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Old 09-23-2010, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've spent my snowboarding budget already this year (passes, kids camp, Karakorams etc.) so it looks like I'm going to cut my own board. I have a 160 Mullet that will probably do the job.

Who else has cut their board, how has it worked out?
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DIY's are alright. Really they work fine. The biggest draw back is having to fix your stance and no inside metal edge when touring. Not a big deal until you get on some steep side hill. They you are really wanting that metal edge. Crampons will help alleviate that problem though. Does Karakorum come with a kit for a DIY install? I know they are compatible with the Voile pattern so I didn't know if they had considered the DIY market. Shouldn't be too hard to do it, but it would be nice if they had hardware for the conversion.
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Karakoram is all over the DIY, so all I will need to do is follow their instructions on cutting the board and buying skins.

I am a bit worried about the lack of an inside edge, but I don;t think I am skilled enough to put one in.
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You don't need the inside edge, it's just nice in certain situations. I go out with a couple of guys who have DIY's. Just get some crampons with your Karakorum's just in case it gets hairy. Looks like in Cananda that can happen often enough to warrant having a pair.
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Karakoram is coming out with crampons pretty soon, I'll be starting the season on mellower terrain anyway. Pretty stoked about it, and working my ass off to build up my endurance.
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Yeah, I would just put in your order for crampons as soon as you can. You will most likely not need them until late January, early February anyhow. You need good coverage to even consider going up stuff where you would need that sort of grip. At least that has been my experience around here.
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I bought 2 decks at a yard sale this summer I'm going to split. After I split those 2 and have some time on them, I'll think about splitting one of my good/favorite boards.
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Do splittie kits ever come with edges? I have buddies that worked at ski tuning shops for years, and would be very comfortable installing inside edges on a DIY split.
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They do not come with the inside edges. Every board is different. As you said though, your local repair shop should be able to do it, and they should have the materials necessary.
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Do splittie kits ever come with edges? I have buddies that worked at ski tuning shops for years, and would be very comfortable installing inside edges on a DIY split.
I might be splitting my 158 SL-R this winter, are you thinking about splitting one of yours?
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