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Old 11-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Are they polished or clear anodized? If they are not anodized then the surface hardness is reduced.
If they were stainless they would be fkn heavy. One cubic inch of 304 stainless is .29 lb and one cubic inch of 6061 aluminium is .0975 lb. That works out to be 2.99 times heavier!
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The tab is breaking on all of them. I have several different slider plates from the last 12 years of splitting. It is just a weak point. They did beef up the tab a few years ago, but it remains a problem spot for Voile.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well since this topic ended up sparking more interest that I anticipated I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on boards I should be keeping my eyes out for over the up coming season? I am thinking of trying to finding something with some sort of hybrid camber at least. Clearly I am not going to be to super picky as I will just be deal hunting, but knowing what to look for would be good ^_^
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well since this topic ended up sparking more interest that I anticipated I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on boards I should be keeping my eyes out for over the up coming season? I am thinking of trying to finding something with some sort of hybrid camber at least. Clearly I am not going to be to super picky as I will just be deal hunting, but knowing what to look for would be good ^_^
considering that you will weigh 10-20lbs heavier with a backpack/shovel/probe and there are no groomers in the backcountry you're gonna wanna size up 3-8cms or so for more float. hybrid camber like ns or lib works well for adding some float while maintaining good edge hold, magnetraction, etc. are good in the bc for sure...burton boards can be a bitch to cut i hear cuz they have a metal insert pack to cut thru, but it can be/is done. hybrid cambers like jones with camber underfoot and raised tips works also...with more and more split-specific bindings coming out you will see deals on used sparks and karakorums if you keep an eye on splitboard.com and maybe tgr/etc.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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considering that you will weigh 10-20lbs heavier with a backpack/shovel/probe and there are no groomers in the backcountry you're gonna wanna size up 3-8cms or so for more float. hybrid camber like ns or lib works well for adding some float while maintaining good edge hold, magnetraction, etc. are good in the bc for sure...burton boards can be a bitch to cut i hear cuz they have a metal insert pack to cut thru, but it can be/is done. hybrid cambers like jones with camber underfoot and raised tips works also...with more and more split-specific bindings coming out you will see deals on used sparks and karakorums if you keep an eye on splitboard.com and maybe tgr/etc.
Cool, thanks Shedlife, yeah NS is for sure on the list, though they keep their value too well for me to find a smoking deal I think..... won't stop me from trying that's for sure! I totally forgot about LT so I'll keep my eye open! I have also been considering Ride Slack Country, Highlife and a Capita Charlie Slasher or BSOD. I'll keep my eyes on splitboard.com for sure, but what is tgr??
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Don't split a Charlie Slasher to have as your main split. I have a CS and I fucking love it. It absolutely slays the shit out of some powder. However, in variable conditions, it pretty much sucks. It's a dedicated powder board. Not only that, but I don't trust it to hold up. Mine has done just fine, but I only take it out on deep days, so it doesn't take too many hits. Splits take a terrible beating. Split something that'll take it. I just can't imagine a board that light would hold up. The CS is shockingly light. My 164 CS is easily the lightest board I own and I own boards that are 8cms shorter.
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Don't split a Charlie Slasher to have as your main split. I have a CS and I fucking love it. It absolutely slays the shit out of some powder. However, in variable conditions, it pretty much sucks. It's a dedicated powder board. Not only that, but I don't trust it to hold up. Mine has done just fine, but I only take it out on deep days, so it doesn't take too many hits. Splits take a terrible beating. Split something that'll take it. I just can't imagine a board that light would hold up. The CS is shockingly light. My 164 CS is easily the lightest board I own and I own boards that are 8cms shorter.
Awesome man! Thank you so much for the feedback, I will cross that one of my list then. I love you guys and all the knowledge here! It's a great place for a newbie to be and learn!
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My CS is a solid, but yeah, no way I'd split it to have as my primary split. If you had one laying around, sure, go for it. But I wouldn't get it to split it.

Oh, and TGR = tetongravityresearch.com, home of some very knowledgeable cats but also a ton of blowhards and djngleberries. Just sort through the bullshit because the good stuff over there is worth it.
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In you area, I'd look for some old circa 2005-07 top of the line Option, like a Northshore, Pintail, they are cambered but the highend ones made in Vancouver were built like tanks with good materials. A local splitter has been begging me for my Northshore 162...shovel-nose pintail that was my first pow board...a very decent pow board for 8" to 14-16" of fresh that does alright on the groomed except for a bit of rear leg burn in the further deep of 18"+; however if you were splitting it for deep poo, you might consider adding a bit of swallow tail cut. But ride it first before you split to see what you think.

On another note: Highly recommend the k clips to put it together.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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One thing to note about K-Clips on DIY splitboards is they have a tendency to pull the two board halts together so tightly that it "hulls" the base of the board. To get it right you have to make sure the clips are installed in PERFECT location. My DIY has K-Clips that were installed professionally and even so it hulls the base slightly. I'm not saying to stay away from them, just FYI.
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