Forums Splitboard Talk Forum The 2015/2016 Gear Thread Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 131 total) 1 2 … 7 → Author Posts January 3, 2015 at 2:09 am #776798 Cbalke 237 Posts With SIA just around the corner we should be seeing quite a bit of new gear leaking to the web. Heres’s a few things I’ve stumbled upon so far. Burton AntiSocial Burton Custom Split, Burton Skins, and Hitchhiker Binding Burton Landlord Split and Fish Split Dakine 3L Bib G3 Black Sheep and the new Scape Goat January 4, 2015 at 1:59 am #776937 HansGLudwig 601 Posts ^ Landlord needs to come in a wide (265+), then I’d be all over it. For now, I’m still vibin’ on last years’ Revelator. Right price, right profile. Wide enough for my hooves. Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ January 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm #776993 whistlermaverick 311 Posts Like the looks of that Scapegoat @j.memay January 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm #776994 powslash 382 Posts The new Winterstick page is up. http://www.winterstick.com/ Topsheet graphics are cleaner this year. Couldn’t find specs on the new Wescott model. Bummed to see boutique pricing on the swallowtail. It’s just a snowboard. January 4, 2015 at 9:30 pm #777022 HansGLudwig 601 Posts ^ I couldn’t font any specs anywhere on the site. They want us to email them for that info? Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ January 10, 2015 at 11:17 pm #777848 Cbalke 237 Posts Revised G3 skin clip Lib Tech Skunk Split Gnu Beast Split January 16, 2015 at 1:45 am #778347 WhitePine 501 Posts My friend has a pair of those Burton Hitchikers. I’ll have to ask her what she thinks of them. January 21, 2015 at 9:51 am #778682 schwalbster 317 Posts Might have gotten lost in the gear room: http://splitboard.com/talk/topic/2016-jones-splits-new-tail-clip-notches/ Interesting. Stolen from JimW, he had those ages ago, self made 😉 After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity. January 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm #778711 Jason4 442 Posts I notched the tails on my first 2 splits and showed it to a couple of friends who were working at Jones last spring before they moved the office. Not saying that they got the idea from me, just that it’s an obvious and simple idea. January 22, 2015 at 8:57 am #778810 schwalbster 317 Posts I actually think it made more sense to have notches back then when the standard strap/hook from ski’s was the only choice (unless you did selfmade tailhooks), than it does now. Plenty of splitboard specific skins/tailhooks out there now! After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity. January 22, 2015 at 11:01 am #778826 WhitePine 501 Posts So I toured with my friend who had the Burton Hitchiker binding this morning. The seemed to work great for everything but adjusting the heel risers. She seemed to struggle to flip them down with the ski pole. When she got them down it was hard to flip between the short and high risers without bending down and using a hand. It might just be a learning thing but it didn’t seem as easy as the risers that are attached to the board instead. January 22, 2015 at 11:23 am #778832 rughty 620 Posts Those will loosen up with use. I would cycle the crap out of them during a non riding day. January 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm #778843 Jason4 442 Posts schwalbster wrote: I actually think it made more sense to have notches back then when the standard strap/hook from ski’s was the only choice (unless you did selfmade tailhooks), than it does now. Plenty of splitboard specific skins/tailhooks out there now! All of the current split specific hooks are bigger and heavier than the standard BD strap/hook or an even simpler elastic cord with a knot. January 22, 2015 at 1:52 pm #778850 HansGLudwig 601 Posts ^ You mean Voile hook or something else? Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ January 22, 2015 at 7:20 pm #778900 Cbalke 237 Posts I’m diggin all the POW shapes right now, unfortunately they are coming out when POW is in short supply. These two and the spring breaks have caught my eye. Jones Storm Chaser K2 Cool Beans Jones Skins Jones Minimalist Packs 35&45L Jones Aviator January 23, 2015 at 10:20 am #779027 Jason4 442 Posts HansGLudwig wrote: ^ You mean Voile hook or something else? The G3 red plastic hooks are (relatively) heavy, the Voile/Burton/Spark/Jones style L-shaped aluminum bracket is better but still heavier than the BD hook that comes on the tails of the Ascension STS skins and that’s still heavier than a knot in a piece of elastic cord. All of the skins with hooks have similar plastic straps so I’m only really considering the hook device with the assumption that the plastic straps are either interchangeable to the weight difference is close enough to no matter. I was running G3 hooks on my BD Ascension STS skins on my T.Rice. In hindsight I should have stuck with the original BD hooks. I’m a fan of simplicity and like the way Jones did it with elastic cord and a narrow notch in the tail of their skis. If there were a plastic tail spacer in my Solution I’d cut notches after work today. It’s interesting to see an Aviator split. That’s what I’m currently riding for my solid board. When I first rode it last spring in wet slush I didn’t like it as much as my Hovercraft for anything but riding switch (probably more of a comment on how much I love my HC). I’ve been riding it more this year in wintery conditions and it’s grown on me very much. January 23, 2015 at 10:40 am #779032 schwalbster 317 Posts Jason4 wrote: All of the current split specific hooks are bigger and heavier than the standard BD strap/hook or an even simpler elastic cord with a knot. Good point. I’m just not that into it, my thoughts are they solved a problem that didn’t need solving anymore. Now it’s more a nice to have and reason to sell more product. Personal preference I guess. Weight savings are great but always a fine line regarding durability. To me the system just seems a little flimsy. How much abuse can that stretch cord take? Is the notch a weak point in the board when you hit a rock(note that the board in the close up of the skins doesn’t have a wrap around edge)? Is the muscle memory of my palm gonna be thrown off when I do tail grabs, kidding 😉 I just prefer something more solid like the G3’s or what I got with my Amplid skins (Euro style ;)) Will be interesting to see if people are digging the notch or not. After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity. January 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm #779047 Jason4 442 Posts I have a decent stack of used and abused Lib Tech’s in my gear room, none of which have wrap around edges and the tips are holding up fine on those. The thin top sheets have had issues with peeling up but a metal edge wouldn’t change that. I wouldn’t get hung up on full wrap edges and actually would prefer my splits not to have them and not to have full length wood cores either. I’ve been on a kick this year to take weight out of my set up with some mixed results. Most of the time I don’t need a tail clip, my current skins don’t have them so I’m not too worried about the long term durability of an elastic cord. It should be easy to replace, even in the field. I do expect that it will help prevent further glue failure once the tail end starts peeling by preventing further flopping around in the snow. January 26, 2015 at 9:47 am #779460 whistlermaverick 311 Posts Who’s going to the show? Another link w gear http://straightchuter.com/2015-winter-or-show-review/ @j.memay January 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm #779526 Cbalke 237 Posts Jones 2015-2016 http://www.zuzupopo.com/xe/index.php?mid=catalog&search_target=tag&search_keyword=Snowboards&document_srl=161581 Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 131 total) 1 2 … 7 → 15-162015-201620162016 preview2016 snowboard2016 snowboard catalog2016 splitboard catalog32AlpenglowalpinistAmplidAviatorBlack MagicBootsCarbonCarbon FiberCool BeansCreamerDeeluxeG3Genuine Guide GearGPOWhigh tractionJonesJones CatalogKarakoramLib TechMilligramNeversummerNicole BishoppNitroodinOZOZ snowboardsPlumPlum bindingsPriorprobesRomeShovelsShredfestSIA EuphoriaSkinsSmokinsnowboardSpark R&DsplitboardsplitboardsStormStorm ChaserThirtytwoVentureZelix You must be logged in to reply to this topic.