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  • #780071
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Looks like the Rodin guy could only lift his heel maybe three inches off the deck? headscratcher for sure.

    #780074
    Cbalke
    237 Posts

    @rughty The bases are essentially the same except for small sized bindings. The new system only utilizes 1 climbing wire which allowed them to reduce the width of the heel and shorten the baseplate. The updated heel riser rest has two notches for the single wire to rest on. These two rest areas provide the two heights. Not a huge deal but only dealing with one wire will be nice.

    For more details and pictures check out page 3 of the Spark catalog. Bcall8 posted it above.

    #780077
    Cbalke
    237 Posts

    Amplid will be replacing the Carbon Lab with Milligram Split and adding the Creamer Split for 2016

    #780080
    powslash
    382 Posts

    Looks like the Rodin guy could only lift his heel maybe three inches off the deck? headscratcher for sure.

    Mystery solved. It’s niche within niche within niche. From rodinsplit.com:

    “When riding with my son, though he is a proficient skier, he struggles to keep up with me. When I am on skis, I struggle to keep up with him. Since I am slower on skis, he is always asking me to switch over. I will usually start off the day on my snowboard and ride for the first half, then I will switch to skis at lunch time. However, switching equipment has always been a hassle. Depending on the resort, the time to travel from the top of the mountain to the car and back can take an hour or longer. The idea for the Alpine Split was born from my desire to be able to change back and forth from snowboard to skis, while on the mountain, so that precious time wasn’t wasted trekking out to the car and back.

    When I started looking into splitboards, I found that the existing product designs were only available for back country touring and riding. However, I wasn’t interested in venturing beyond the resort’s ski runs. I wanted something that could specifically be used on the resort runs for both downhill skiing and riding with my son. So in January of 2012, I began the patent process.”

    #780081
    enjoy the ride
    22 Posts

    here you get some more info about the amplid range, if you are interested.

    I wanted to embed the vid for you but don`t know how it works, maybe the admin can do it! Enjoy

    #780089
    powslash
    382 Posts

    I read the catalog and watched the video and still don’t know what a HIKE POD is you guys. Wonder why they decided to put plastic around the fixed hooks? Nice looking board.

    #780092
    powslash
    382 Posts

    The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. Love tradeshows for this reason…

    #780094
    powslash
    382 Posts

    BCA has a 4 section pole and a topsheet scraper on the handle.

    #780095
    powslash
    382 Posts

    Vew-do brought the Snurfer back.
    https://snurferboards.com/story/

    #780098
    rughty
    620 Posts

    The “plastic” looking things around the fixed split hooks looks like it is maybe something inserted under the topsheet or fixed to the top to increase the support of the hooks. I bet if you look at the bottom of the board where those are located, you would find no mounting hardware penetrating through the base. I actually built a DIY split and epoxied some old K clips to the prepared topsheet to keep them from shifting due to ovaled out holes in the deck. Not having anything penetrate the base would be a nice addition to splits. Keeps your skins in a little better condition. Also I think “hike pods” is really Magnetraction.

    Damn…I want one of those Milligram Splits!!!

    #780100
    schwalbster
    317 Posts

    Damn…I want one of those Milligram Splits!!!

    Right? I hate this time of year. You just got something new (Amplid Lab carbon Split) and should be stoked on it and then you already see next years shit and you go ‘I wish I had that!’

    Definitely some interesting shapes out there. It looks like snowboards are entering an ‘anything goes’ era! Looking to surfboards for inspiration and boards from a long time ago etc. Just go ahead and shape your own with the Yes Clark blank: http://www.yesnowboard.com/the-clark-blog-001/

    After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

    #780124
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    The Rodin thing reminds me of the (now defunct) Bulldog convertible ski/snowboard. . .

    I hope he fairs better.
    *************
    Stand-up paddle splitboarding? :headsctratch: I don’t get it; and I’m totally into things with a high “kooky factor”: five-finger shoes, noboarding, riding with poles. . . in spandex. Whatever is fun, man.
    You want me to part with $400 so I can hump a paddle—with a hole in it, mind you— uphill to extract more “soul” out of snowboarding. Whatever man.
    *************
    I’m glad to see some market competition for Jones’s $350 snurfer. Way to go VewDo.

    Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page...
    http://splitboard.com/activity-2/

    #780125
    powslash
    382 Posts

    @rughty I haven’t found a better image but it almost looks like they thickened the core under the hooks to accommodate a deeper insert maybe? That is a thin spot on the board for an insert otherwise.

    @hansgludwig Sorry, that paddle vid should come with a trigger warning.

    #780127
    Scooby2
    605 Posts

    @rughty I haven’t found a better image but it almost looks like they thickened the core under the hooks to accommodate a deeper insert maybe? That is a thin spot on the board for an insert otherwise.

    I bet that what they have done is to laminate a piece of aluminum on top of the core and under the composite layer so that the clips can be located in just the right spot after pressing. drill the holes where they need to be, tap the alu plate, et voila, 8 less holes in your base. a lot like the fischer touring skis mounting plate or snowboards from the late 80s.

    #780130
    Cbalke
    237 Posts

    Splitboarding.eu posted up some reviews and details on quite a few of next seasons boards.

    http://www.splitboarding.eu/en/splitboard-news/splitboard-test-first-impression-2015-16

    #780152
    powslash
    382 Posts

    They use a lock washer on the hook….makes me think they’re chasing a bug or it’s an unfinished demo. Why not loc-tite? Will have to wait for more detailed pics to pop up. If they’re going go thick at the hooks they have a chance to countersink the hardware and clean up the look. Maybe. Not sure what they did there.

    #780157
    powslash
    382 Posts

    Just learned about Palace splits. They will be at the Baker splitfest. http://www.palacesnowboards.com/
    The one on the right…

    #780158
    iriecoyote
    291 Posts

    Why the heck are those dudes riding w/ lacrosse sticks? Aren’t ski poles geigh enough or should we go with tennis rackets and golf clubs for that full Tenderloin/country club vibe. Better get a croquet mallet and do it right.

    A ski you can snowboard or a snowboard you can ski? I suppose splitboards can be classified as such but the motivation behind the rodin board is just more LGBT shit.

    Disclosure: I ski nordic when I can’t snowboard and want to get hippy, but alpine skiing, that shit’s degenerate.

    #780159
    iriecoyote
    291 Posts

    Since I’m drunk and surly because it’s raining to 30,000,000 feet I’m gonna abuse this board a bit more. The palace boards look sick but I never got the point of women-specific boards. I’m ignorant for sure and maybe worse but aside from graphic design, what’s the difference b/t a man board vs a woman board. My wife and I both ride goofy w/ a close enough stance that we can swap boards and she’s always faster. Ok, I confess I ride like shit and she’s goddess. I looked through the Palace website and didn’t find anything regarding board design that made their boards stand out as being better for women. They mention early rise, blah blah but that’s not unique. So flame me, I wanna know what’s up.

    #780160
    powslash
    382 Posts

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