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01-29-2014 01:47 PM
Noreaster
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
Also fwiw...bc pow days are of a consideration...(really had to ask myself...am I really going to be out in the truly deep with probable higher avy risk...some but generally NO...on those really deep days it will be lift-served and lift-served slack.

However in my reasoning...there is also bc corn, spring, summer, baked and wind pack are perhaps more possible...thus I did not go for an only pow split...but more of an all round expanded season capicity of the bg (in theory Oct-Jul/Aug). So far I'm happy

Highly recommend Sparks tesla system....upgraded from the Burner/LT pin arrangement...have never used the volie...but tour with a friend that is his setup...looks/sounds pretty sloopy compared to Sparks.
I live on east coast and spend 2 maybe 2.5 winter months in CO, contingent on my work and family life of course, but usually this is how I try to play it. I also travel to PNW, and maybe Europe, but those are short trips if they happen at all. So if I do bc, I shoot for pow (avy conditions permitting). I'm just not near big mountains in spring-summer conditions, so pow split it is. I actually wanted to demo bg because of your review of it, but that's not happening anyway. But yes, I most probably would have gone for Bpro if I knew I'd be out there in all conditions.

I'll look into Sparks. Thanks for your help.

[QUOTE=neni;1483297]
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What exactly was the let down point?
I've the womens Solution 156 some days now, have only ridden it in some cm of fresh so far, thus interested in what I have to expect/look at/be prepared for when in deep. The shop guy set it up centered so I could still set it back more if that is necessary (in advance at home, since it's not so easy as with a solid binding )
I rode it with a setback, wanted to have it centered but it was my friend's board and I didn't want to mess with hardware for a few hours of riding. I was in maybe good 10" of light dry pow. The problem I had with it was pretty much the same I did with Mothership. I would drive it into a turn, the nose would dive in, pause, and kind of struggle a little coming up. Not what I have with my mt. It could have been an ms split for the way it handles fluffy stuff (in all honesty it probably is). I came away wishing it would have been stiffer, or softer but rockered.

Really good board to skin up on though. I've only been on a few others but I think this one handles terrain the best.
01-29-2014 05:40 AM
neni [QUOTE=Noreaster;1482817]and just today - another women's board, a Solution. I was expecting great things from the Jones, because I definitely have a thing for that brand and was surprisingly underwhelmed at how it handled powder.

What exactly was the let down point?
I've the womens Solution 156 some days now, have only ridden it in some cm of fresh so far, thus interested in what I have to expect/look at/be prepared for when in deep. The shop guy set it up centered so I could still set it back more if that is necessary (in advance at home, since it's not so easy as with a solid binding )
01-29-2014 03:49 AM
wrathfuldeity Fwiw...the bpro will ride fairly similar to bg (demo'd bpro and have bg split)...imho the bpro has more straight-forward control-ability due to being torsionally stiffer than the torsionally looser bg

Also fwiw...bc pow days are of a consideration...(really had to ask myself...am I really going to be out in the truly deep with probable higher avy risk...some but generally NO...on those really deep days it will be lift-served and lift-served slack.

However in my reasoning...there is also bc corn, spring, summer, baked and wind pack are perhaps more possible...thus I did not go for an only pow split...but more of an all round expanded season capicity of the bg (in theory Oct-Jul/Aug). So far I'm happy

Highly recommend Sparks tesla system....upgraded from the Burner/LT pin arrangement...have never used the volie...but tour with a friend that is his setup...looks/sounds pretty sloopy compared to Sparks.
01-29-2014 01:50 AM
Noreaster
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Originally Posted by Saint Alphonso View Post
Gnu B-pro split worth a look. Edited. I just re read your post and you tried it. What did you think of it?
It's not a bad board. I just thought it's suited better for groomers. I also rode non-split Bpro for half a season, maybe more and I love the board, but since I expect to hit bc mostly on pow days I wanted something that just flies in pow like a dream. Bpro is a solid all mountain board in my opinion. If I ever decide to make a permanent switch to bc riding that's the one I would probably get.
01-29-2014 01:12 AM
Saint Alphonso Gnu B-pro split worth a look. Edited. I just re read your post and you tried it. What did you think of it?
01-29-2014 12:02 AM
Noreaster
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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
i do, i have it in a 158 and a hovercraft 156. its a good board. not as lively as my heritage solid but its a split so it weighs a lot more so i guess it shouldn't be.

i've been splitting for a long time, but i haven't rode very many different splits... put it this way - the sl has never held me back from doing anything i wanted to do with it yet, EXCEPT for maybe skinning in one or two spots.
That's pretty much the feeling I had - that it wasn't holding me back, while other boards were in some way. Thank you for your input.
01-28-2014 11:54 PM
ShredLife i do, i have it in a 158 and a hovercraft 156. its a good board. not as lively as my heritage solid but its a split so it weighs a lot more so i guess it shouldn't be.

i've been splitting for a long time, but i haven't rode very many different splits... put it this way - the sl has never held me back from doing anything i wanted to do with it yet, EXCEPT for maybe skinning in one or two spots.
01-28-2014 11:40 PM
Noreaster Shred, you have SL, right? What do you think of it?
01-28-2014 11:38 PM
Noreaster
Thanks, I'll give em a thought.
01-28-2014 11:35 PM
ShredLife also:

Burton Family Tree Spliff Splitboard | Backcountry.com

K2 Snowboards Northern Lite Splitboard - Women's | Backcountry.com
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