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Old 09-30-2013, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently looking at getting my first splitboard setup. I just don't know too much about them, and I am looking for some advice. I am 210lb, size 10 boot. Plan on doing most of my splitting around the Calgary area. Just looking for some recommendation on which set up you would choose/recommend. I am open to different options, just want a good solid set up.

The boards I am currently looking at are:
Travis Rice HP Split 164.5
Jones Solution Split 164.5
Prior Khyber 165

Bindings:
Karakoram
Sparks

Thanks
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not a prior and not karakorams.

nothing that wrong with K's, they're just not worth $$ over sparks especially with the tesla coming out this year.

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The rice is HEAVY.
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not a prior and not karakorams.

nothing that wrong with K's, they're just not worth $$ over sparks especially with the tesla coming out this year.

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Since I don't know much about splitboard binding, what extras do you have to buy for the sparks? Thanks for the info
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The rice is HEAVY.
How would the rice perform compared to the jones?
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Since I don't know much about splitboard binding, what extras do you have to buy for the sparks? Thanks for the info
with new teslas just this:

Voile Splitboard Puck Set | Spark R&D | The Splitboard Binding Company
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I am currently looking at getting my first splitboard setup. I just don't know too much about them, and I am looking for some advice. I am 210lb, size 10 boot. Plan on doing most of my splitting around the Calgary area. Just looking for some recommendation on which set up you would choose/recommend. I am open to different options, just want a good solid set up.

The boards I am currently looking at are:
Travis Rice HP Split 164.5
Jones Solution Split 164.5
Prior Khyber 165

Bindings:
Karakoram
Sparks

Thanks

I moved to Bend, OR about four years ago and quickly started splitboarding after arrival. I split all my own boards. If you have a resort board that you love, split that. The conditions will always vary so don't go powder specific from the get go. The members on splitboard.com are always helpful and there are tons of reviews. There is no reason to buy all the most expensive gear right away. Plus a pack, beacon, probe and shovel are also necessary tools. And don't forget skins. I have two splits, both made by me. I love making them. I also made my wife a split. Unless you got a line on a discount it's so much cheaper to make your own. Or you can always find used kits on Craigslist, eBay or sb.com. I use voile lightrail bindings and put a universal stance on a rossignol krypto magtek. Love it! Good luck.

Can't go wrong with the new salomon sick stick split or never summer boards rule. My buddy just picked up the spark r and d magneto bindings......SICKNess!
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I just picked up the Jones Solution. I was going to do the NS Prospector, but when REI had the 40% off and the Jones was in my size I couldn't pass it up. Looking forward to riding it.
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I think the Prospector is a better board but 40% off and your first split? Not a bad call at all. Plus in the early season you'll probably be getting out on it and shit takes a beating during that time of year. I'd hate to put a new Prospector through that. Even with Never Summer's durability.
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im in the diy camp, cant justify the $$ on a factory. Pretty easy to find a cheap board to rip in half, or a couple and swap hardware around.
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