• Thanks FlorianS.

    That’s perfect. I am not looking for any detailed beta. I am mostly just trying to get a feel of the region and any differences between areas within the region.

  • Can anyone tell give me some basic info about the backcountry around Durango and Pagosa Springs? I think a couple of riders here are in that area.

    We would be there during the winter, so I assume we would need access to meadow skipping terrain to deal with the often sketchy snowpack? Does the accessible terrain get tracked relatively quickly? I…[Read more]

  • Got my Locus Gear Poles. They seem really nice. I’ll have to see how they hold up. At 145 pounds, I am not very hard on gear.

    ozsnowbum, my Locus Gear poles are 168 grams each which is a bit lighter than the weight you measured. The weight I get for one of this season’s Expeditions is 260 grams, instead of the 330 grams in your original post. 92…[Read more]

  • ozsnowbum, you motivated me to lighten my set up some more.

    I did manage to get my hands on a Mammut carbon canister. I am super stoked.

    I ordered a pair of Locus Gear poles. Now I need to create an aluminum Whippet for them. Aluminum should work well most days (probably still use steel for bullet proof spring mornings).

    I also picked up an…[Read more]

  • Yes, my Camp 390 crampons fit perfectly. They are the same size as the TLT6s.

    They are holding up well, except for the edges of the rubber gaiter. I did take them on a massive schwack, boulder hopping, and loose rock steep sidehilling. I have an email into Gignoux to find out what adhesive to use to glue it back down. The carbon finish scrapes…[Read more]

  • LInk to the Backland mod photos. Scroll down the thread.

    Backland Spring System.

  • Nice work ozsnowbum. I have almost the same basic set up.

    158 Milligram and will be adding a 157 Millisurf

    Kohla skins

    Phantom bindings with solo cleats

    Phantom board hooks

    I do have pair of well used TLT6s, but have switched to the Gignouxs

    Mammut Light RAS and Ultralight RAS. I cannot get the carbon cylinder in the US unfortunately (I…[Read more]

  • Nice work ozsnowbum.

    I have almost the same basic set up.

    158 Milligram and will be adding a 157 Millisurf
    Kohla skins
    Phantom bindings with solo cleats
    Phantom board hooks
    I do have pair of well used TLT6s, but have switched to the Gignouxs
    Mammut Light RAS and Ultralight RAS. I cannot get the carbon cylinder in the US unfortunately (I have…[Read more]

  • @Jimy, you may have seen them, but a pair of Carve Company bindings are for sale on BOL.

    Carve Company bindings for sale

  • Yes, bigger guy.

    Let BOL know your size and what kind of riding you want to do on the bindings. It will make a difference on how much flex you can get out of a pair of bindings and how strong they need to be to hold up to your size. I know a 200 pound carver who broke both pairs of F2 Carve RXs at one time and I know another 200 pound carver who…[Read more]

  • Yes, bigger guy.

    Let BOL know your size and what kind of riding you want to do on the bindings. It will make a difference on how much flex you can get out of a pair of bindings and how strong they need to be to hold up to your size. I know a 200 pound carver who broke both pairs of F2 Carve RXs at one time and I know another 200 pound carver who…[Read more]

  • Any of the Bomber bindings are going to be too heavy and too stiff for what you want to accomplish. The canting is dependent on the cant base plate that you have. They come in zero, three, and six degrees. It sounds like you have a 3 or a 6.

    I ride the F2 Race Titaniums on my carve board with real hardboots. They are both lighter and more…[Read more]

  • Any of the Bomber bindings are going to be too heavy and too stiff for what you want to accomplish. The canting is dependent on the cant base plate that you have. They come in zero, three, and six degrees. It sounds like you have a 3 or a 6.

    I ride the F2 Race Titaniums on my carve board with real hardboots. They are both lighter and more…[Read more]

  • buell replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 6 months ago

    Barrows, maybe you don’t need to get the Millisurf. ; )

    It is clearly designed to be a super light, fun, capable board that is particularly geared toward powder, even steeper powder and some mixed conditions. That does not mean it is designed to be ideal for you. I am excited they have produced it and only wish it had been out for this winter.

  • Equipment had improved a lot since the last post in this thread.

    Yes, you can jump turn a snowboard on steeper, firm snow. Just make sure you land as gently as possible, keep your body centered over the board and be prepared to slide downhill a bit as you bring your board back under control. What I call a ‘quick turn’ is another option. That is…[Read more]

  • buell replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 6 months ago

    Edit: overlapping posts

    As I touched on above (while your were typing probably), I doubt Peter Bauer is stuck in the past along with other top designers. Scooby makes awesome boards, but in my discussions with him, they are much better for Utah than for the eastern Sierra where I ride. Otherwise, I might have tried one already. I like that…[Read more]

  • buell replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 6 months ago

    As I touched on above (while your were typing probably), I doubt Peter Bauer is stuck in the past along with other top designers. Scooby makes awesome boards, but in my discussions with him, they are much better for Utah than for the eastern Sierra where I ride. Otherwise, I might have tried one already. I like that Furberg is out there and I…[Read more]

  • buell replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 6 months ago

    I don’t know guys.

    Taylor, IIRC correctly, you are north of 6’ and 220ish pounds? Clearly, few boards are made for you and I completely understand why you want longer boards and bigger sidecuts.

    Board design is a complex interplay of a number of different design parameters all working together (ideally). It is pretty clear to me that you do not…[Read more]

  • buell replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 6 months ago

    Barrows, I was thinking more about the Millisurf edge measurement.

    Running length to me has always meant the ends of the contact points when the board is laying flat on a hard surface. Effective edge has always been how much edge contact there is when the board is put slightly on edge. Before rocker and early rise noses, these were effectively…[Read more]

  • buell replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 6 months ago

    Nice to hear from you Barrows.

    There is 18mm of taper. The running length seems a bit short for the overall length considering the tail is so short, but it is so hard to define in the era of early rise noses. That measurement might be with the board laying flat on a hard surface. When you put it on edge, even slightly, you get another 8 to 10 cm…[Read more]

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