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09-02-2014 02:48 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by Cmac_spartan View Post
I ride a lot of everything when it comes to backcountry/sidecountry so I want the solution but I am probably going to end up with the flagship because my dad is paying for some of the board and he doesn't understand split boards. Thanks for the help.
trolling... wut abt beacon, shovel, probe, classes? Kids that BC buy their own shit...otherwise are not even remotely responsible enough to be in the BC.
09-02-2014 12:38 PM
linvillegorge I'm gonna go the opposite direction here. He lives in WV. Where is he supposed to take an avy class? He's have to schedule one during his spring break trip to CO and that would pretty much kill that vacation for riding. My advice? Just get a good all-mountain board and stay inbounds. You're still gonna have a blast. Avy skills are an ongoing process. An avy class isn't like getting a degree. If you're not able to routinely practice those skills, they'll erode quickly.
09-02-2014 11:56 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by binarypie View Post

If you are in the sidecountry or backcountry please take an avi class and bring a friend. The best way to not die is to avoid the conditions where you'll die to begin with.
... and make sure this friend takes the class as well.
Shovel n probe are nice birthday presents for this friend you can afford. Convince the wife/gf/parents (whoever has the coins) of this friend that this friend absolutely needs a high end (read as easiest to use search mode) beacon for x-mas.
09-02-2014 11:30 AM
binarypie
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
If you're buying one board, buy it with the type of riding you primarily do in mind first. Plenty of boards would he great for your WV riding and do great here in CO too, even on a good pow day. A Hovercraft split would be among the worst boards on the market to buy for what you're looking to do.

If you're riding sidecountry out here, please try not to die.
I agree with both points here.

If you aren't chasing deep snow every time you go out a hover split isn't going to be your best choice.

If you are in the sidecountry or backcountry please take an avi class and bring a friend. The best way to not die is to avoid the conditions where you'll die to begin with.
09-02-2014 11:13 AM
linvillegorge If you're buying one board, buy it with the type of riding you primarily do in mind first. Plenty of boards would he great for your WV riding and do great here in CO too, even on a good pow day. A Hovercraft split would be among the worst boards on the market to buy for what you're looking to do.

If you're riding sidecountry out here, please try not to die.
09-01-2014 01:11 PM
Cmac_spartan Well I ride in Colorado every sting break and I am going to Island Lake this year for christmas so.
09-01-2014 12:57 PM
linvillegorge Recommendations for a Hovercraft split for West Virginia... yep, I've seen it all now.
09-01-2014 12:50 PM
Cmac_spartan I ride a lot of everything when it comes to backcountry/sidecountry so I want the solution but I am probably going to end up with the flagship because my dad is paying for some of the board and he doesn't understand split boards. Thanks for the help.
09-01-2014 07:34 AM
francium I suppose foot size will make pretty big difference to the way the hovi rides I've got size 12's so I don't have any issues getting it from edge to edge. With smaller feet it's gonna seem a bit duller.
09-01-2014 07:25 AM
Snow Hound
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Originally Posted by Cmac_spartan View Post
I don't believe in snowmobiles so I usually hike/ ride resort side country. I actually spend a lot of time riding backcountry on really shitty conditions on porpoise...
No wait? You ride a porpoise? And snowmobiles actually do exist. Travis Rice has a tame one.
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