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  • #670014
    Taylor
    794 Posts

    I’m confused – do I need a 164 or a 167? Won’t 167 be too long for riding trees?

    @sun_rocket

    #670015
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    hahah Brooks you are funny. Need is different than want. I think what Taylor likes is well established here, he is a big guy, and likes to mach fully powered up medium and long radius arcs. For that riding style he prefers long boards, and I can understand that.
    I guess nobody needs a board at all.
    I have been on boards too short for me, most recently last season where I was testing out a 160 Chimera Dum Dum (’cause that was the only size available for test). I had a pretty bad fall where on the lower apron of a 1000′ chute I lined up a big heelside at high speed (for a photo), loaded up the front board, only to immediately submerge it and come to a violent and abrupt halt. At first I did not understand what went wrong, then one of my riding partners pointed out that my board was too small…. that was an ah ha moment, duh… I needed more surface area in the nose of the board to power it the way I wanted. Now I know I cannot go below ~165 or so.
    With furberg, I recommend anyone to err on the side of going a little longer than usual, as with their rocker profile and medium flex they are very maneuverable for their size.

    #670016
    singlewhitecaveman
    242 Posts

    @BGnight wrote:

    You kooks and your long boards. No one needs longer than a 164-67 for an everyday board. Anything longer than that in anything other than 3 feet of fluff and you’re regressing.

    WHAT IS THAT CHIMERA? And I want more specs. Taper?

    No taper, we’ve left that to the Unicorn Chaser and Sceptre. The concept is for a super-stable, fast, pow board that rides switch, and is (relatively) impossible to sink. We’ve relied on surface area and a big nose and tail rocker for float. We kept it flat between the feet to keep the edge manageable on flats, icy traverses, etc. I love this board, but I hope to get them in people’s hands soon to get some other opinions. We’re going to announce a formal demo program once we’ve ironed out some kinks.

    #670017
    chrishami
    194 Posts

    @singlewhitecaveman wrote:

    @JimmyC wrote:

    Singlewhitecaveman, do you have any idea if that Chimera will become available to the buying public? That would be welcome addition to the quiver—and an interesting change of pace from my Unicorn Chaser.

    We’re going to work on the width some more, and maybe have it for a late-season release. This has been in the works for several years now. If we get it to where we feel ready we’ll introduce it into our demo program for this year.

    Sorry, I don’t mean to de-rail this thread. 🙄

    That’s the Dum Dum, correct? What changes are you making to the width? Tiny bit less I hope. I demoed the dumdum at Silverton Splitfest, it was a fun ride. A tiny bit too wide for me though. Similar characteristics to the furberg, great float.

    my first ever board was a Nitro, camber and about 10 cm too short.

    167 furberg
    163/26 Venture Helix

    #670018
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    I’ve been on this for our season

    Great board, I didn’t think id like it, but making a 174 for japan!

    Adam West

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    #670019
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    Looks like I won’t need to go custom for my new split this winter. My Solution is great when it’s deep, but I don’t trust the rockered nose when it’s on the firmer side. Just not a fan of the way it rides in those conditions.

    It’s going to be tough to find one to check out in person here on the east coast.

    #670020
    lernr
    234 Posts

    Definitely want to demo this Chimera! Would take it out around WA 😀

    I rock Sparks for bc boarding but have a set of AT Scarpas that *should* work with this setup

    #670021
    mlunger
    1 Posts

    @singlewhitecaveman wrote:

    @JimmyC wrote:

    Singlewhitecaveman, do you have any idea if that Chimera will become available to the buying public? That would be welcome addition to the quiver—and an interesting change of pace from my Unicorn Chaser.

    We’re going to work on the width some more, and maybe have it for a late-season release. This has been in the works for several years now. If we get it to where we feel ready we’ll introduce it into our demo program for this year.

    Sorry, I don’t mean to de-rail this thread. 🙄

    Oh, please don’t work too much on the width – I have set all my hopes for finally finding a 28+ cm splitboard on that board…….

    Michael

    #670022
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    The chimera board and Adam’s bubble-bobble board (I just don’t know the name of it) look like you could hack about 3 cm off the tip and tail. Would doing that really effect the float??

    #670023
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    Only $550 for the Nitro split, although that doesn’t include hardware. I might grab one for the springtime, seems to be my only option for a split with camber and no early rise.

    #670025
    davidr
    102 Posts

    Rode the Thunder 162 in-bounds today. About 1/2″ new snow but mostly icy groomers. Very squiggly at low speeds, started feeling more stable as speed picked up. Quick to turn in bumps, probably quick to turn in trees as well. Held well on steeper thin-pack/ice. Felt flimsy though.

    I think I need to adjust my pucks so the sliders require more force to slide on. Also I am on the board’s widest holes, I can widen the bindings on the sliders and move the pucks in. I’m also on sliders/regular SB bindings, I’ve heard split-specific bindings help the board feel more solid. I already have split crampons that only work with the sliders though, so I might not be picking up Sparks this season. Very directional board, not much tail.

    Overall I was happy with it, it’s going to Alaska in a month and a half! My in-bounds board is a 157 Rome Anthem (regular camber) and my split has been a 162 K2 Panoramic (hybrid).

    #670024
    ruapehu_explorer
    78 Posts

    @ringdings_and_pepsi wrote:

    Rode the Thunder 162 in-bounds today. About 1/2″ new snow but mostly icy groomers. Very squiggly at low speeds, started feeling more stable as speed picked up. Quick to turn in bumps, probably quick to turn in trees as well. Held well on steeper thin-pack/ice. Felt flimsy though.

    I think I need to adjust my pucks so the sliders require more force to slide on. Also I am on the board’s widest holes, I can widen the bindings on the sliders and move the pucks in. I’m also on sliders/regular SB bindings, I’ve heard split-specific bindings help the board feel more solid. I already have split crampons that only work with the sliders though, so I might not be picking up Sparks this season. Very directional board, not much tail.

    Overall I was happy with it, it’s going to Alaska in a month and a half! My in-bounds board is a 157 Rome Anthem (regular camber) and my split has been a 162 K2 Panoramic (hybrid).

    If you’re spending the money on an Alaska trip I’d highly recommend trying to scrape together enough cash for any split specific binding. makes a huge difference. My first season on my DIY was with slider plates and I got to borrow my friends sparks on an afternoon solo run just off sidecounty. First time on his bindings, I think I even put them on backwards, and I was LOVING the run down. Made such a difference. (I have Voile’s for myself, which ride just as good).

    Have fun in Alaska, that’s at the top of my bucket list. Keep an eye on the avalanche forecasts, I was talking to a heli guide a couple weeks back and he was saying the lower elevation stuff is going to be a sketch due to all the warmth they had early season. I hope it improves or is better than he was making it out to be.

    #670026
    davidr
    102 Posts

    make sure the tipclip screws are tightened, they are not flanged into place like on a DIY or K2 panoramic. i lost one

    #670027
    davidr
    102 Posts

    The Nitro split kicked ass in AK. Very light, skins great. On my heli day I rode it over my solid.

    Not sure about long term durability, especially on CO spring hardpack, but great powder board. Very poppy and playful but doesn’t feel soft or noodley.

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