• I’m holding on my full write up until I do the mods myself (I’ve been on demos for 4 days now), and take some pictures to help, but here is snippet.

    1) There are approx. 7 1” diameter holes cut in the cuffs. 4 holes make up the inside, and 3 on the outside. This loosens the medial cuff rotation, allowing for a bit more flex in and out, as w…[Read more]

  • Yeah @KGN, I actually have used Phantom’s boot mods and highly recommend it. I’ll be writing up a review here in the coming weeks. John is looking to sell kits for the boot modification. It is sweet.

  • Hey all,

    I just recently switched to Gaia Pro from Gaia at the end of last year, and I wanted to give some tips on what I’ve found to work well for routefinding. The slope and overlay are HUGE for splitboarding. Certainly more expensive $39 1 year, but in my opinion super worth it.

    GaiaPro GPS – Maximize Your Days Splitboarding

  • Hey all,

    I just recently switched to Gaia Pro from Gaia at the end of last year, and I wanted to give some tips on what I’ve found to work well for routefinding. The slope and overlay are HUGE for splitboarding. Certainly more expensive $39 1 year, but in my opinion super worth it.

  • I have to recommend Never Summer too. I have a few of their boards (Legacy, Raptor, Chairman, Prospector split) and they rail turns, super fun to carve. I’m not a freestyle guy so hard to comment there. The Chairman and Raptor are the best carving boards I’ve rode. They aren’t traditional camber under foot, but they rail, and I love the…[Read more]

  • Honestly @chewbacca, you a fretting over a very small change to overall length. 4cm is nothing minimal. Its literally 2.5% longer, and I highly doubt you will notice much difference in the ride in a negative way. Second, the weight range for Jones split is up to 180. With gear, you are over that, so go to 160 where it says up to 210. If they…[Read more]

  • Selling my ABS Vario size Large (from around 2012) pack, with Arva X-Over 30L pack, as well as Polaris / ABS 5L pack. 30L great for all day tours, and 5L great for heli, resort, or snowmobiling. Comes with a full canister (depending on shipping). Asking $400 obo. All have been used but are in good working order with no issues. The X-Over is…[Read more]

  • Selling my ABS Vario size Large (from around 2012) pack, with Arva X-Over 30L pack, as well as Polaris / ABS 5L pack. 30L great for all day tours, and 5L great for heli, resort, or snowmobiling. Comes with a full canister (depending on shipping). Asking $400 obo. All have been used but are in good working order with no issues. The X-Over is…[Read more]

  • I’m not sure I get what you mean. If you are talking tip/tail clips, I don’t get how or why you’d want to put on the K clips there. If you are concerned, buy some new voile clips and re-rivot them on. As long as they don’t pop off, it doesn’t really matter how loose they are. They are just there at the end to keep the nose together but don’t do…[Read more]

  • Voile now makes a little spacer that you can spin to increase / decrease board tension on the clips. It should take care of most of that issue. Also, the Karakorums if you take them off you can bring the hooks closer together or apart be more consistent. Either will work, I just think Voile is a better way (simplicity, strength) than Karakorum.

  • What board did you have before? Most splitboards sit in the 7-8lb range today. A light carbon board gets mid 6 lb range. I would guess you’re old board isn’t that much heavier unless it was a early cambered venture, those were pigs. I just don’t want you to think it’s way different. this board I’d guess is in the 7lb range, maybe 7.5lbs. The…[Read more]

  • What board did you have before? Most splitboards sit in the 7-8lb range today. A light carbon board gets mid 6 lb range. I would guess you’re old board isn’t that much heavier unless it was a early cambered venture, those were pigs. I just don’t want you to think it’s way different. this board I’d guess is in the 7lb range, maybe 7.5lbs. The…[Read more]

  • I’m not sure what your old full setup was. If you had voile plates, then yeah, it sucked, hard. I wouldn’t base your decision to come back on something from years ago, splitboard equipment has came a long way in the past 5 years.

    Boards weights really are remaining pretty consistent all and all. Some stuff out there certainly makes it…[Read more]

  • I use the skeletool with the bits I need to fix the most crucial parts. I ordered the additional bit kit. Overall there are 3 bits I use. Little overkill to have to get them all but oh well. I keep the least possibly used bit in my safety kit, along with 1 screw of everything that is crucial if it fell out. I keep it on my hip belt for ease…[Read more]

  • So for @cometogether, update on my goals. Didn’t do the vert, but blew away the plans for safely doing new runs / exploration, so pretty happy for being a weekend warrior. I’m officially over it at this point, and the bike, fishing, and backpacking are taking over. I could probably do more, but I’m feeling good about the season.

    I finished the…[Read more]

  • I’d guess everyones been getting it the last couple weeks, or lets hope so. Whoa it is good. If only I didn’t have to work and move. The past two days would have been stellar.

    @cometogether as you asked about Phantoms forgetting plates, @skatebananas did that, left plates at home the other day. I joked “Hey, you remember your bindings?” (a…[Read more]

  • We just finished our 5th annual Silverton Splitfest. Final numbers are coming in, but around $3200 was raised for CAIC!

    I was lucky enough to take the week off prior to splitfest, and we were pretty stoked on good conditions for the majority of the week. For the the event, the weather changed a bit, but most people got out to make lemonade of…[Read more]

  • One of the dudes in the San Juans getting after it is over 50. He regularly does 7-8K days. He’s a monster. And I know other guys in their 40s who are doing 6-7K days no issue. My thought is if you do it, you will get faster.

    But Scooby nailed it. Get out with people who are of similar mindset, and have fun, first and foremost. My…[Read more]

  • One of the dudes in the San Juans getting after it is over 50. He regularly does 7-8K days. He’s a monster. And I know other guys in their 40s who are doing 6-7K days no issue. My thought is if you do it, you will get faster.

    But Scooby nailed it. Get out with people who are of similar mindset, and have fun, first and foremost. My…[Read more]

  • I like this question. In short, I don’t think you are slow. Time really depends on the track, terrain, elevation to say for sure. But in general here is how I plan with my average partners.

    1) When we are breaking trail, its around 1000-1200ft/hr. This takes into account 1 break in an hour, and assessing avalanche terrain, and general BS of…[Read more]

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