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04/12/2019 7:47 pm  

8 pounds is definitely not heavy… 

A regular hovercraft split is pretty light, weighed about the same as any of my normal boards with bindings. I don’t know why you would need anything lighter than that, but that is of course just my opinion 


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04/12/2019 9:23 pm  
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Fish should be mid December I heard, slush puppy 2/15/20

Hopefully its mid december! I've seen December 13 and January 3rd as dates from comments on facebook posts and other forums

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04/12/2019 11:38 pm  
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Evo x Burton collab.

Super Bueno

 

 

launch party this Friday, prob can't go but very curious to hear the specs on the larger size 


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05/12/2019 12:27 am  
Posted by: @spenser

8 pounds is definitely not heavy… 

A regular hovercraft split is pretty light, weighed about the same as any of my normal boards with bindings. I don’t know why you would need anything lighter than that, but that is of course just my opinion 

True, nobody needs lighter. But it would be nice and one can always hope.

 

FWIW, wasn't the Flight Attendant/X listed as 7.7/6.7lbs?


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05/12/2019 12:41 am  

Nothing wrong with reasonably light, more so the important part is that it’s not unnecessarily heavy. Personally, I find a more harsh and far less desirable cutoff point where boards get too light, as opposed to the point where boards feel a little heavy. I would rather ride a kind of heavy board than one that was on the light side.

Splitting is different, of course, as it is more of a “tool” scenario. A reasonably average or light split is desired. Splitting on a hovercraft 56 was a damn dream. It was ready for literally any conditions, and so easy to tour. However, I am very excited that I have a squash split now. Not heavy, but it is a traditional 163 split, so there is some beef to it. I like that. And if you actually compare specs, a 56 hovercraft is actually the most similar size to a squash 63. Granted, I would normally say if you ride a 56 hovercraft, you should ride a 59 Squash. But to me, the hover 56 feels like more board.


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05/12/2019 11:48 am  

puppy might be out 1/15 in CA?


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05/12/2019 3:10 pm  

Re: who needs lighter splits comments - I do! big climb days makes a huuge difference for me a few hrs in. And then how much legs I got for the fun down. FA X 158 is 6.5 lbs and Venture Paragon Carbon 156 is 6.7 lbs. 

Yes, these boards do not track through chunder as a heavier split like NS but definitely a place for them in my quiver. 


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05/12/2019 5:29 pm  

I think that the splitboard weight question is all about perspective. While I can see that the more hardcore, mountaineer-type splitboarders might prioritize weight and its impact on uphill travel over performance on the downhill, I don't think that's the audience here. This is the same perspective issue about soft boots and splitboard highback binding systems (Spark, Karakoram, etc.) vs hard boots and a combination of plates and ski touring toe pieces (ie: dynafit). While there may be one or two people on here who participate in splitboarding in a fashion that they value what a superlight board and hardboots have to offer when earning vertical, I think that it's pretty clear that everyone else in these particular forums don't share that same perspective. There are some very well-established forums that are populated with splitboard mountaineers arguing the virtues of one hardboot and superlight splitboard setup vs another. That's not really what EL has ever been about, and I think that it's okay for EL's splitboard focus to stay on people who prefer to prioritize downhill performance. It's great that a few of our number are cranking out big vertical days, but they may find that their conversations about that specific sub-genre of snowboarding are more fulfilling when they happen on other sites more focused on that community and approach to splitboarding.


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05/12/2019 6:42 pm  
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05/12/2019 6:44 pm  
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05/12/2019 6:46 pm  
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I think that the splitboard weight question is all about perspective. While I can see that the more hardcore, mountaineer-type splitboarders might prioritize weight and its impact on uphill travel over performance on the downhill, I don't think that's the audience here. This is the same perspective issue about soft boots and splitboard highback binding systems (Spark, Karakoram, etc.) vs hard boots and a combination of plates and ski touring toe pieces (ie: dynafit). While there may be one or two people on here who participate in splitboarding in a fashion that they value what a superlight board and hardboots have to offer when earning vertical, I think that it's pretty clear that everyone else in these particular forums don't share that same perspective. There are some very well-established forums that are populated with splitboard mountaineers arguing the virtues of one hardboot and superlight splitboard setup vs another. That's not really what EL has ever been about, and I think that it's okay for EL's splitboard focus to stay on people who prefer to prioritize downhill performance. It's great that a few of our number are cranking out big vertical days, but they may find that their conversations about that specific sub-genre of snowboarding are more fulfilling when they happen on other sites more focused on that community and approach to splitboarding.

Would you just quit being so reasonable for once?


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06/12/2019 3:29 pm  
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Stoked for you Stu! The board looks awesome. Just watched the vid of you guys making the board at Craig’s. 🤙🤙


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06/12/2019 4:38 pm  

That’s sick, wish there was a size in the middle of those.

Slush Puppy will be the 3D Kilroy next year

kilroy powder board that has a swallowtail, 155 and 158

more hometown hero sizes

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06/12/2019 4:42 pm  

Straight Chuder solid

 


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