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  • #844179
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    You guys are addressing my exact frustration!!

    It is time for the boot manufacturers to step up their game. Why is there no soft boot out there with a truly pivoting shaft read: a riveted rotation point.

    It can’t be that hard to combine the knowledge of soft boot AND mountaineering boot design into a capable soft boot.

    Anyway my 2 cents.

    #830714
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Without drilling new holes in the highbacks that will not work.

    Did you ever look at where the highback pivot point of burton bindings is located at?

    Ride highbacks would be my best guess.

    #830713
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Ive been running sparks for the last 5-6 years and love them. Last year i started flirting with the switch to hard boots for efficiency but elected to try some driver x’s as a last ditch effort.

    Ive always ran the heel cup way forward to fit my size 9 boots. They are a perfect fit for the way down. What this does though, is put the touring pins at the ball of my foot. Have i been loosing power for all these years? While researching hard boots i notice the touring hookups on tlt6’s are way more forward than my setup.

    Has anyone played with boot to binding settup for more efficient touring? Where are your pins in location to your toes?

    Thanks for any advice or experience…be safe.

    Rich

    I ALWAYS mount my pucks on the split as far towards the toe side as possible, you acchieve thia by flipping the single slot disc of the 2 Voilé pucks accordingly. I then center the boot by pulling the heelcup back. I am size 9 in Burtons, could probably go to 8 3/4 (?) in my adidas. My Pivot is under my big toe.

    On my first DIY Split I went pretty far towards the toeside, with factory split and Voilé pucks I go as far as I can, I’d like to go further. I think the spark pucks would allow for a bit of more adjustment there.

    #818669
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Just to give you an update of my trip.

    First off JAPOW is amazing!!

    I might have been a little late in the season, but it was all worth it. For any climbs for 1h or longer the split definitely still rules. BUT on one day all the upper lifts were closed due to wind, so what did we do? we just went into the woods basically around the corner of our Hostel / Lodge and decided to go with our modified snowshoes (touring brackets) and solid pucks on the solid boards.

    What can I say, AWESOME!! Each climb was about 250m vertical as soon as we hit the first bigger ledge, the wind was wicked!

    That day was epic, we did 4 climbs, so a total of 1k meters vertical. For that situation I was happy not to be dealing with skins, and god fobid I still use the pin based Burners 😉 !!

    I’ll try to post pics of the snowshoes in the mod section.

    #815778
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    I am curious to see how durable the baseplate will be over time. If it’s durable, hopefully they will be able to move away from the pin setup.

    @permnation you’ll have to let us know what you think.

    Ever since thr introduction of t he pinless bindings, I will not get the hype around it. It is not that I do not like it, but the only thing that I really find time consuming and perhaps annoying during swap over is the removal and applying of the skins, the pins never bothered me at all.

    #799170
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    I personally like the voilé hooks better, I find the transition smoother. Also the overlap left to right is longer than the Karakram hooks. Ialso just got one of these:

    https://www.splitboards.eu/ersatzteile/sp-united/946/split-stabilizer-voelkl

    for 15€ at Fame Boardshop.

    Split Stabilizer

    I haven’t tested it yet.

    #799058
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    I finally got out on my Hovercraft. This board ROCKS!!

    I got a good deal on last season’s model and am not regretting it a bit. This board is a blast from the first turn and litrally unsinkable, the hype is true!

    Only thing is the base seem kind of soft, I had one not so major stone contact, and it went straight to the graphics.

    Otherwise killer board!

    thanks for the advice!

    #797057
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Thanks summerisgone,

    I was mostly worried about tree maneuverability. I really like how my short (151) Derby performed there. 162 has been my goto length all my snowboarding life since 1989. I was recently a bit disappointed in my K2 Panoramic in that respect only. Of course that was late season sierra cement, but still.

    So that is what it will be, 160.

    Thanks, Tony

    #797017
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Oh yeah,

    I sure dig the channel canted pucks on the Fish. But that will not be the deciding factor .

    #797016
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Hi all,

    I just pulled the trigger on a Burton Split Fish156, and am wondering if I should return it for a 2016 Hovercraft Split for about $120 more. On top of that I weigh in at 180lbs, so probable 200+ with all gear. According to the Jones site i am just at the max weight recommendation for the 156. I’d like a nimble board for trees in Norway (just like my Salomon Derby 151) so I’m torn between 156 and 160. 158 would be ideal.

    I need to pull the trigger soon, so any recommendations will help.

    Fish or Hovercraft ???
    156 or 160. ?????

    Thanks all, Tony

    P.S.: I know this is a really old thread.

    #791481
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Damn, looks sweet. I totally forgot about the Edison system. Yeah a shame it got shelved

    #791218
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Hi Zak,

    if the other dual height climbing wire is still available, I’m interested.

    Thanks, Tony

    #788992
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Hi will,

    it looks like Tactics still has them in stock:

    Tactics Pucks

    Good luck, Tony

    #788677
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    I’m actually looking for a solid right now. I might split down the line.

    Thanks, Tony

    #788543
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    …and I thought Bryan is sponsored by MTN Approach 😉

    How could anyone actually use both?

    That looks like one nice split

    #788510
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    I’m really looking for a 151 Salomon Derby, but can’t find any on sale.

    #788509
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Hi,

    I might be in for a Euphoria 154, but this model:

    Tree board

    But that does not look like the Euphoria on the homepage at all.

    Thanks, Tony

    #788450
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    On the pivot point:

    am I the only one who biases the pucks on the board towards the toe side and compensated with the heel cup further back? (Worked great on my DYI Split and pucks for solid board, causing slight issues on my K2 panoramic, considering Prowder pucks for that).

    That way the pivot point of the binding moves further forward and allows for greater articulation?

    Tony

    #788267
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Can anyone say K2 Kwicker?

    Still don’t see how the ride mode works though

    #787901
    Chewbacca
    97 Posts

    Thanks Jason,

    it seems he found a good deal on some Scarpas.

    I was reaching out to all of my sources, ’cause the guy was planning on trying a tour with his alpine boots without a walk mode.

    I was trying to have him avoid that for obvious reasons.

    Thanks, Tony

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