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Old 11-06-2008, 09:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cheapest split is the $820 Voile Mojo, that is still a LOT of coinage.

What would be nice is collapsible approach skis.



These are 120cm... I still don't know if they are too big to carry on the descent though.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Climbed Bow Summit in snowshoes yesterday, kicked my ass, I was so tired I could barely ride down... time to work on my fitness. I was hardly breating heavy, but the legs didn't want to move... I can see the advantage of a splitboard...
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
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And keep your eyes on splitboard.com. You can find absolutley killer deals on splitboards there. Keep in mind that that come Feb, a lot of online retailers who sell splits start discounting them. I've seen brand new Voile Mojo's for $500. The price of a good board. Prior models for $800.

Zee, those approach ski's would work. 120cm's is the standard length for an approach ski for snowboarders. Keep in mind that even on a splitboard it's still damn hard work. Get's you fit though and there is nothing wrong with that.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:22 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I made my own snowshoes.

... Classic wood and rope, They worked decently until someone stole them from my backyard :P
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I made my own snowshoes.

... Classic wood and rope, They worked decently until someone stole them from my backyard :P
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I recently tride splitboarding in the woods of VT and I have to say that I'm hooked. I revently became a member of the split site after meeting a group of splitters and trying it out. I look forward to getting into the scene and eventually travelling out west to hit some backcountry in Tahoe or Utah.

I am leaving for Utah later this month and I think I will try a split out there to get the authentic feel of high altitude backcountry.

Voile makes a DIY kit for a split, I saw a small article on how to make your own in a recent issue of snowboarder mag.

Until I find that I have a real need for a split, I'll hike or shoe with my neversummer though, its a big bullet to swallow when talking of buying a split on the east coast because of the snow compostion and short season, and most of all, the time I wish I spent riding instead of working.
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good luck. we did some back country hiking in VT last year and it was brutal with snowshoes. my number one bitch was having the board on your back getting caught in the trees. and it seemed the hike was much slower than the guys skinning their skis and going up. but at the same time i under stand not wanting to put out the cash on a split with living on the EC.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I know what you mean about the trees and the fact that the dep snow and forest underneath irt can dampen your enthusiasm with boots or shoes.

I was actually thinking of building my own splitboard. I need to find a 160-163 board as a donor though because as a rule of thumb, you need a board slightly longer than your solid board.

I am thinking of grabbing a cheap board at a late winter sale in VT or online and then trying it myself with tools and saws that are availible to me through a friend who also tried splitting, if I actually decide to do this, I'll start a thread about it and see what sort of interest there is here.
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Voile makes a DIY kit for a split, I saw a small article on how to make your own in a recent issue of snowboarder mag.
I think it is time to make the old Floater my bitch.....

Floater: OMG! What are you doing with that saw!??!
Me: I'm going to CUT YOU IN HALF!

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Floater: OMG! What are you doing with that saw!??!
Me: I'm going to CUT YOU IN HALF!
HAHAHA!


dude i'm telling ya, dont saw it in half, sell it to me!

edit: no seriously. sell it to me. what size is it? a 159 or something right?
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