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03-16-2013 09:54 PM
ShredLife
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Originally Posted by Soggysnow View Post
Seriously though, I am hesitant to get into split boarding as there is not a quick eject in the event of an avalanche. It would be hard to do even with skis, but at least you would improve your changes of not getting dragged under.
Do we think the technology will allow for this in the future?
At this stage I would take snowshoes or just ski.
you're better off with an airbag backpack and good avy sense than something that could leave you with one foot left in a binding while the other foot releases. i'd way rather have both feet strapped in and anchoring me but still having the chance to ride it out than have one foot strapped in, no ability to ride the slide out aggressively, and my snowboard and my strapped in knee wrapped around the back of my head.
03-16-2013 09:54 PM
aiidoneus
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Originally Posted by Soggysnow View Post
Seriously though, I am hesitant to get into split boarding as there is not a quick eject in the event of an avalanche. It would be hard to do even with skis, but at least you would improve your changes of not getting dragged under.
Do we think the technology will allow for this in the future?
At this stage I would take snowshoes or just ski.
I prefer snowshoes with the heel riser. Skis may be nicer for the flat sections, but as you start to climb up steeper parts, most skiers I know start boot hiking anyway.
03-16-2013 09:38 PM
Soggysnow Seriously though, I am hesitant to get into split boarding as there is not a quick eject in the event of an avalanche. It would be hard to do even with skis, but at least you would improve your changes of not getting dragged under.
Do we think the technology will allow for this in the future?
At this stage I would take snowshoes or just ski.
03-16-2013 03:14 AM
fattrav
splitboards kill people.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to post on that guys page for about a week now. Seems he didn't like the accusation that he started the page due to trying to touch a splitboarders penis while in the toilets, but he got denied. Now his shame fuels his hate hahahahhaha.
03-15-2013 10:51 PM
Efilnikufesin
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
I agree with you, that not being there is the best option, but say you find yourself at the base of a slide and want to hike 100 feet up, would it be faster to strap snow shoes or split the board and put skins? I'll be starting BC soon, just curious about extra safety.
Thinking on it, the odds that you are at the base of the slide without actually being caught in the slide yourself are probably low, most rescues I have seen on video seem to be from the uphill. Others here that do BC would know more I am sure, just trying to think about it from a logical perspective. Curious myself though, would like to get into more BC in the Adirondack slides and other regions around here where there is that danger.
03-15-2013 10:46 PM
KIRKRIDER I agree with you, that not being there is the best option, but say you find yourself at the base of a slide and want to hike 100 feet up, would it be faster to strap snow shoes or split the board and put skins? I'll be starting BC soon, just curious about extra safety.
03-15-2013 10:14 PM
Efilnikufesin
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
He deleted all negative comments. Big touchy ego. Made me think about the speed problem. I haven't done BC yet, but what about carrying snowshoes for safety? How long does it really takes to switch ? Would it be faster strap snow shoes on?
What they are leaving out in all this is the knowledge not to get caught in an avalanche to begin with, such as the SKIERS
caught in the one at Stevens Pass (I think) last year. That seems to be the real key to surviving one, essentially not getting caught in one, doesn't matter if it's a boarder or skier, i.e. judgement beforehand. Whether a boarder or skier can start digging you out faster is a moot point, because if you are buried deep enough to suffocate, that 30 secs or so won't make much of a difference. Just seems logical, though I ride the East and there are few places to get caught in one, I am tiring of this boarder hate resurgence the more I run into skiers on the hill when I board alone.

Was checking into it more and it seems that the survival rates drop dramatically after 15 min, so that makes the time difference that a boarder vs. skier getting to a person very negligible at best.
03-15-2013 09:06 PM
KIRKRIDER He deleted all negative comments. Big touchy ego. Made me think about the speed problem. I haven't done BC yet, but what about carrying snowshoes for safety? How long does it really takes to switch ? Would it be faster strap snow shoes on?
03-14-2013 04:46 PM
jtg I think the splitboarders might be the ones getting trolled here...

Any idiot can make a FB page and get a few friends to circlejerk. Now he's got two forums up in arms giving him attention and other skiers feeding his ego.

There is no reason to argue with people like that.
03-13-2013 08:49 PM
readimag best post from that page
https://www.facebook.com/durango.dave.9


hahahahaha
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