Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Just ordered my full setup!!! Aaaaaahhhhhh!!!
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  • #575946
    dimi
    9 Posts

    Howdy from Calgary, AB, Canada!

    The first thing I want to say is, I am abso-%^$@&%@-lutely stoked. Sorry guys, had to get that out. Second, I’ve been boarding for around 10 years now, 6 with resort season passes, but the time has come to ditch the resorts.

    Here are the specs of my build:
    Libtech Trice 164.5
    Korakoram Split30
    G3 skins
    Any suggestions on a set of poles?
    Should i get crampons to start?

    I am 6’2″
    Weigh around 190lbs

    Any tips for the total splitboard amateur, or anything gear specific?

    Finally the day has come where I’ll beat my skier buddy to the ridge!

    Dimitre

    #649051
    stein
    174 Posts

    Sounds like a bad a$$ set up! I’m riding a DIY gnu btx with split30s, g3’s and so far its working amazing!

    Cant go wrong with black diamond expedition poles (140cm), not the lightest out there but they are tried and tested.

    :headbang:

    #649052
    fitit
    343 Posts

    Congrats! You should check out this thread on poles

    #649053
    dimi
    9 Posts

    Yea its not the cheapest setup, that’s for sure. I was stuck on the 161.5 vs 164.5, but in the end I chose the 164.5 because I have a 159 jones mtn twin which is my resort/pow solid.

    I’m gonna break it in on Sat. hopefully! Thx for the pole link, some cool ideas there.

    #649054
    AndyT
    47 Posts

    I am running the same setup :headbang:
    So far it is sitting in my lounge room in Melbourne Australia. It is damn hot today and my countdown is started. 1 month and I will be in the Himalayas.

    I went with the BD Compactors.

    Hope your weekend is :rock:

    #649055
    boardinthepark
    52 Posts

    just starting as well from down in e-town just gonna let you know the best deal for poles i found was the black diamond compactor poles from mec for 109

    #649056
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    @dimi wrote:

    Any tips for the total splitboard amateur, or anything gear specific?

    Beacon, shovel, probe… learn em’ love em’

    http://www.avalanche.ca/ take your RAC as well. If you don’t have the BC knowledge yet… set the new shiny things in the corner, and get yourself and your crew up to speed.

    #649057
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @splitrippin wrote:

    @dimi wrote:

    Any tips for the total splitboard amateur, or anything gear specific?

    And find some very experienced partners.

    If you buy anything but BD Expeditions you’re buying an inferior product. I know some of people have found good deals on some Expedition knock-offs at Target or Wal-Mart. That’s the way to go if money is real tight.

    You can avoid needing crampons only if you’re willing to turn around when you get to a spot where you need them. Depending on your goals it may be entirely possible to never need them.

    #649058
    vapor
    350 Posts

    What splittrippen said.For route finding you should have compass and maps,a gps can be a nice addition.

    #649059
    burton
    329 Posts

    just have fun :mrgreen:

    burton

    #649060
    dimi
    9 Posts

    My riding partners have been with me for a while so they are dependable.

    I’m new to the split thing but I have been doing BC hiking for a while. We do practice beacon/probing/shovelling sessions everytime we hike for all the members in our crew, and we are all relatively knowledgable about avalanches. Obviously more work/practice/reading is needed and we are all trying to improve the avy awareness/skills constantly.

    Currently we ride some rather tame terrain, and I’m gonna do a few laps on Sat to break the thing in.

    #649061
    dimi
    9 Posts

    Well it was good while it lasted… haha

    Had the split out for a day in BC. It was awesome fun, and I am hooked. Hiking your own line is indeed the epitome of this sport.

    Unfortunately around 2 weeks ago I was caught in an inbound slide at a resort in BC and messed up my knee. I was really lucky, one guy was watching my whole line as it happened, skied over to where I was and dug my face out, then the rest of me. Glad to be alive.

    Then a few days ago walkin around the office, I was trying to stay off my left leg and stepped crookedly on my right and felt a really sharp pain. No swelling but a bit of pain so I’m pretty sure it was a good MCL stretch. You know how they say “when it rains, it pours”.

    See you all next year! Stay safe.

    #649062
    stein
    174 Posts

    haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead:

    sell me your set up :thumpsup:

    #649063
    spruce cabin
    263 Posts

    @stein wrote:

    haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead:

    sell me your set up :thumpsup:

    🙁

    #649064
    sdmarkus
    407 Posts

    @spruce cabin wrote:

    @stein wrote:

    haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead:

    sell me your set up :thumpsup:

    🙁

    No doubt, be cool Stein…sounds like the dude almost fucking died :nononno:

    #649065
    dimi
    9 Posts

    @stein wrote:

    haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead:

    sell me your set up :thumpsup:

    haha?

    Are you sure Feuz bowl was closed?

    #649066
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @stein wrote:

    haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead:

    sell me your set up :thumpsup:

    go back to teletips :nononno:

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