Local gear resale spot has a 2012 Jones Mtn Twin in a 164w for $180 in great condition. I ride a shorter NS Heritage X for in bounds/sidecounty, and really don't want to go back to > 160 for every day riding. But I just got the notion to buy it with the intent to split it. Is this a bad idea? I've got an older 166 Atomic Alibi in my garage I have considered splitting, but have held off because I'd rather have some form of hybrid camber profile on a BC board.
I can probably trade in enough stuff from my garage to bring it down to < $100 cash if I wanted.
Would be used on Mt Hood BC & possibly could get tossed into my luggage for Japan.
That's a great deal for a board. Don't forget split kit costs $140, kit tools/epoxy/prowder, poles, skins, beacon, shovel, probe and possibly split bindings. I've made 5 so if you have questions feel free to ask. Good luck.
I found that by the time you buy everything required, you're at the same cost that you can by a good used factory split in good condition if you keep your eye out for the right deal. If you have a board laying around and want to split it, that's one thing, but I just don't think it makes sense to spend decent money to buy a board with the intention to split it because you're still not gonna have an inside edge for skinning. I paid $400 for my used Venture split in great shape with skins and full kit.