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baldylox 02-08-2009 08:24 PM

The SplitBoard Saga
 
I've decided to turn my oldest board, a Burton Floater 159 into a split-board using the Voile Split Decision kit. It was between that and selling her off to TJ, but who knows what disgusting things he would do to her....

I got started tonight. Measured it out, cut her in half and resealed the core with spray polyurethane. As you can see in the final pic, there is a bit of a gap, so I'll need to get the power sander out and remove a bit more material around the inserts. The carbide blade I picked up, cut through the inserts with little trouble. Lost about an inch of edge on one of the halves right at the nose...no biggy. No other troubles as of yet. Will pick up the kit this week.

For anyone else interested. Here are the instructions: DIY Split Board | Backcountry.com from Backcountry.com

Split Decision Kit: Voile Split Decision Kit from Backcountry.com

Voile Split Decision Tractor Skins from Backcountry.com

Prep:
http://i42.tinypic.com/119vw4z.jpg

The Cut:
http://i39.tinypic.com/xckmxt.jpg

Split:
http://i42.tinypic.com/260q2p5.jpg

Checking the Gap:
http://i41.tinypic.com/kx72f.jpg

nzboardlife 02-09-2009 02:12 AM

Very nice. With every passing day i try to reason more and more with myself that i need a split, sad reality is i don't :(

Mysticfalcon 02-09-2009 04:52 AM

Very nice job. I've been contemplating this for a while. For me a split would be used more for preseason stuff so I just need to find a properly suited rock board. I think I like all mine except for my 154 to much to cut in half and that is a little short for a splitter. You are bringing that to the meet arent you. I would like to see what Ive got ahead of me since you can get a mojo for not too much more than the cost of the skins and the kit now and that would save me an awful lot of work.

T.J. 02-09-2009 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cifex (Post 124579)
I've decided to turn my oldest board, a Burton Floater 159 into a split-board using the Voile Split Decision kit. It was between that and selling her off to TJ, but who knows what disgusting things he would do to her....

you son of a......

what happened to "well talk at the meet"

bastard.

baldylox 02-09-2009 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mysticfalcon (Post 124757)
I would like to see what Ive got ahead of me since you can get a mojo for not too much more than the cost of the skins and the kit now and that would save me an awful lot of work.

Mojo = $800 vs Split Decision $150 + Tractor Skins $150

Quote:

Originally Posted by T.J. (Post 124775)
you son of a......

what happened to "well talk at the meet"

bastard.

We'll talk about my awesome new split-board! :cheeky4:

Mysticfalcon 02-09-2009 07:43 AM

you can get a mojo for $550 check splitboard.com $250 for the board and the work isnt that unreasonable to me

baldylox 02-09-2009 07:52 AM

Hmmm....can't find it. Don't forget you'd still have to buy the skins (and the binding interface for a Burton S). I think if I bought new, I'd want the Prior Swallowtail Split.

EDIT: nm....apparently the Mojo comes with everything.

Mysticfalcon 02-09-2009 08:07 AM

The swalowtail wold be nice but its awful long for the density of trees around here. Id kinda like to split a fish. Or maybe a Smokin Pinner. By next spring I know I'll have one. I did a couple hikes early november so I am determined to have something ready for that time next year.

baldylox 02-09-2009 08:11 AM

I actually love my Zeppelin in the trees and that's a 163. I think I could step it up to a 167 and still be comfortable.

Mysticfalcon 02-09-2009 08:27 AM

My usual is a 162 but on days like Saturday when it was packed powder and spring like conditions something that will turn a little faster would have been nice. I think that swallowtail only come in like a 175 though. I think Im just going to have to get more than 1. that would probably be best :) have a 160 and a 175


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