• summersgone replied to the topic Never Summer Swift in the forum Splitboards 7 months ago

    If Karkis says its sweet, I take that to the bank! I rode this board 1 day at Silverton splitfest last year in less than ideal conditions. Touring up was straight ice. I used ski crampons. It toured fine for grip. never summer profile doesn’t tour as well as a cambered board, but it rides a whole lot better down. As for the down, I rode corn…[Read more]

  • I have a Never Summer Chairman 160 with Union bindings, weighs at 10.1lbs
    My Prior Slasher XTC with Phantom bindings weighs in at 9.9lbs
    Although most split setups I’d say are heavier and a solid board would perform better at the resort. The chairman is a better all around board and rides all conditions with a damper ride. While splitboards…[Read more]

  • People always forget you can save a lot of cash by splitting a board yourself. I found an older never summer online for $35, and bought it and split it. After skins, split specific bindings (even used), you can likely get a full setup for under $400 if you are budget minded.

    I’d take an old board and used gear over snowshoes any day. Snowshoes suck.

  • Three things that’s cool, even though I’m a hardbooter and don’t plan to use this.
    1) Front Points (21:00). solid idea @russman.
    2) The shedding system(4:00) is a slick idea. I’d love to see it really with ice and snow. I also like you are now interfacing both boards with overlap. I find with Phantoms this adds a lot of torsional rigidity.…[Read more]

  • I have Dynafit 130’s that work on my NS Prospector (248w), Prior Slasher (252w), but do not fit on my Furberg (264w). I ended up having to get the Spark D Rex W version. I haven’t put enough days on them to compare the two (Dynafits have always been solid), but they clearly are heavier than the Dynafits, but having a built in riser is pretty nice.

  • I went to Japan last year at this time of year. It wasn’t epic Japan deep, but it was deep. Some days we had over 2′ of snow, and we broke trail most of the time (well really @donhatch aka Donzilla did so its not fair since we brought a ringer, but I did break some). My group was laughing when we were doing 4-6 laps with splitboards and the…[Read more]

  • summersgone replied to the topic Gen 3 Furberg in the forum Splitboards 9 months, 1 week ago

    @permnation, when you get out on it I’d love to hear how it compares to the Gen 1 and 2. I have no experience with Gen 2, but I like my gen 1 for those big mountain powder days. It is just so versatile, but sometimes I wish for a bit more carve turn. I assume they minimized the camber on this to almost flat? Should making skinning a lot…[Read more]

  • This doesn’t really have to do with the Phantom system, more the dynafit toe piece, or whatever toe piece you are using.

    I do not know for sure, but I would expect locked down toe that you are fine. With the voile strap to hold down the foot from the heel riser, you run a larger risk of potentially pulling the screws out from the riser, but I…[Read more]

  • summersgone replied to the topic Union Expedition in the forum Bindings 11 months, 1 week ago

    Well I didn’t watch much of that, but that looked painful and a terrible design. Glad I have Phantoms.

    And when my dog starts whining like that, I make sure to tell her “Abby, don’t you wish you picked a telemarker as a parent?”

    If only it could snow so we could start snowboarding, that’d be great…

  • Unfortunately, I think you’re dreaming. Considering splitboarders make up likely 5% (at best) of the snowboard market, and hardbooters likely make up generously 10% of them, that is 0.5% of the population that would need this, probably no more than a 1000 people worldwide? It is simply not enough for a company like Dynafit to develop anything…[Read more]

  • I wouldn’t see any major issue with 1cm wider. You may get a slight bit of play side to side and find it slightly harder to edge them as a perfect setup, but that is all I would expect. My girlfriend used 110cm wide dynafit crampons on her 90cm wide skis for a bit, and while not ideal still worked just fine (just a bit clunkier). Now I know…[Read more]

  • If I was you I’d stick in the 158-162 range depending on types of snow you ride primarily. Soft pow, go larger, firmer, go shorter.

    For extra weight on the skin track, plan 10-18 pounds heavier than resort riding depending on your gear. My typical day is around 14 pounds with a liter of water.

    I’m 5′ 7″, 155 dry weight, and I typically ride…[Read more]

  • Yes, it is more difficult to skin in full rockered boards than a cambered one, but not unmanageable whatsoever. In some cases it allows you to sidehill easier for edge grip, but skin grip on steep tracks can be worse on firm skin tracks. You just need to make sure you are keeping weight back and the right form more.

    I have 3 boards with…[Read more]

  • In short they sound fine.

    Are you uncomfortable when you walk around is the key question? If not and they feel good walking, you are fine. You don’t want slop in the boot like a softboot, you want it to be supportive, similar to when you are buckled in on the down. I found my hardboots a bit snugger fitting than snowboard boots initially, but…[Read more]

  • summersgone replied to the topic Amplid Millisurf in the forum Splitboards 1 year, 7 months ago

    I’m interested in seeing this in person, looks cool. Rumor is there will be one at Silverton Splitfest. One thing I would say is the tail clips may be challenging to get to stay in place with that design. I use the BD ski tail clips on my Slasher, but it has perfectly straight tail so it fits perfect. My 162 Prior Slasher XTC I’m not sure…[Read more]

  • As far as I know Phantom is not developing anything besides the voile strap method. My opinion is that I don’t feel I ever even needed the voile strap to split ski. I see no need for a lock down. The only time would be if I had a failure and simply needed to ski something gnarly, but I can survive. You could always use the dynafit heel piece…[Read more]

  • I’m all about full carpet, no thanks on the brazillian! But also we go straight up here. I have liked my mohair mix skins as the glide blows away nylon. The zip strips are interesting, but I don’t see a need on my end to use them. Maybe only for hut trips.

  • Ok, I could potentially see if I was boot packing around low elevation wet snow that my feet could get wet, but in general splitboarding circumstances, no I don’t get wet. I’m not sure if they are water resistant or what.

  • No, you don’t need to keep the boots in ride mode boot packing. Do whatever you feel is more comfortable. I usually have mine in walk mode, unless it is super steep and I want extra highback support, like with verts or steep crampons where I need my foot locked into the slope I’ll sometimes lock down, but typically I do not.

    As for the snow, I…[Read more]

  • I wouldn’t invest in a different splitboard. If you want to get better, buy a solid all mountain board, and ride the resort, there is no need for a splitboard. Any all mountain or park board that tickles your fancy out there probably works to accomplish this. A splitboard is going typically to be stiffer, regardless what it is. They don’t…[Read more]

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