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|03-08-2013 02:48 PM|
Rode with +15/0 today and was comfortable with it. Spring has entered very fast, it was raining and only slush to ride in lower parts of the resort. Typical surf and straight line day. Anyhow I was pretty astonished, how little the (in my opinion drastic) change of angles affected my riding. Seems that they play a less important role than I thought. Will change to minus degrees tomorrow and try to ride switch haha, the guys will have a big fun day
|03-06-2013 12:10 PM|
Originally Posted by neni View Post
|03-06-2013 11:36 AM|
Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
Haha, you hit a nerve by mentioning the board length... this will be the hardest thing to decide, loops right back to my first "girl on Flagship 158 - good idea" thread In a perfect world I could try both sizes of the BG split (and in pow), but there will only be one size of the solid deck AND on groomers... and 300 guys in the line all wanting to try exactly this board. Uhm... not sure if I'll go to this testweekend since I heard that they won't have any splits, just the solid ones - not sure if it makes sense at all...
|03-06-2013 10:39 AM|
|killclimbz||The Hard boot system is not Dynafit specific, but John Keffler made it with the Dynafit system in mind. He did a great job with his design for sure. If you want to go hard boot, his system is the way to go.|
|03-06-2013 10:14 AM|
Originally Posted by neni View Post
And there is also triad bindings looks to be another possible option
Triad Future | Splitboarding Gear Done Right
and there is also a hard boot dynafit system that looks pretty nice...perhaps since you a forward stance gal
|03-06-2013 10:06 AM|
I ride the split goat and my daughter rode for 7 years but 3 years ago switch to mainly skiing has big fatty twin AT setup ...but skis like a snowboarder
The other day saw a gal with a solid 159 goat (I ride a 159 and at 180 pounds), she was 5' 6" maybe 140-150 pounds (i didn't ask) and grew up on the hill but later saw her riding soom off piste double black area and it seemed that it was getting away from her abit. Anyway a solid rider but perhaps a 156 would have been a better size for her.
|03-06-2013 09:57 AM|
I was a bit shocked to hear what a complete setup will cost (around 2300$ was the offer for Solution/Karakorum) thus I don't say no to a cheeper binding equally suitable
|03-06-2013 04:16 AM|
I ride a 2013 non split Billy Goat and I absolutely love the board, cant wait to see what you have to say about the split Goat.
For backcountry POW boards would it be a better idea to go for a wide board for better float as compared to a normal width board?
|03-04-2013 12:47 PM|
I have yet to break any pucks and I've been splitting since 2001. All that said, I have a friend who really likes to huck his meat and he has broken a few pucks. The Spark Bindings seem to hold up pretty well. Guys have also been busting the Karakorum bindings. There is a pic here of the issue.
My oldest set of pucks still work. though they may be a little loose I haven't really noticed. Everything wears though. I have Karakorum K clips and they are not nearly as tight as they were. Happens with use for everything .
From what I've seen, the new Spark System is going to be $100-$200 USD less than the Karakorum system. The Riser system on the Spark Magneto looks much more supportive for climbing which I like. The self cleaning and simplicity of it is the big plus for me. Yes the Karakorum system looks way more neato but in use, simple is where it is at.
I will say, both systems have their positives and negatives. I am probably sounding more down on Karakorum than I should be. They do make a nice reliable product over all. If it is what you like, I don't think you'll be disappointed in it.
|03-04-2013 12:39 PM|
|neni||splitboard magazine – Spark R&D ISPO 2013 No fiddling around with the pin and what I like a lot are the two integrated heel ascent angle things (however they are called ). If they are still 1/3rd the price of the Karakorum, they become an option. Was tending to the Karakorum cause they looked as if they supply more torsional stability with their flat massive iron plate on the binding and the additional hook connecting the bases of both splits. The Voile plucks being plastik... dont they get worn-out easily? Is that a wrong impression?|
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