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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely would not be getting a GNU splitboard. Sorry
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Definitely would not be getting a GNU splitboard. Sorry
Reason? Seems an odd statement since you don`t have ANY experience on a splitboard. For the record, one of my splitboards is the Billy Goat and other than the common issue of some reduced traction skinning with a rocker, it just kills it as a splitboard. combined with Sparks bindings, it is not overly heavy, floats extremely well for a non powder specific shape, holds its edge superbly on ice and is incredibly agile in tight trees.
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Reason? Seems an odd statement since you don`t have ANY experience on a splitboard. For the record, one of my splitboards is the Billy Goat and other than the common issue of some reduced traction skinning with a rocker, it just kills it as a splitboard. combined with Sparks bindings, it is not overly heavy, floats extremely well for a non powder specific shape, holds its edge superbly on ice and is incredibly agile in tight trees.
Well considering I've been snowboard since I was 5 years old, I would be getting a Jones spiltboard if any because thats the brand I feel most comfortable with.
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Jones is certainly a good brand. I have the Hovercraft split. Not ideal in firm conditions but I`ve had it out at Turnagain Pass in waist deep powder and its the shit...
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I know nothing about BC travel for snow/splitboarding. I can see some advantages to these being inflatble, etc. However, along with the other concerns already mentioned. I have to wonder how prone they would be to puncture from the very crampons they provide. The manufacturer touts the up/down contact flexibility, and "natural" movement of the tube as one walks. If it sags/shifts during a climb or descent, might you not poke the front of the tube with your spikes?


Snowshoe tech has come a loooong way since the days when I had to use the tennis racket lookin' things, (...complete with the "Mickey Mouse" VB boots,) in the service! Much lighter, high tech materials, more compact, etc. Why risk it with an unknown system?

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That looks terrible. Get proper mountain based snowshoe like MSR Evo/Lightning Ascents.

The old tennis shoe style actually still work best in flat soft snow. It just sucks when climbing.

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Well considering I've been snowboard since I was 5 years old, I would be getting a Jones spiltboard if any because thats the brand I feel most comfortable with.
But you'll settle for a no name brand of an unproven new idea that is not going to be as good as a snowshoe design used 100 years ago? Good luck with that.
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But you'll settle for a no name brand of an unproven new idea that is not going to be as good as a snowshoe design used 100 years ago? Good luck with that.
Never said I was going to BUY the snowshoe for sure so you might want to learn to read.
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