Forums Noboarding & Nosplitting Snow surfing… binding free splitting
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  • #571764
    nearls
    162 Posts

    Hey Gang,

    Just refreshed the post with current info. And cancelled the poll.

    I’ve been working on this product for a couple years and now feel I have it sorted enough to try put it on the market. It’s removable traction with a rope and it works with stock voile hardware. The apparatus goes in the pack for the way up and is compact enough to fit in the shovel pocket of a pack. Bindings go in the pack for the way down for surf style binding free riding. The swap over is just as fast a sliding bindings on to the board. The same setup could also be used on a standard 4×4 board. I’m trying to get a feel for public interest to determine what kind of production level to shoot for. So any feedback would be appreciated. It works and it’s a lot of fun. Ride the white wave.

    Thanks, Nikolai Samson

    #617996
    nothingmuch
    358 Posts

    I like this idea.

    I’ve never tried noboarding, it looks/sounds like fun but seems really impractical unless conditions are perfect for it for the entire length of the ride.

    I think the versatility of this idea makes it much more practical, since you can still make a quick transition to use regular bindings if you need to.

    #617997
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Sorta like the idea for certain tours, but the less crap in my pack the better.
    That said, I wonder if Eric from Northern Utah might have the right idea when it comes to a binder setup for the skin track?
    http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6379&hilit=+noboard+
    Point being that, having a set of Sparks, much less my Triads in my pack is extremely unappealing.
    Hell next year I’m hoping to make my own pack along the lines of an ultra running vest, so I can minimize bulk I carry on tours.

    Either way, I really enjoyed the video. :thumpsup:

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #617998
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Depends on the cost. Would probably make my own if too pricey. Looks fun.

    #617999
    walove
    65 Posts

    great idea, with both bindings and noboard in the pack it’s like having two boards on one trip.

    #618000
    SpeedyManiac
    89 Posts

    Yes, yes and… depends on price. I’m building my own no-split setup, but if you offer one that works well for a decent price (I’d say no more than $150) then I’d buy it. I pretty much only ride powder these days (I’m spoiled) and love noboarding.

    Even if you don’t go into production, mind PMing some details? I’d be interested to see what you’ve done, would probably buy a setup and as a mechanical engineer can always offer some advice.

    #618001
    E..
    1 Posts

    Nearls,
    Great vid. I am the guy that snurfer reffered to in his post. Anyway, in the right conditions noboarding is awesome. I tried out a few different setups this last year. The nosplit worked out great. I have a few modifications that I need to make but all in all it was great. There are a couple of ideas that I found worked out pretty well. PM me if you want to talk specifics.

    Anyway, Keep up the great work.

    E

    #618002
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    Interesting product. Looks like you’re selling them now… got any pics of the bottom? I didn’t see any on the site?

    #618003
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Well done Nearls! The site and product look great. :headbang:

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #618004
    Will
    377 Posts

    Hey guys,
    Nearls sent me a set and I tried them out yesterday. They fit in my larger BC pack no problem (BD anarchist with avalung). Slid right on my board and super grippy on my boots. I’m super stoked on the versatility of this system, and it makes tons of sense to be used with the splitty. Great job Nearls, keep up the good work!

    #618005
    samh
    726 Posts

    It was cool to see these on Will’s board yesterday. Very light, really simple to install – – much like a regular split binder. Look forward to trying them out at Scrubfest.

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    samh.net

    #618006
    samh
    726 Posts

    I don’t think anyone mentioned it yet:

    Web:
    http://snowsurf.ca/

    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Almond-Mfg/161129532815?ref=ts

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    samh.net

    #618007
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    My son Sky and I got a couple sets of the snowsurf kits for this coming season. I’ve been a little reluctant to jump on the noboard bandwagon but I think I’ll be eating my words soon. Seems like it could be a fun time in certain conditions and the snowsurf kit works with splitboards which is…… :headbang:

    Some pics.

    Can’t wait to try it it pow!

    #618008
    samh
    726 Posts

    Some great captures, BC.

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    samh.net

    #618009
    nearls
    162 Posts

    @treepilot wrote:

    Interesting product. Looks like you’re selling them now… got any pics of the bottom? I didn’t see any on the site?

    Thanks for checking out the site guys. As for a pick of the underside I should have one up on the site within the week. Good to see bcrider is getting the airs dialed in already. Looks like you’re having fun even without snow.

    #618010
    walove
    65 Posts

    i’ve been dreaming of this for a while. But the foot pads seem to limit your stance. From my surfing experience being able to move your feet up and down the board allow for different weight distribution for different turns. With out the ability to pull up with the front leg, i would want to be able to step back with the front foot to raise the tip above the pow before a turn I’ve thought about a full no board pad cut in half (matching the rear binding angle, allowing you to slide both pads with no interference) with cored foam underneath that would fit over up hill hardware.

    #618011
    nearls
    162 Posts

    @walove wrote:

    i’ve been dreaming of this for a while. But the foot pads seem to limit your stance. From my surfing experience being able to move your feet up and down the board allow for different weight distribution for different turns. With out the ability to pull up with the front leg, i would want to be able to step back with the front foot to raise the tip above the pow before a turn I’ve thought about a full no board pad cut in half (matching the rear binding angle, allowing you to slide both pads with no interference) with cored foam underneath that would fit over up hill hardware.

    The pads are about 10″ across and are mounted centered on your normal stance. So you have play to move your stance a few inches forward or backward of your normal setback. I won’t lie, you can’t walk to the top and put the toes on the nose with this setup.

    #618012
    Douglas Mafia
    60 Posts

    Are these the ones on the Venture Euphoria on a YouTube video? My buddy and I were wondering where we could get these.

    #618013
    sluffer
    30 Posts

    yup i saw the venture with the reverse sidecut and it had the almond split pads. dozer has a set and they look pretty dialed. i’ll probably buy a pair this year if i can scrape together the coin.

    #618014
    Douglas Mafia
    60 Posts

    Yeah, my buddy found them right after i posted and ordered up a pair, i’d like to also, as soon as i buy all of the other gear i need. :twocents:

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