now it's time to move onto selecting a hardware kit, bindings, skins, and poles. Who knew hemorrhaging $$$ could be so fun!

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Old 12-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FKNA !

What size ?
Did you get the Voile skins ? or ??
Which bindings are you thinking about ?? Phantom, Spark, Karakoram ?

I'd highly recommend the Karakoram K-clips, to replace the Voile chinese hooks.
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That thing looks awesome. Be sure to come back and tell us what you think about it.
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Congrats man!
Looking great

Think about what binding setup you're going to get before you start buying hardware. I ended up buying the Sparks R&D Magnetos that use their Tesla system. I ended up not needing the Voile slider track, touring bracket or climbing wires. I spent $160 on the whole universal hardware kit when all I had to buy were a set of pucks for $55.
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She looks beautiful.

So how long were you going into the back country before you decided to get one?
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You are going to love that ride. I had a blat on the 161 last spring. Just got back from a hut trip where I should have brought my 167. I thought it was going to be a little thin at the hut and boy was I wrong. So I have yet to take a Prospector out in deep pow.

Chinese hooks versus k clips when they are brand new, not a huge difference. Once you've knocked down maybe 30 days the chinese hooks do loosen up fit wise. Then k clips should make a noticeable difference. My k clips on my sl have also loosened up though. They do not hold nearly as tight as they did. I think the new ones have adjustable tension. So make sure you get that option if you go that route.

As far as bindings go. The new Spark Tesla bindings are the real deal. Used them on the hut trip for the first time. The wide touring brackets make side hilling much more stable. Did a 7 mile skin and on a steep section I will refer to as asshole, the bars were amazing. My skier buddy went down and I was able to hold an edge with a 60lb pack on. I am sure on the Voile risers I would have also gone down. As when I looked at it I thought no way I could make it without booting.

Bringing the small brackets back up wasn't as easy as I would have liked but after several runs I think I have it figured out.

Transitioning is easy and you don't have to clean ice out of the interface like with Karakorum's. Not having pins is amazing. Will just knocked one out of the park with the simplicity and efficiency of the design.

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For poles make sure you go with a Black Diamond pair. Expeditions, Z-Poles, or Carbon fiber 3 piece whippets (handy in the PNW). Though if you have an airbag Z-Poles are probably what you want as they are easier to stash in a way that won't puncture you bag if you have to deploy it. Kind of an important thing.

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Sick...

Should be a good week for splitting hopdfully.

Psa.. z poles for 40$ at second ascent in ballard.
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NICE...at first hemorrhage $...but it can expand your season and area. Get z-poles that can fit inside (traded out expeditions) and Sparks Afterburners should be here this week...finally (been waiting since Oct) .
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Sick...

Should be a good week for splitting hopdfully.

Psa.. z poles for 40$ at second ascent in ballard.
Hey Ale,
I want to go out with ya this year in your neck of the woods.
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