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  • #579464
    C balke
    74 Posts

    With all the various local trade shows ramping up and SIA being just around the corner I figured we should get a thread going for next years product releases. Here are a few that I have stumbled upon so far.

    Next years Arbor Abacus

    Next year Smokin gets in the game with a split offering

    Next years G3 Black Sheep Carbon courtesy of Spliboard.com’s instagram account

    #673766
    nedrapier
    235 Posts

    Next level bum-sliding tech.

    #673767
    lernr
    233 Posts

    OK, the Abacus is a piece of beauty. And the Black Sheep is super sleek with the Phantoms, probably an amazing light and strong charger.

    Nevertheless, I was most excited to understand that Smokin is doing a split. My older daughter and I ride solid Smokins as our everyday resort / slackcountry boards (Vixen and Superpark, respectively) and we love them.
    The Smokins are bulletproof, have great edge (mellow magne), fun profiles (we ride CTX), tip + tail protection, are hand-made here in the old USA.
    3 year warranty and “bummer” replacement program at wholesale cost if you manage to break somehow.
    So I was very happy to learn that Smokin is doing a split.

    Looking at the Smokin specs, however, has me confused:

    • shape looks good but the specs say no taper? This is not a twin shape anyway, add some taper! Or have a real twin shape, whaever (I could ride each, I have a NS twin split and a Furberg tapered split)
    • make it flat between the binders! which Smokin has with the ATX profile. That would be good for skinning and still fun yet stable
    • flex = 6 seems too soft the be a strong and versatile backcountry board. I know Smokins are no noodles but I think 7 or 8 is needed here, consider all gear weight, etc.
    • related to flex and shape: I hope the sidecut radius is in the 9-10m range, at least

    Hope Smokin is listening and the specs aren’t set in stone yet, or at least are subject to change for later models.

    Cheers
    Ivo

    ps. Slap that Best Buds graphic on the split 😀

    #673768

    This is my favorite thread every year.

    The Black shep looks sick. Maybe G3 should take a swing at splitboard bindings?

    I wonder if G3 will do any carbon layups on their skiis as well?

    #673769
    C balke
    74 Posts

    Ladies Nitro Splitboard

    Three Nitro Splitboards

    #673770
    Taylor
    786 Posts

    Donek named their split the Nomad last year. Now Nitro has a Nomad split. If Donek were Specialized, Nitro would be sued. But somehow I doubt Donek will do that. Instead, big fat Nitro will just suck, creeping on the small indy company, and losing favor with those who might otherwise try to like their style. Lame.

    @sun_rocket

    #673771
    ieism
    298 Posts

    Anybody with illegal pics of the new Karakoram binders? I’m curious…

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #673772
    horatiu
    28 Posts

    or spark??

    #673773
    ieism
    298 Posts

    Spark will not start a new run untill autumn, and I’d be very surprised if they update Tesla as it’s pretty much perfect now. But rumour has it Karakoram has a new binding ready.

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #673774
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    @chrisnz wrote:

    Here we go they are done. The Bossu.
    Wood veneer over e-glass high backs stiff with flex where its needed. Leather straps sewed on an old singer sewing machine (thats why i learned to sew at primary school). Urethane moulded in place contact points where the board and binding touch. Almost all of it (but the ratchets) built in-house in garage.

    These have me excited about gear for the first time in a while for a few reasons: Built by one of our forum members; awesome tech, they look great; Isn’t it all of our dreams to build kick ass gear in our garage? Come on now! Also, the price point isn’t absurd, even coming across the pond.

    viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14039

    #673775
    horatiu
    28 Posts
    #673776
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    I have a karakoram pic that Russell sent me! im down to let everyone check it out– help me post it!

    I also see that black sheep has the new phantom heel riser piece on it! got some demos on that piece and it kicks ass! both risers!

    #673777
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    nice catalog !

    what bindings is he using on the last page of the catalog? hes in tour mode and I don’t recognize the baseplate as anything I’ve seen before….

    the new K stuff looks interesting from the picture I received.

    #673778
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Stuff just keeps getting better and better :thatrocks: :drool: :bow:

    #673779
    stein
    174 Posts

    @cometogether wrote:

    I have a karakoram pic that Russell sent me! im down to let everyone check it out– help me post it!

    I also see that black sheep has the new phantom heel riser piece on it! got some demos on that piece and it kicks ass! both risers!

    #673780
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    Stuff just keeps getting better and better :thatrocks: :drool: :bow:

    Big time. Carbon fiber, woman, youth and entry level splits…… Unreal. :rock:

    Here’s what I had to chose from when I bought my entry level split:

    #673781
    summersgone
    814 Posts

    @cometogether wrote:

    I also see that black sheep has the new phantom heel riser piece on it!

    I don’t believe that is the heel riser with a lockdown. John has been super secretive on those, but he is working on em. Maybe by Silverton splitfest he’ll have a good run of them to show off.

    #673782
    Snowskip
    5 Posts
    #673783
    ieism
    298 Posts

    Also a new techbinding for ’15/16 from a very unlikely source, but I’m not allowed to reveal any more than that.

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #673784
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    @ieism wrote:

    Also a new techbinding for ’15/16 from a very unlikely source, but I’m not allowed to reveal any more than that.

    Oh nice, Atomic is bringing back the Poacher, but with proprietary tech bindings? Sickkkkk….. :clap:

    www.splitlife.net

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