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  • #846428
    nwboarder82
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    If you can find a way to Visp, you can try this place. Gmaps says 4 min walk from the train station.

    http://www.break-point.ch/rent/bergsport.html

    Good luck!

    #797470
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    I got figured out. Had to press down really hard to the latch to secure. Thanks!

    #787407
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    I had an idea for a tail attachment for those who are using 3/4 length skins or using voile skins without tail clips. I’m thinking that 2 slits could be cut into the skins so that a voile strap could be inserted and wrapped around the ski. Kind of like belt loops in the skin. This way you could start the day without a tail attachment and use a strap if needed. I know that people sometimes use voile straps when glue fails, but has anyone ever cut slits in the skin for better attachment? Any thoughts?

    I have seen a method similar to the one you’re describing, except there was not cutting involved or hardware modification. It’s called the emergency loop. You take a voile strap, place it about 1.5 to 2 inches back from the edge of the tip, and fold the tip over the strap. A friend of mine, new to splitboarding, has been using it on a set of loaner skins I let him borrowed. At the end of the day, you unfold them and toss your voile strap back into your pack.

    Emergency loop

    #781449
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    I got some bad news about NF3511. The road is gated and appears to have a transformer box next to the road. I’m not sure if someone is planning to develop back there or the road serves as a logging road. A lot of roads in that particular area are gated. I recon’ed the road to Laurance Lake and it’s open. I only saw one camper parked there, but he look like he was leaving. The one Jefe009 mentioned might not be decommisioned. I found a link that listed that particular site as an active summer campground. You may have better luck with some of the roads off of highways 26 enroute to Madras if you want to stay in the Mt Hood National Forest.

    #781337
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    I think that might be a logging road and possibly gated. I have to recon that road next time I’m in that area.

    #781315
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    Yeah, you can car camp at the Tilly Jane trail head (off of Cloud Cap road) near the Cooper Spur Resort. I have seen it done several time. I don’t think anyone will hassle you there. You may have to compete for a parking spot depending on which day you arrive. People still hike the trail whether there’s snow or not. The road continuing pass the sno park is closed off until summer. You may also want to look at some spots off of Laurance Lake Road near Parkdale. There’s a campground near the lake, but it’s closed during the winter. I’m not sure if the rangers patrol that area during the winter. I don’t think many people go out there during the winter. So, you may find yourself alone. I’m not familar with NF3511. That may be an active logging road.

    #781286
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    You can try White River Sno Park off of Highway 35. However, a lot people frequent this park on the weekends when it dumps.

    #780215
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts
    #780069
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    I didn’t understand the huge gap in the middle either for the Rodin system. Their websites tends to put emphasis on the ability ski, tour, and ride in one system. They call their system an “Alpine Split.” I guess there’s a demand to have the option to ski.

    #778739
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    So, I ended up returning the Legends and scored a pair of Domain SL this past summer. Northwave customer service appears non-existent for US based consumers. In regards to mositure, never experienced moisture from external elements (rain/snow), besides from sweating. The speed lace system is not that bad compared to BOA’s. The lace system tends stay at the same tension. I don’t recall a moment when the laces came loose. I haven’t had any issues with the lacing deteriorating. If they do break, I’m not sure how you will receive support since the customer service never respond. Probably you will have to use their Facebook page.

    #678263
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    Welcome to the community. We have good group of backcountry enthusiasts here in the PDX area. If you’re on Google Plus, be sure to hit up this community https://plus.google.com/communities/111231294561485200186. You can find local partners there. Hopefully, the temps will start dropping and the snow starts falling soon. Good luck

    #678040
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    Right on.

    #678038
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    I might be interested, but I’m in Portland. I usually go to Baker for the splitfest, but wouldn’t getting a few more days in. Hopefully, the snow level is good this year.

    #677497
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    Sucks to hear you’re leaving the area. You’ll be missed in the PDX splitboard community. Good luck down there.

    #674965
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    Almost forgot, I highly recommend someone to bring a latel for scooping out water if you’re staying in the A-Frame. I didn’t see one in the locked chest yesterday.

    #674963
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    Just got back from the A-frame today with Corydog and Cole. We were able to skin majority of the steep section of the spur. Snow was softer and colder the higher we went. However, it was starting to get slushy in the tree in the afternoon. Weather is supposed to be sunny and clear this weekend.

    #674960
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    Only if you are coming up to help :mrgreen:

    #674958
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    @chronicracing wrote:

    I got a good start to a shelter on top of the spur. Ladies it’s not a privy! :nononno:

    Looking forward to the festivities. Don’t 4 get 2 get d0wn :doobie:

    Safe Travels, Cr

    Damn straight… 😆

    Nice recon, I’ll be up there for an overnighter on Monday. I’ll check on your shelter. Looks like we might get a little snow before the weekend….

    #669533
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    I’m not fan on the fliplock on BD’s expedition poles as well. I lost the lower section of my pole while I was coming down from Smith Brooks in January. I discovered the fliplock easily opened while I was descending. I contacted BD warranty department to be told I would have to purchase a new lower section for $10, no problem. I followed their advice to tighten the screw on the flip-lock mechanism. However, I can still get the fliplock to open with minimal force after the adjustment. It only takes a minor tap for it to open. This is probably the third incident I came across this year regarding the fliplock issue.

    #674062
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    @schwalbster wrote:

    @nwboarder82 wrote:

    The other pics on the website are too small.

    They are actually huge, but the window that opens when you click ‘larger image’ are tiny.
    Click maximize (that square symbol next to the close x 😉 and they get huge.

    Thanks, I retract my suggestion then.

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