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Bamfboardman 01-20-2014 11:04 PM

Verts instead of split board?
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.

ShredLife 01-20-2014 11:39 PM

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.

ridinbend 01-21-2014 12:42 AM

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If your hiking to anything that has a long approach, then having a splitboard is the only good way to get there. You cover way more ground faster than anything else.

killclimbz 01-21-2014 08:57 AM

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I have Verts. No way in hell would I use them for a tour. They are awesome steep climbing snowshoes.

Get a split. Get some Verts too. They will come in handy and they don't cost much anyway.

mhaas 01-21-2014 03:38 PM

don't be that guy destroying the skin track with verts or snowshoes. get a split.

ridinbend 01-21-2014 09:17 PM

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AcroPhile 01-21-2014 10:08 PM

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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.

tonicusa 01-21-2014 10:29 PM

baldylox 01-22-2014 10:06 AM

Have you ever snowshoed? It blows!

killclimbz 01-23-2014 06:57 AM

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Not too mention if you snowshoe in the skintrack someone is going to punch you eventually. Nothing will piss off ski tourers more. Keep it in mind.

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