Forums Splitboard Talk Forum 2015 Gear Thread Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 262 total) 1 2 … 14 → Author Posts January 5, 2014 at 2:53 am #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 January 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm #673766 nedrapier 235 Posts Next level bum-sliding tech. January 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm #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 😀 January 6, 2014 at 3:08 am #673768 wasatchfreeride84093 200 Posts 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? January 8, 2014 at 4:45 am #673769 C balke 74 Posts Ladies Nitro Splitboard Three Nitro Splitboards January 8, 2014 at 4:57 am #673770 Taylor 792 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 January 8, 2014 at 8:52 am #673771 ieism 298 Posts Anybody with illegal pics of the new Karakoram binders? I’m curious… http://flatlandsplitfest.com/ January 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm #673772 horatiu 28 Posts or spark?? January 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm #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/ January 8, 2014 at 2:40 pm #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 January 10, 2014 at 6:59 am #673775 horatiu 28 Posts http://www.zuzupopo.com/xe/index.php?mid=catalog&category=124458&document_srl=126819 hehe!! January 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm #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! January 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm #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. January 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm #673778 bcrider 4149 Posts Stuff just keeps getting better and better :thatrocks: :drool: :bow: January 10, 2014 at 6:12 pm #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! January 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm #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: January 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm #673781 summersgone 815 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. January 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm #673782 Snowskip 5 Posts Pdf link for Jones 2k15 : http://source.nidecker.com/IMG/pdf/jones-1415.pdf http://www.jonessnowboards.com/winter2015 The budget split a nice idea. January 10, 2014 at 8:22 pm #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/ January 10, 2014 at 10:42 pm #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 Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 262 total) 1 2 … 14 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.