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04/11/2019 11:54 am  

Normal people notice things too 😜


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04/11/2019 12:43 pm  

F**** I can't wait to get back out on the split.  This nerding out talk has me hyped.


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04/11/2019 12:55 pm  

^ hope you get out soon!

I toured from Paradise on my carbon Paragon yesterday 🙂 We carried more than I like and it was super hot with little snow below Glacier Vista. Last year at this time I was in waist deep PNW heavy pow on the Panorama face... 

Paragon is super solid with the Phantom bindings, and I'm waiting for the new M6 edition. I've put Marueli toes on the Pencil split so this will be interesting. Seems more fiddling than Dynafit and Spark but solid & light.


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04/11/2019 4:40 pm  
Posted by: @pow_hnd

Yea, the stiffness is nice, and helps with shearing on the seam for sure, but I guess I didn’t mention it because I don’t wanna seem like some agro mountaineering guy. Lol 

pro tip: don't mention your ice axe!


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12/11/2019 3:59 am  

Not sure where to post this, wondering if anyone's experienced something like this…

Buddy just got his new Prior splitboard. He's transfereing his Spark bindings etc to it from a Jones board. He says the screws don't fit. Seems to be a thread pitch issue. Now, I woulda sworn that insert thread pitch was one of the few standards the snowboard industry had aligned around…

Have any of you (recently) encountered insert threads that didn't work with screws you had used on another board?

 


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12/11/2019 8:44 am  

I picked up a second split. 2018 Weston Backwoods 63. Previously a demo board for backcountry shop in Tahoe. Came in at a freaking smoking deal and been wanting to try Weston for a while.

I'm going to ride both that and my Rome Whiteroom 65 to figure which suits me better. Ideally the Weston would be my below treeline board and the Rome would be my big alpine face / couloir board, but I don't reasonably tour enough to justify owning 2 splits.

Pretty pumped to get out, just need some damn snow in the Sierras...


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12/11/2019 9:27 am  
Posted by: @bopuc

Have any of you (recently) encountered insert threads that didn't work with screws you had used on another board?

i've had it happen with a solid board... i just tested asst. screws in my kit until i found ones that threaded smoothly. It's not a huge deal since I rarely change bindings on it, and when i do take them off to tune or something i just leave them in the binding disc


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12/11/2019 12:35 pm  

I've also had it happen, and heard about happening to others. Also solved by trying other screws


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13/11/2019 4:10 pm  
Posted by: @bopuc

Have any of you (recently) encountered insert threads that didn't work with screws you had used on another board?

Happened with my K2 split and screws I used for my Sparks.  The screws were too long and pushed into the base where you saw where the screws were tightened down.  The split didn't have a "top sheet" which was an effort to save weight and I'm pretty sure that had an impact.  From what I heard, K2 was offering warranties on if that happened but I missed out on the 2 year warranty window.  I'd contact Prior and have them give you some feedback on which screws to use.  Each binding company uses different lengths from what I was told and you don't want to fuck up your base.


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14/11/2019 2:19 am  

https://www.evo.com/splitboards/salomon-super-8-splitboard-skins

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14/11/2019 2:37 am  
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https://www.evo.com/splitboards/salomon-super-8-splitboard-skins

Review by JD himself. I want a 157.


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14/11/2019 12:32 pm  
Posted by: @bopuc

Not sure where to post this, wondering if anyone's experienced something like this…

Buddy just got his new Prior splitboard. He's transfereing his Spark bindings etc to it from a Jones board. He says the screws don't fit. Seems to be a thread pitch issue. Now, I woulda sworn that insert thread pitch was one of the few standards the snowboard industry had aligned around…

Have any of you (recently) encountered insert threads that didn't work with screws you had used on another board?

 

Just checked my 2018 Prior split and it uses standard M6 hardware that came with my Spark bindings and pucks. were the screws used on the jones the standard screws?


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14/11/2019 9:50 pm  

@tp1kenobi @redlude97 thanks gents. Literally asking for a friend who's really quite handy with such stuff usually (he's on his 3rd camper van build out in Japan—Car Danchi!). 

The screws seems to be also stock stuff he got with his Sparks.

I've had the occasional one insert that was a bit gunked, but he's saying pretty much none of them work. Just checking if maybe I am missing something. 

M6, check. Not short inserts (like the Japanese boards have), check.


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14/11/2019 11:08 pm  

Hey - looking for recommendations for a split board -  this will be my first setup.  I have boarding for a couple of decades, 6"0 / 200lbs - only do powder - don't jump / park …my daily driver has been a  148 Burton Fishcuit for the past 5 seasons ( haven't found anything yet to replace it with ) - I love the short fat clown boards... I tend to do a lot of trees - but that might change once I start splitting...

I am currently thinking of getting a Rossignol Sushi - but am also wondering if a longer carbon board might be a better choice for the uphill?  Planning on doing a bunch of splitting on our local mountain here in Las Vegas and will have to probably have to cut a lot of track myself.


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15/11/2019 2:40 am  

1. Mostly camber whenever possible. If it’s not good uphill, it’s not a great choice. An s-rocker style with backseat camber is perfect for these shapes as splits, and a perfect combo for both up and down. If you really only tour in pow most of the time, don’t stress it as much.

2. Be realistic about backcountry/wherever conditions and terrain - is the sushi enough all the time?

That said, if your DD has been the fishcuit 48 for years, and you think you’d be happy with a board like that as a split, wherever you’ll be taking it, then maybe the sushi is okay. However, not as good on the uphill as many others, but depends on your needs.

I’m a huge fish guy, currently own 4 between 2008-2012 (mostly 160), been riding them since 2008, and had a blast on the same fishcuit. Based on your quiver choices in the other thread, I’d simply say see if you can find a fish split - a better choice than the sushi, if you ask me. Other than that, I’d stick to a pow shape. A more traditional shape/length may be better uphill, but you’ll be left wanting something more familiar on the way down. There’s enough variety these days to find the right combo.

A compromise might be something like the Rome pow division split in the 57, if you want to ensure stability for certain terrain. A shorter-fatter pow shape, but better uphill and more stabile than the fish 56.

I rode Jones hovercraft 56 splits from 2012 through this past season, because I wanted a powdery split that was a better backcountry tool for here in AK. It gave me enough of the fun ride I like, and is an amazing “tool,” but definitely more of a high speed freeride board than a fish. Fun, but in a different way.

PS - also based on your quiver, PLEASE see if you can find a Fullbag blunt diamond 56, at least to try. I guarantee it is 100% right in your zone. I’ve said before that it would make a great pow split, too.

@Mig , you know where that demo blunt diamond is these days?

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