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  • #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

    #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.

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    #776993
    whistlermaverick
    310 Posts

    Like the looks of that Scapegoat

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    #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.

    #777022
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    ^ I couldn’t font any specs anywhere on the site. They want us to email them for that info?

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    #777848
    Cbalke
    237 Posts

    Revised G3 skin clip

    Lib Tech Skunk Split

    Gnu Beast Split

    #778347
    WhitePine
    501 Posts

    My friend has a pair of those Burton Hitchikers. I’ll have to ask her what she thinks of them.

    #778682
    schwalbster
    314 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 😉

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    #778711
    Jason4
    441 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.

    #778810
    schwalbster
    314 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!

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    #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.

    #778832
    rughty
    617 Posts

    Those will loosen up with use. I would cycle the crap out of them during a non riding day.

    #778843
    Jason4
    441 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!

    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.

    #778850
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    ^ You mean Voile hook or something else?

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    #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

    #779027
    Jason4
    441 Posts

    ^ 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.

    #779032
    schwalbster
    314 Posts

    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.

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    #779047
    Jason4
    441 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.

    #779460
    whistlermaverick
    310 Posts

    Who’s going to the show?

    Another link w gear
    http://straightchuter.com/2015-winter-or-show-review/

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    #779526
    Cbalke
    237 Posts
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