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  • #860227
    Isaiah
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    Ok I’m not new to riding. Been riding for 22 year in the Pacific northwest. Real snow real steep. Bot afraid to boot pack or snowshoe in. I love it. Not a big resort guy anymore.
    I want to get a splitboard. I’m look at a 158 jones solution and a 159 never summer atom.
    I want a board that can handle deep and steep , also crud and chop. I like to go fast and point it down hill also like to make technical turns and hit shoots and tree
    Any advice maybe there a brand that is as good and cheaper.

    I like the karakoram bindings mind is made up on those. I like stuff bindings with near maximum forward lean and my k2 boots are the stiffest model they make..

    Thank love to talk some shop

    #860308
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    Both of those boards would be good choices and splitting hairs between each. I would say choose the profile you like to snowboard down with and go with that. Neversummer are super durable boards, so if I was choosing between those two, I’d go with the Atom. It was on my short list before I chose to go with a Cardiff Goat, which you could consider too. I haven’t rode it, but its in the same category of those two.

    You have a lot of options out there for boards these days. Most are $900+, but a few companies are making “budget” boards. Weston has the Switchback at $699 and Jones Frontier is $750. The Never Summer Westbound is a bit less than the Atom too at $909. All of those 3 boards seem a bit more freestyle oriented, and you may get what you pay for on one of your first choices.

    Some other companies to check out would be Cardiff, Lib Tech, Venture. Links to each are in the blog below. Also other things to consider such as profiles for skinning.
    https://splitboarding.blogspot.com/2020/02/getting-gear-to-start-splitboarding.html

    Enjoy!

    #860355
    Isaiah
    3 Posts

    Thank you ! Summersgone.
    I’m also looking at the arbor corda in camber not rocker I would like a good accent . Been reading how some rocker boards can give you some problems going up. In packed skin lines

    #860467
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    Rocker can cause issues on firm skin tracks, that is a fair statement. Camber typically performs better in those cases since more of the skin is contacting the ground. Never Summer reduces the affects of reverse camber by giving you camber behind the touring bracket which is where most skin hold occurs. I have a fully reversed cambered board and can still can get up most tracks, it just takes a bit more concentration to ensure you weight the back of your skin. One plus for reverse camber boards (and never summer rocker camber) is that when you are breaking trail it stays up on the snow better than camber in a lot of cases, so something to be said for that if you like breaking trail.

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