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  • #643209
    IceCoast070
    27 Posts

    How do you guys think a Furberg would perform in east coast backcountry conditions? IE terrain that is mostly comprised of super variable snow conditions, tight trees, little cliffs, and bushes and other obstacles that need to be cleared.

    #643210
    summersgone
    814 Posts

    Its been a long time since I’ve rode on the East Coast, so trying to jog the memory. The Furberg wouldn’t be the first board I’d choose out there, but that’s not to say it wouldn’t be good. I think the things that may let the Furberg down out there is the full rocker under (I think some sort of camber, like NS) might not be so great on your ice, also they are relatively long. I used to ride a 154 on the east, now I am on a 162 on the west, I’d be banging trees on the east with it. Last, the base of the Furberg isn’t as strong as others out there, and I remember there’s a lot of rocks and shallow snow that may eat it up.

    But the board is surprisingly nimble, and I think it would be fine in the trees, and still could be fun. I just don’t quite remember the characteristics of a good board on the east. Probably my first choice would be a rocker camber type profile with a good edge hold, like NS or Lib Tech, or a Unicorn Chaser from Chimera because you can run it smaller.

    #643211
    buell
    534 Posts

    @buell wrote:

    “For the 2015 splitboards there are some changes.
    Most importantly we have added a bit of camber to the center section, which gives the board more grip and makes it a bit more reactive.
    The camber also improves the grip while skinning.
    We have slightly increased the effective edge to improve stability and grip, but there’s still enough reverse sidecut to make the board really catch free and easy to maneuver.
    Also the durability has improved a lot with thicker bases, a more supportive wood around the edges, scratch resistant top sheet etc.
    The splitboard will be available in the following lengths:
    160, 164, 168 and 172

    This year they are adding camber and have beefed up the base and edges.

    I don’t see why a Furberg would not work on the east coast if you are riding variable conditions. Just pick the correct length for your size and your riding. At my 145 pounds, for the east coast it sounds like I would want something smaller than the smallest they make at 160 length, but if you are 160 pounds plus or like a longer board, they probably have a size for you.

    #643212
    IceCoast070
    27 Posts

    Yeah I am a large dude at 6’4″ 250 so the 173 is what I would need. Looking at alternatives (Mainly NS, Lib and Venture) but everyone has such rave reviews want to seriously consider a berg

    #643213
    summersgone
    814 Posts

    I’m going back on my statement. I think you’d have a blast on it. Didn’t remember the 2015 improvements they were doing (I’m on last years), but that all sounds good to me. The board is just damn fun to ride. It really shines at top speed too, which you may not ever get to experience on the east.

    #643214
    IceCoast070
    27 Posts

    Did anyone catch the new site while it was up for a few hours last week? IDK what happened but one night it was up with the new products and the next morning it was the old site/products.

    Also – I emailed Furberg to see about when preorder would start. Was told it would start last friday (aug 22) with 10% off for orders placed in Aug. Obviously that date has passed and no new site so IDK how far that will get pushed back but wanted to pass it on.

    #643215
    PowderHooker
    36 Posts

    They come with Voile Hooks now.Quote from Furberg on FB

    ” All our testing, on and off snow, shows that the Voile hooks have better torsional rigidity.”

    #643216
    IceCoast070
    27 Posts
    #643217
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @powderhooker wrote:

    They come with Voile Hooks now.Quote from Furberg on FB

    ” All our testing, on and off snow, shows that the Voile hooks have better torsional rigidity.”

    Thumbs up on this choice, Keffler and I have done testing on this and Voile hooks (when properly set up, which is critical) do offer better stiffness across the board. Once again Daniel bucks conventional wisdom and fashion and does what is right to produce the best performing board possible.

    #643218
    powslash
    382 Posts

    Camber? Longer effective edge? I’m skeptical.

    I had moments on the rocker F-berg I thought yeah the only reason this board is working right now (turning etc.) is because the rocker profile is forgiving enough. I’m not seeing how camber + 18m scr won’t be totally punishing. Would love to be wrong about that.

