Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Shitty day: Lost Poles on Berthoud Pass and need a new split
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  • #574488
    spankthepow
    37 Posts

    Shitty day on Friday. I snapped my splitboard, forgot my poles in some dude’s truck, and then broke my ski rack holding my broken board.

    So…

    If you were coming from the WP side and picked up two splitboarders at Current Creek in your red truck with a topper, I left my poles and would love them back. Beer upon return.

    If you’re selling a splitboard for a decent price that isn’t too beat up, lemme know. I don’t need skins/hardware. Anything in the 159-166 range thats not a Burton or a DIY would be great. If you’re in CO, I could take it off your hands tomorrow.

    Here’s some pics…

    Thanks everyone,

    Spank

    #637272
    thefugitive
    27 Posts

    That sucks man…. +++vibes+++

    I have to ask… how’d you wreck your splitter?

    #637273
    spankthepow
    37 Posts

    I had a little too much speed going over a roller. Got sent a few feet, not very far by any means since I wasn’t bombing down. I landed on my ass and continued down the run when I noticed the damage at the end.

    #637274
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Custom “Rocker” baby!
    @spankthepow wrote:

    I had a little too much speed going over a roller.

    You were hauling pretty good, still breaking a board at the front binding is pretty rare.

    Sorry about your day, I feel bad and partly responsible since I picked the line. Did you find a reasonable priced replacement board yet?

    #637275
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    I mentioned this on TGR, but just in case you don’t see it there. Even though this is impact damage, making it outside of normal warranty, I think it’s worth your time to contact Voile on this.

    I’ve seen more than one snowboard manufacturer replace a board even though it was clearly impact damage from user error. So who knows?

    #637276
    spankthepow
    37 Posts

    @pedrodelfuego wrote:

    You were hauling pretty good, still breaking a board at the front binding is pretty rare.

    Maybe my standard definition of “hauling” is slightly off then :mrgreen:

    I’ve emailed Voile and am waiting to hear back from them as well as chasing down some leads on a split.

    #637277
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    IMO: This board failed. The core snapped. It should not have broken where and when it did. It may have been broken already, and that was just the “death blow”. :deadhorse:

    #637278
    DesoHoe
    9 Posts

    I’d definitely contact voile.
    I broke my splitty a few weeks ago, but it cracked right under the touring brackets (which makes sense, seeing as thats where all the wear goes during climbing). The break in my board looked like a fatigue crack from aggressive climbing and split skiing, but it was also a home-split, so it makes sense that it broke at the weak point. Not sure if that helps in evaluating your situation, but the more info, the better.
    Voile is really good with their customer service, and (if anything) would be glad to hear from someone charging hard enough to test the limits of their equipment.
    I feel your pain. Hope you get your split situation dialed soon. Peace.

    #637279
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Thats a great avitar Desohoe

    #637280
    spankthepow
    37 Posts

    I didn’t feel like waiting on Voile…so I pulled the trigger on an 09 Venture Storm w/skins and hardware and even some poles :mrgreen: Anyone need skins and hardware??

    I’ll keep everyone posted on Voile response.

    Thanks everyone!!!

    #637281
    spankthepow
    37 Posts

    UPDATE: Looks like my luck has turned. Voile contacted me today and will be sending me a replacement :mrgreen: Props to them.

    Edit to add: I also just found the guy whose truck I left my poles in!!!!

    #637282
    russman
    689 Posts

    @spankthepow wrote:

    UPDATE: Looks like my luck has turned. Voile contacted me today and will be sending me a replacement :mrgreen: Props to them.

    THIS IS AWESOME! The Voile dudes/dudets definitely know their customer service :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    #637283
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    Awesome! I am glad to hear they are replacing your board. I had a hunch they might. Voile is awesome for that.

    And Pedro, what makes you think that boards do not snap? Where it snapped is where I’ve seen every board snap. There is a sweet spot right at either end of the bindings. If you hit it just right, you will snap your board. I don’t care what you have. Neversummer, Venture, Prior, or Voile. This was impact damage, not a manufacturing defect period. Delams are typically what you will see in manufacturing problems and a couple of other things.

    Voile was in no way required to replace this board. So big props to them for doing that. This is a company going 100% beyond and above what they need to do.

    #637284
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    That’s awesome bro! I am glad they took care of you. Props to Voile!

    @killclimbz wrote:

    If you hit it just right, you will snap your board. I don’t care what you have.

    You are mistaken. A good solid board will not break where this one did@killclimbz wrote:

    This was impact damage, not a manufacturing defect period.

    And you were there and saw the impact damage happen? Lets not get to familiar Killclimbz, since you were not there and don’t necessarily know what the fuck you are talking about. I did not say it was a defect, it is after all a 8yr(+/-) old board.

    #637285
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    Sorry pedro, I am not trying to rub you the wrong way. It is impact damage. A board doesn’t snap like that unless it is. End of story. Didn’t mean to ruffle your feathers…

    #637286
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    No problem, sorry to sound like a douche on the internet.

    #637287
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    On a side note. Super props to Voile for replacing the board. 8 years old? I don’t think I know of any board company that would replace a board that far out of warranty.

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