• 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 1 day, 2 hours 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 1 day, 2 hours 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 1 day, 2 hours 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 1 day, 2 hours 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 2 days, 6 hours 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]

  • buell replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 2 days, 6 hours 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]

  • buell replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 2 days, 6 hours 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]

  • I just had my final test day of the Gignoux boots for the season. I will still be making tweaks to the boots, but they are riding really well right now. Next, I will be trying them on steeper lines during Oregon’s volcano corn season.

    As I have been playing with these boots, I have come to understand that each rider can, without cutting or…[Read more]

  • I just had my final test day of the Gignoux boots for the season. I will still be making tweaks to the boots, but they are riding really well right now. Next, I will be trying them on steeper lines.

    As I have been playing with these boots, I have come to understand that each rider can, without cutting or modifying the boots, adjust the forward…[Read more]

  • I just had my final test day of the Gignoux boots for the season. I will still be making tweaks to the boots, but they are riding really well right now. Next, I will be trying them on steeper lines.

    As I have been playing with these boots, I have come to understand that each rider can, without cutting or modifying the boots, adjust the forward…[Read more]

  • I just had my final test day of the Gignoux boots for the season. I will still be making tweaks to the boots, but they are riding really well right now. Next, I will be trying them on steeper lines as we head into corn season in Oregon.

    As I have been playing with these boots, I have come to understand that each rider can, without cutting or…[Read more]

  • I just had my final test day of the Gignoux boots for the season. I will still be making tweaks to the boots, but they are riding really well right now. Next, I will be trying them on steeper lines as we head into corn season in Oregon.

    As I have been playing with these boots, I have come to understand that each rider can, without cutting or…[Read more]

  • Keffler has probably given more thought to retrofits than I have. It is great to see an adjustable forward flex design available to splitboarders. A lot of riders on real hardboots (for racing and carving groomers) use a spring system to control the forward (and heel side) flex of their boots.

    I think the ease of a retrofit will be boot…[Read more]

  • I had to put them away briefly because I have been riding steep lines for a couple of weeks. I am close to being able to wear the Gignouxs on those lines, but I need one or two more test days on them.

    I would try them on easier slopes before riding steeper conditions. You will most likely need to fine tune them.

  • Nylon screw length (cut at an angle where it meets the boot) for a 25 mondo Gignoux with size small Phantom bindings:

    short side: 1 3/8″ or 3.5 cm
    long side: 1 5/8″ or 4.13 cm

    The adjusting screw on Keffler’s boots (27mondo?) is 1.8″ or 4.6 cm.

    mgco3, I would just take a saw and cut them when you have your hands on the boots.

  • Nylon screw length (cut at an angle where it meets the boot) for a 25 mondo Gignoux with size small Phantom bindings:

    short side: 1 3/8″ or 3.5 cm
    long side: 1 5/8″ or 4.13 cm

    mgco3, I would just take a saw and cut them when you have your hands on the boots.

  • buell replied to the topic Arc'teryx Proclines in the forum Boots 1 week, 1 day ago

    On the Gignouxs, I am after just a bit of cushion on the heel side. I am not looking for any significant travel, certainly nothing compared to the amount of forward flex I want. The thicker liner and slightly softer plastic of the TLTs, and all other AT boots I have ridden, provide plenty of cushion for me. The heelside stop on the Gignouxs is…[Read more]

  • I am out of town right now but will let you know when I get back to my boots.

    Yes, the rounded tip would work just fine. It just needs to keep the toe lever from dropping too low.

  • buell replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 1 week, 3 days ago

    Of course. You two and your giant splits. ; )

    I am impressed that you do not notice a difference skinning those board widths. I have not skinned anything over 260 waist, but the best board for firm sidehilling I ever owned was also the narrowest split I have owned at 245 waist (122.5 skis).

    As far as length, give me the shortest board that…[Read more]

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