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roremc 07-05-2011 06:29 PM

Splitting my own board.
 
I have been reading some old threads about splitting one of my old boards. A couple of questions for you guys.

The board in question is a 2005/2006 ish Ride Timeless. It's 161. It has seen about 60 days of in resort riding. Old but still rides really well. Any problems splitting a board like that?

Other than no inside rail is there any other major downsides to splitting this board? (I would prefer the $999 NS SL split but I don't have that sort of scratch :()

I have watched a few vids on youtube and it seems pretty straight forward. Heard any stories of anyone screwing theres up big time? Any rookie mistakes that I should be on the look out for?

Does anyone else make a kit that is better than the Volie one?

killclimbz 07-05-2011 06:32 PM

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You can mod the Karakorum System to a DIY split. It is pretty damn nice from what I've seen, though it has it's drawbacks like everything. One of the major sticking points is price. For $600 you do get the system and bindings.

As far as ripping your board in two. Everyone I have known that has done it has said it's pretty easy. Just like you said. It's just a fair amount of time and effort. The inside edge is nice, but it's definitely not necessary. I'd say go for it.

roremc 07-06-2011 12:40 PM

I think I am going to give it a go.

I am going to see my Dad who lives in BC in August. He's a pretty handy guy so I guess between the two of us we should be able to pull it off.

Will take pics and report back later.

Thanks! :)

killclimbz 07-06-2011 12:44 PM

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These vids should help if you haven't already checked them out.




BurtonAvenger 07-06-2011 01:38 PM

Just don't do it after drinking a couple beers. Had a guy come in the shop 2 years back that wanted me to fix his split cause as he said "I spent a month figuring out the mathematics, where I was going to cut it, and had it all set. Then I went and drank a 12 pack and now I have one side that's bigger than the other". Yeah not exactly something you can fix.

linvillegorge 07-06-2011 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 406836)
Just don't do it after drinking a couple beers. Had a guy come in the shop 2 years back that wanted me to fix his split cause as he said "I spent a month figuring out the mathematics, where I was going to cut it, and had it all set. Then I went and drank a 12 pack and now I have one side that's bigger than the other". Yeah not exactly something you can fix.

Facepalm.

What a fucking moron. He spent a month figuring out the mathematics on how to simply cut a straight line bisecting a symmetrical object? That's not exactly a tough task. :laugh:

killclimbz 07-06-2011 01:46 PM

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He must have really fucked it up. Almost every DIY split I've seen is not cut dead center. Close, but not quite. The thing is the two halves will still match up. So you just need to make sure you have enough ski for the hardware interface to work.

BurtonAvenger 07-06-2011 02:49 PM

Oh there was like 2 inches difference and it wasn't a straight line. I had to ask him if he was standing on an uneven surface when he cut it.

ShredLife 07-06-2011 03:48 PM

best DIY splits i've seen are the water-jet cuts. take it to a machine shop for a few $$ have them do it...

linvillegorge 07-07-2011 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Snowolf (Post 406933)
I found that by the time I invested my time and the cost of the hardware, materials etc, for not much more you can buy a Voile factory split

This is the main reason I ultimately chose not to split my Arbor Element. I was going to be looking at close to $500 in materials alone to be able to do it - split kit, skins, odds and ends, etc.

You can find the Mojo RX pretty much all day long for $800. So to me, it makes a lot more sense to sell the Arbor, kick in another $100 or so and have a factory built split.


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