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Old 02-09-2009, 08:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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For the budget conscious, the Voile split kit is the shit. I split an APO Axel Pauporte 67 several years ago and it works well. I think you have to order the Tractor skins seperately and they are not cheap, but worth the asking price. I sealed up the inside edges with blue laquer that matched the topsheet color perfectly.

At the time a split board from Voile and Burton (only ones available at the time) were way out of my price range.

You did a nice job cutting the board cifex, I have more of a gap in the nose of my board due to a shonky cut, but it has not caused any problems... enjoy.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You're right. 172 only. I was thinking of the ATV, which is what I'm picking up next year.

oneplanka: you didn't need to do anything to resolve the gap before mounting it up?
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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what is a split board... WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE BOARD!
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:20 AM   #14 (permalink)
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nope, it has not caused any problems... in fact it usually seals up after riding and the snow gets packed in the gap and then freezes. I would'nt worry about it to much. The only problems I have had is my angles and width have changed since I split the board. Its not that big of a deal I just have to adjust the binders when I put it together to ride. Its a bitch in powder or wet snow to do it. I can't do anything about the width, but I need to loosen the baseplate screws and tweak the angles a bit. So make sure when you mount the plastic plates for the bindings that you will be happy with the width and angles so you wont have to tweak them in the backcountry under less than ideal conditions.. I think you will find the board performs as well as the factory split full edge pricey models out there. enjoy. earning your pow turns is a noble pursuit.
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what is a split board... WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE BOARD!
I DONE CUT HER IN HALF! WAY IS DONE IN 'MERICA!

A split-board is meant for backcountry. Instead of hiking up in snowshoes with your snowboard on your back (which sucks unholy ass), the split board comes apart and you use it like skis on the accent. You put skins on it that has little scales that slide forward but grip backward to help out.

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So make sure when you mount the plastic plates for the bindings that you will be happy with the width and angles so you wont have to tweak them in the backcountry under less than ideal conditions..
Okay, cool. I wasn't sure if there would be problems with it being unstable if I can't get it perfect. I'll be alright with any changes. It doesn't bother me to change angles drastically one run to the next. If I'm riding my flexy board, I'll ride +12, -3 and if I'm riding my Zepp I'll ride +30, +15 or 18. I guess I should play around with a super setback stance though since it's a shorter board.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Voile Official Site - backcountry splitboards, skis, telemark bindings, and avalanche rescue shovels chk it here. Allows you to climb with skins (like skis) into the backcountry. Put it back together and ride your board. In a nutshell.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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what is the purpose of a split board
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yo bro.. chk the links provided and have you read the all the posts on this thread?? its all explained right here.

once again, it allows you to use your board like skiis with the addtition of climbing skins you can climb mountains, put the board back together and ride it down the mtn. eliminates the need for snoshoes and can be used like cross country skis (nordic) to navigate the flats. Backcountry mate!! non lift accessed pow turns. Thats what a split board is all about. Chk the links provided especially the original post by cifex.
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Nice cifex. I am looking forward to seeing the completed project. Welcome to the splitboarding brotherhood!
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I ordered the kit last night from dogfunk. Mystic spotted a sweet deal for $125. I'll update when it arrives.
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