• summersgone replied to the topic Gen 3 Furberg in the forum Splitboards 1 week, 4 days 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 2 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]

  • 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]

  • The Spark D rex too would work as well I believe.

  • summersgone replied to the topic 16/17 in the forum Colorado 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Honestly, I’d post more here if my damn company allowed me to put pictures up easier. Stupid ad blocks and crap, I can’t see pictures and it sucks. So I basically have been stopping posting here, but not on the skin track. Went to Japan for 2 weeks, and now back on here, excited to get back into it, and seems another storm coming. I find it…[Read more]

  • I’m not 100% sure, but I think they are drilled straight. You should be able to remove the cants if you want, just probably be aware of screw length once tightened to have the screw not coming out of the bail block, if so, use a smaller screw.

    Just an FYI, the cants are in at 3.5 percent to remove the cant built in from TLT’s, so basically it…[Read more]

  • I’m really not sure what you are trying to say @Mr_Orange. You can add or remove cants in the system, they come with Phantoms and sit under the bail block. You can ask for more if you want more (if John doesn’t have any, I have 2 spares) or you can take them out if you want by removing the screws and taking them out.

  • summersgone replied to the topic Amplid Milligram in the forum Splitboards 1 year ago

    Nice Deagol! I’m a big fan of the turkey chute. I don’t have an amplid, but I did just get a Prior XTC Slasher 162, and with all the phantom stuff on it, it comes in at 9.9lbs, lighter than my solid! I did a quick few strides last year on the amplid and was blown away though, its friggen light! I had to tell Keffler to take it back because it…[Read more]

  • summersgone replied to the topic GaiaPro Tips in the forum The Gear Room 1 year ago

    Fully understand that. I always keep mine in airplane mode, so I really only use maps. I’ve found that the slope more that I’ve used it isn’t uber accurate at a small scale. My opinion is keep the phone in your pocket, and then in times of uncertainty, it adds the ability to make a smart decision.

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