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08-25-2014 04:31 AM
ShredLife Mt. Approach is not a safe or efficient tool for the backcountry. they are garbage. they WILL break, you WILL be stranded.
08-24-2014 09:48 PM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by aiidoneus View Post
The mountain approach to me seems like a bad choice no matter what you are doing. The advantage of a splitboard is no extra board weight on your pack. This is great when doing a 8-10+ km hike in. So, for long trips mtn approach kind of sucks.

So what about a short hike, maybe a km or two in, before your ascent. I personally find snowshoes better for a switch back climb. They are lighter than the mtn approach and pack up just as small.

As nice as they might be, not sure why you use them over the other options.
They're not that great. 1st generation had tons of problems. My buddy has em and still prefers his split if he's not riding his pow surfer.
08-24-2014 07:00 PM
aiidoneus
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
Fuck no I'm not joking.
The mountain approach to me seems like a bad choice no matter what you are doing. The advantage of a splitboard is no extra board weight on your pack. This is great when doing a 8-10+ km hike in. So, for long trips mtn approach kind of sucks.

So what about a short hike, maybe a km or two in, before your ascent. I personally find snowshoes better for a switch back climb. They are lighter than the mtn approach and pack up just as small.

As nice as they might be, not sure why you use them over the other options.
08-24-2014 12:29 PM
taco tuesday Why not just slit the pow surfer and put touring brackets on it. Or put noboard pads in a splitty. Screw those skis. http://www.powsurf.com/powdersurf-split-board/
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pOrTcZhRX_8
08-24-2014 12:09 PM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by taco tuesday View Post
You're joking right? Please tell me you're joking.
Fuck no I'm not joking.
08-24-2014 11:55 AM
taco tuesday
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
Or if you don't want to go the splitboard route, you can just get a mountain approach setup

Backcountry Snowboarding, Splitboard Alternative | MTNApproach System
You're joking right? Please tell me you're joking.
08-24-2014 09:48 AM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by Panduri View Post
Thanks ridinbend. Do you know if the Prowder saddles allow for standard bindings, I want to use my Capo bindings for now...
You can use any binding with the voile slider plates.

And in regards to the mtn approach, yeah that shit is way expensive, and it's had its issues with hinges breaking in the backcountry.
08-23-2014 09:43 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by Tatanka Head View Post
Those things are amazingly not cheap at all. I figured $300 or so, but dang!! A splitboard is cheaper.
Yeah, given the price, I don't see the point.
08-23-2014 08:42 PM
Tatanka Head
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
Or if you don't want to go the splitboard route, you can just get a mountain approach setup

Backcountry Snowboarding, Splitboard Alternative | MTNApproach System
Those things are amazingly not cheap at all. I figured $300 or so, but dang!! A splitboard is cheaper.
08-23-2014 08:41 PM
Panduri
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
If you use the prowder kit, you don't have to drill through your board except for the touring components, which you could even do with quiver killers or helicoil. You don't need to buy the whole DIY kit.
Thanks ridinbend. Do you know if the Prowder saddles allow for standard bindings, I want to use my Capo bindings for now...
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