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jimw
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@powtoy wrote:

Jimw, you’re right … definitely not ideal splitboarding terrain. Even though I’m a skier, I can’t ski the split w/o skins for the life of me. Even with heels locked down, I’d kill myself in advanced terrain. Do you do this regularly?

I suck at “skiing” the split, even though I used to ski a lot before taking up boarding. I remember after I bought my first split, I took it to the resort to try it out. One of the first things I did was go up on the bunny lift with it in ski mode. I figured I could try skiing it tele style. I had just tried tele skiing and was able to make tele turns, so I figured, how hard could it be?

Yeah right. 🙂 I’m sure it was fun to watch.

There are some people on this board who “ski for real” in split mode, but I figure that they are either a) superhuman, or b) skiing in softer conditions.

Soft boots and strap bindings probably don’t help, but I’ve always thought that being able to lock the heel down would make it at least manageable. Still trying to figure out a mod to make that happen. I’d love to at least try it out. Are you saying you figured out a way to do it?