Im very close to pulling the triger on it myself. Gonna check out that cheep board at lunch and if that doesnt do it for me I think I might just order a Mojo to save myself the stress of disecting a board.
If you can spend the money, get the Mojo. It's a pretty decent board and having the inside Metal edge can be key when side hilling. Once you get addicted with the splitboard it opens up a whole different set of possibilities for vacations. I spent just over $300 on a 4 day trip to Utah with airfare. Mostly because I had a free place to stay and that we rode in the backcountry vs riding at the resorts.
thats kind of what im thinking. How stiff are they? I tend prefer a prett stiff board. Not many splittys out east to check out. all the local shops think im nuts. If I lived furter south on the east coast they would probably have me comited for thinking theese things. Kinda like Cifex should be.
The Mojo is a good all around board. I haven't ridden it but from what I understand is the nose is softer while the rest of the board is stiff. Keep in mind you are using this for backcountry riding. Where you'll run into much deeper conditions than at a resort. Wild snow is a different animal and where a stiffer board will work great on a deep resort day, it'll perform like crap on a deep day in the bc. Overall the Mojo is a great board for powder riding and for big line spring descents. bcrider at Splitboard.com uses the Mojo for big line descents during the spring in California. They really are big gnarly lines, so the board must be pretty stiff and have good stability.
well a lot of my resort Pow I go after winds up being hike back out stuff anyway so Im pretty used to the different snow contitions. The mojo is a wicked deal with the stores doing closeouts on them. with skinds and the interface kit included its hard to convince myself to split a board myself for the little it will save me.
Oh and sorry for the hijack cifex but I think we will be comparing splittys in a couple weeks.
Nice dude! Now then, do you have the beacon, shovel, probe yet? You won't need them for much in Vermont, but Mt Washington and the "Dacks definitely have it. Not to mention if you go out West, you'll definitely want that gear.
Mount Washington is nuts. Some of the most violent weather on earth.
The Mount Washington observatory in (the northeastern U.S. state of) New Hampshire is a non-profit, scientific and educational institution with a mission to advance understanding of the Earth's climate systems. It also has some of the most extreme weather on the planet. The strongest winds ever recorded, were recorded right here, at the Mt. Washington Weather station in New Hampshire. On 12 April 1934, the station measured a wind gust of more than 371 kilometers per hour. The Mount Washington weather station was the first regular, meteorological observations in the world. It continues to collect climate data, and weather information daily. Three out of every four days a year Mount Washington is hidden in clouds or covered with fog, with hurricane force winds sometimes blowing. Scientists and visitors pass through three distinct ecosystems on the ride to the summit, 1,923 meters above sea level.
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There is definitely danger in Tuckerman's. I believe there was at least one person who got carried by a slide back there last year. Keep this in mind. If it's steep enough to ride, it's steep enough to slide. Most of the east coast avalanche incidents have been at Tuck's.