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linvillegorge 09-06-2012 12:58 AM

Splitboard purchase
Alright, I'm gonna break down and do this. I'm tired of searching for used. It seems like a decent used setup is going to run $5-600 and if I'm gonna drop that kind of coin, I might as well go ahead and buy new and have a warranty.

Still, I'm not trying to break the bank here.

The options I'm considering

Voile Mojo 166
Prior Backcountry 165
K2 Panoramic 162 or 168

Honestly, I'd be sold on the Panoramic IF they made something in between the 162 and the 168. That seems like one helluva jump between sizes. Ideally, I'd want something in the 164-165 range. In riding shape with all my gear, I'm probably 200-205#. 210# tops. I like the system K2 uses to secure the skins. I like the fact that it's a little on the softer side and slightly freestyle oriented. My only concern is exactly how freestyle oriented is it? I'm not looking for a split park stick, but if it's something along the lines of an NS Heritage, I would consider that ideal.

Deal wise, I think the Prior may be the best deal. It's on clearance for $576 through REI and I'm seeing Voile kits and skins on sale elsewhere for $120ish each. Total investment for it would be under $850. It'd be $900ish for the K2. $720ish for the Voile.

My normal riding style at the resort is lots of hard charging, lots of jumping off everything I can find and a lot of pow butters when the opportunity presents itself. Resort riding is a fairly equal mix of a NS Evo, NS Heritage, and Capita Charlie Slasher for pow days. My backcountry riding is relatively limited and has mostly been relegated to survival mode on legs beat to shit trying to keep up with killclimbz and his crew. :laugh:

What say you guys?

Nivek 09-06-2012 01:04 AM

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Rome Whiteroom 165?

linvillegorge 09-06-2012 01:13 AM


Originally Posted by Nivek (Post 516815)
Rome Whiteroom 165?

Another one I looked at. Not sure why I left it off the list. Just wasn't thinking about it.

Looking around at pricing, I could probably pull that one off fully equipped for $750ish.

walove 09-06-2012 09:21 AM

i got to take a rome whiteroom out last year. it is softer for a splitboard, made the tight trees easy to maneuver around and had good float in pow. Not really a freeride charging board though. Prior make really nice stuff, but they run pretty stiff. Some of these factor splits come with whale and Chinese clips, so you dont need a whole volie kit, just pucks, touring brackets, heel lifters, and plates. If i was you i'd skip the plates and touring brackets and get some really split binders. Some times spark has blems to sell for a discount, if you give them a call.

killclimbz 09-06-2012 09:40 AM

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Check your PM...

linvillegorge 09-06-2012 03:25 PM

I'd love to have a NS split, just not looking to fork over that type of dough.

budderbear 09-06-2012 04:22 PM

Dogfunk had a 162 ns summit split for $699 this summer. Sadly they're $999 now :(

linvillegorge 09-06-2012 04:25 PM

I would consider giving my first born for a NS Cobra factory split.

henry06x 09-06-2012 05:42 PM

Was bored so did a google search. Not sure if these are good prices or not for ya. About $750 for each
SL Split 2011/12 Never Summer,Best advice on name of product at 123Mountain
Never Summer Summit Splitboard - Snowboard Shop > Snowboards > Splitboards

linvillegorge 09-06-2012 05:48 PM

Yeah, they're good prices. The problem is that the NS boards don't come with hardware or skins. You can add another $300+ to that price to be ready to hit the snow.

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