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Old 02-05-2009, 08:14 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Cool. I'm going to give it a try. I'll start a thread when I get some pictures.

Which angle do you file the edges at??? So you cut it, then the inside edge has a 90 angle on the bottom and top. Are you filing down the top or the bottom?

Another thread w/ some good info:

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Old 02-05-2009, 08:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Sorry man, I have no answers for you on that one. As I have always bought a production split I have always had an inside edge. I've ridden with others who have done their own DIY models and they do seem to work fine. Check out the DIY forum at Splitboard.com. There is a lot of info on there on how to do it yourself. If you can't find the answer you are looking for, I am sure someone there can help you out.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:40 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Wow, that is a great link Cifex, looks like a cool forum also.

I am a member of the splitboard forum also and the more I think about it, the more I lean towards buying a factory split from Prior or another brand.

I have tried split boarding on a friend's DIY forum and it serves him well. I donated my old bindings to it and we went out a few weeks ago in the vermont backcountry.

I think the factory split will have the right stiffness and I read into the epoxy and cutting issues around the web also which made me think that cutting a ride kink would be a bad choice because it has too much pop and isn't correct for this. I have 3 boards and don't want to cut them lol.

I also see that sparks bindings work exceptionally well with voile and others. Most of all, I have to think of how many times a year I can use the split along with how many trips I'll make out west with it and etc....it's my newest 'thing' to get into right now lol.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:01 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Now a days, generally speaking, if it's a choice between riding at the resort or riding the split in the backcountry, I'll do the latter.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:21 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I have no problems with riding at resorts, I spend all my riding time in VT and Utah so I know where and when to go to avoid crowds and long lift lines, but there are also 2 spots close to me which would make for good splitting and a good day off the beaten path.

I really like the idea of splitting in Utah and Tahoe which would be a trully unique experience for this easterner.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:25 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Don't get me wrong. I know plenty of stashes at the resorts I go to. Good stuff. Regardless, wild snow is just so much better than resort snow and I like to get away from the lifts, people, etc. Real solitude vs ducking into the trees then dealing with everyone once you are spat out on a main run again.
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I completely understand, we share the same opinion. I wish I had more chances to enjoy that kind of terrain, that's why I want to give this a shot in Utah later this month.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:36 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I just back from a 4 day trip riding the backcountry in Utah. There is definitely some fantastic stuff there. Make sure you got your avy savy on though. There are some very exposed lines there that you don't want to mess with if the conditions are wrong. No escapes, no safe zones, and no chance of survival if one of them rips.
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I just back from a 4 day trip riding the backcountry in Utah.
pics? your lacking in the TRs this year buddy.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:27 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I know, I know. Part of the problem is slacker friends with cameras. I took a few pics on this trip but they are mostly scenic and such. There is some sweet helmet cam footy out there already. I just got to link it over and download my pics. It was a pretty fantastic trip for sure. The hut trip is coming up on Saturday. So expect a TR rolling in Utah and that deal next week.
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