    #643219
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    My feeling is that the long sidecut radius and the tapered tip and tail shape is more responsible for furberg’s unique ride characteristics than the rocker/camber profile. I know those guys were riding a bunch of different prototypes last season, so they are aware of how the changes ride.
    Personally, I would be more enthusiastic if they just added subtle little camber bumps under the feet and kept the center flat (or even rockered).
    I really like what the rocker/camber profile on the Never Summer Prospector brings to the table, but, I feel it is a little too exagerrated for the best performance in off piste snow conditions. I think a more subtle version of NS’ Rocker/Camber could be really good.
    The original version fully rockered furbergs are just a tad too loose riding in some conditions for me to consider them “perfect”. We will just have to ride the new furbergs to see how well they really do.

    #643220
    chrishami
    194 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    The original version fully rockered furbergs are just a tad too loose riding in some conditions for me to consider them “perfect”. We will just have to ride the new furbergs to see how well they really do.

    I like the idea of a bit more grip on the New Mexico hardpack I ride a fair amount of the time…

    I’m really considering the “twin” model for this season though I don’t have any complaints about the way the old furberg rides switch. Still, I think a little less taper and setback might make a very fun board for noodling around inbounds on groomers with my kids.

    Anyone care to weigh in on the twinberg, thoughts?

    167 furberg
    163/26 Venture Helix

    #643221
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Anyone seen the Freeride yet in N America?

    #643222
    permnation
    303 Posts

    HFT,

    I saw you posted and said, “Sheeeeeeeiiiiit, it’s arrived!” (too much “The Wire” on Amazon Prime). Then I see your post.. :nononno: If this shape outperforms the former, “Wellllll SHEEEEEEEIIIIT!!!!!!” :disco:

    N8

    #643223
    IceCoast070
    27 Posts

    Im waiting for mine. They were supposed to start shipping around the 15th but I haven’t received any notification about it. Sent an email Monday about an update but haven’t heard back yet. Will update when I have more.

    #643224
    permnation
    303 Posts

    @chrishami wrote:

    Anyone care to weigh in on the twinberg, thoughts?

    The 165 Twin with 15m scr sounds pretty cool on paper. The 16m radius on previous 162’s is about right for resort riding, but has been limited to one length. Now with 3 sizes, it should open the door to lots of riders…plus womens boards. Did you ever try the 162?

    @hikeforturns wrote:

    Anyone seen the Freeride yet in N America?

    Looking like next week for solids.

    #643225
    IceCoast070
    27 Posts

    Just got an email saying that splits will arrive at the warehouse in the next 2 weeks.

    #643226
    chrishami
    194 Posts

    @permnation wrote:

    @chrishami wrote:

    Anyone care to weigh in on the twinberg, thoughts?

    The 165 Twin with 15m scr sounds pretty cool on paper. The 16m radius on previous 162’s is about right for resort riding, but has been limited to one length. Now with 3 sizes, it should open the door to lots of riders…plus womens boards. Did you ever try the 162?

    @hikeforturns wrote:

    Anyone seen the Freeride yet in N America?

    Looking like next week for solids.

    Nate! I never did try out the 162 but I’m so curious about the twin that I went ahead and ordered it, the 165. I keep remembering a day last February riding the terrain park at Monarch with my sons and I think that deck would have been about perfect. Haven’t heard anything from furberg yet but they said shipping would start about mid October, so any day I guess.

    I think it will kill it at WC on a moderate powder day with my kids when they’re lapping Star Wars over and over and over and over…

    I did get one day out on the 67 splitty last spring, rode it on Independence pass Memorial day weekend. Can’t wait to get on that board again at Lobo overlook in a couple of weeks… how’s it looking on the pass?

    furberg ftw!

    I’ve also been passing time until winter watching the Wire. Clay Davis ftw!
    [youtube:lb45qv8j]l1dnqKGuezo[/youtube:lb45qv8j]

    167 furberg
    163/26 Venture Helix

    #643227
    TLN
    47 Posts

    Hi guys.
    I was looking on furberg since it was released. Looks really interesting to me.
    I also own swallowtails, and we all know that is fun to.

    Does anyone compared riding long swallow to furberg?
    I want to get one, but don’t think I really need one and not sure if it get much use, if I have a swallow.

    #643228
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @tln wrote:

    Hi guys.
    I was looking on furberg since it was released. Looks really interesting to me.
    I also own swallowtails, and we all know that is fun to.

    Does anyone compared riding long swallow to furberg?
    I want to get one, but don’t think I really need one and not sure if it get much use, if I have a swallow.

    furberg is a very different board to most swallows, not comparable at all.

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