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Old 11-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I need help.
I'm finally ready to get a split-board setup of my own. I need to select a board that is decent (or maybe just adequate) and inexpensive. I was hoping to spend 200 dollars. Obviously, it needs to be splittable. I will only be using it for powder, so it doesn't need to hold up on rough terrain. I want it to be new, but it could be from 2013 or 2012 or even earlier, not important.
Anyone know the brands I should be looking at, or where I might find some discounts?
Thanks so much!
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I need help.
I'm finally ready to get a split-board setup of my own. I need to select a board that is decent (or maybe just adequate) and inexpensive. I was hoping to spend 200 dollars. Obviously, it needs to be splittable. I will only be using it for powder, so it doesn't need to hold up on rough terrain. I want it to be new, but it could be from 2013 or 2012 or even earlier, not important.
Anyone know the brands I should be looking at, or where I might find some discounts?
Thanks so much!
This is a really good deal on a split with pretty good reviews from what I've read.

K2 Panoramic Splitboard 2012 | evo outlet

I realize it is more than the $200 you want to spend, but you will save about $60 on the universal kit over the DIY kit so you will only be spending about $100 for a board that is already split.

I split one myself because I enjoy that type of work, but cost and time wise, the K2 Panaromic is a better deal than buying a new board just to split in my opinion. Of course, if this board is not the shape you want, disregard all the above.

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Old 11-28-2013, 12:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks west,
I can't figure out if the split binding setup comes with those, though, or is it just the basic connectors? I have my actual boot bindings, but I'll need the platforms to connect to.
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thanks west,
I can't figure out if the split binding setup comes with those, though, or is it just the basic connectors? I have my actual boot bindings, but I'll need the platforms to connect to.
No, it doesn't come with anything except the chinese hooks and the tail clips. You will have to buy a Voile universal interface like this which includes slider plates if you want to use traditional bindings:

Voile Universal Splitboard Interface 2014 | evo

I guess I was wrong about it being $60 cheaper than the DIY kit. The one that is cheaper doesn't include the slider plates which you don't need if you do use splitboard specific bindings like the Sparks.

Voile Universal Splitboard Hardware For Light Rail 2014 | evo

Here is the one you need if you split a board yourself, which comes with everything you need, minus tools, epoxy, and something to seal your inside edge with.

Voile Split Kit (DIY) 2014 | evo
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thanks again, west. I appreciate the help.
Still, I think I'm just going to get a snowboard, split it myself, get the DIY kit, and get some skins. All together, if the snowboard is around 200, I should be able to get the whole setup for around 500.
I'll just keep looking for a decent board to split.
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Pre-season there were 5-6 boards that were already split, with bindings and skins for $5-6 bills on CL

I have a couple of old high-end Options that are apparently good for splitting, that I've held on to for a potential diy.
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A little above your budget, but probably about the best you're gonna do.

Salomon Powder Snake Snowboard 2013 | evo outlet

A little softer than ideal for a split considering you lose some torsional rigidity when you cut it, but with a $200 budget for the board, you're probably not gonna find ideal.
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A little above your budget, but probably about the best you're gonna do.

Salomon Powder Snake Snowboard 2013 | evo outlet

A little softer than ideal for a split considering you lose some torsional rigidity when you cut it, but with a $200 budget for the board, you're probably not gonna find ideal.
awesome. i did come across that board, but the price you found is even better. that might be the one.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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the 2014 charlie slasher:
"Touring enthusiasts should take note that there's an ABS insert down the middle and through the core, so if you choose to split your Slasher, it's pre-sealed for an easy conversion."

It also happens to be a badass powder board and s plenty stiff to make a split out of.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Pre-season there were 5-6 boards that were already split, with bindings and skins for $5-6 bills on CL

I have a couple of old high-end Options that are apparently good for splitting, that I've held on to for a potential diy.
finding a used kit will be the cheapest im guessing.

if it was me i'd be looking for a used board for under $50 to split if i was going for cheap. but splitting is not cheap, $150 for hardware with plates, $150 skins $100 for poles $250 for a beacon $100 for a pack $100 for shovel and probe. close to a grand all said and done.

wrath be careful splitting those options, my first split was an option vinson from 2002. thier high end freeride board. It ended up having an air core, meaning channels were milled out between the bindings. Found this when mounting the uphill tnuts. I tried filling the area with epoxy filler. it made it one year and started to delam there and then a year later snapped in half.

my diy now is a m3 from 2001 it has held up great
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