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  • #788802
    Doug
    23 Posts

    Hmmm, those clips are nearly identical to the design I posted on this forum in 2013 to solve what I saw as flaw of the k-clip design. Should have filed a patent 🙁
    My design 2013

    Oh well

    FKA Snurfer

    #788805
    summersgone
    813 Posts

    What is a “boltless bridge”? Is that just the skin clip holes?

    #788808
    rughty
    620 Posts

    looks like they introduced the tip/tail clips and k hook hardware into the core like they do with all the t nuts so the base has no penetrations. About time this happens!

    #788810
    Scooby2
    594 Posts

    Yes, the K clips look a lot less like a tool box accessory now. I still think last year’s Nitro clips are more elegant though and lighter and less to fidget with. I like the holes on the Plum hooks if you had to make a sled to drag a partner out, handy detail.

    my opinion, for bc riding it’s important to have the board halves in the same plane (and aid in torsion if you ride bad snow), minimizing the gap as much as possible is really psychological and not necessary. I guess you can create a little drag when the board is going sideways, but one puts their board going sideways to create lots of drag to slow down anyway so that would be a plus, right? (It occurs to me that you could put vertical flaps along the top edges of your board to channel even more snow into your face too, 😉 )

    #788848
    Cbalke
    237 Posts

    @scooby2 This season OZ began offering their splitlock tech to increase torsional stiffness. They added a shear tab at the center of the board and beveled the inner board halves to lock the board together better. Everyone I’ve talked to loves it. I have not rode one but i hand flexed an OZ with and without the splitlock and there was definitely a difference. I’m still curious if it’s going to affect durability or side hilling ability on hard pack. It’s believe its a 22 degree bevel.

    Here’s something that I have no info on yet, but is different…

    New G3 SCALA Skins. I’m unsure if they will be available for splitboards..

    #788849
    Cbalke
    237 Posts

    Our friends at Splitboard.eu were out at ISPO and have some product videos out.

    Spark- Whammy bar, narrow crampon, zip strip and more

    Karakoram Quiver Connect Binding

    #788850
    Scooby2
    594 Posts

    On the OZ boards, that is a labor of love right there, I bet you could dump the voile clips, use two or three of those one sided clips and the tip and tail clips and the boards would rip just fine. Also kudos to OZ for dumping E glass (so 1975) and figuring out an all carbon layup several years ago.

    With a good helper, you could probably split a board on a spiral, banking a bandsaw table as you cut, that would be a riot! Meaning the angle cut would go left then right then left then right. Then nothing but tip and tail clips.

    I bet he did one already.

    #788913
    buell
    532 Posts

    @scooby2 This season OZ began offering their splitlock tech to increase torsional stiffness. They added a shear tab at the center of the board and beveled the inner board halves to lock the board together better. Everyone I’ve talked to loves it. I have not rode one but i hand flexed an OZ with and without the splitlock and there was definitely a difference. I’m still curious if it’s going to affect durability or side hilling ability on hard pack. It’s believe its a 22 degree bevel.

    Maybe I am missing something.

    A while back when I was still using pucks, I added a third Voile hook between the bindings to stop the two board halves from separating when torsional forces were being applied. It did the job and improved the board performance.

    Maybe they have tested the two options, but it seems like OZ could just add a “shear tab” on each side instead of the beveled edge/shear tab on one side and accomplish the same goal with a lot less effort.

    At this point, I just use a binding system that overlaps the board halves at each binding, which also accomplishes the same thing.

    #788915
    Scooby2
    594 Posts

    No buell you aren’t missing anything, it’s going the hard way just for fun I reckon.

    #788916
    96avs01
    874 Posts

    At this point, I just use a binding system that overlaps the board halves at each binding, which also accomplishes the same thing.

    This x2

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #789035
    rughty
    620 Posts

    These are the soft/hard boots from APEX. Softboot with a hardboot shell. So I imagine the general consensus being to have the hardboot for the way up and the softboot for the way down. That’s pretty cool except…… Then you have to carry your bindings in your pack for the way up. That kind of sucks if you’re limited on space. If you decide to ride your hardboot shells for the way down, you might as well just have hardboots. I imagine that setup would be lighter anyways. Also these hardboot shells don’t appear to have the Dynafit toes which would make them better on the up. I would love to see them in person so I could play with them. The other downside is the cash you would have to drop just to modify the toe piece in goes from 900-1,300 bucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUCH……….

    #789037
    dgg
    66 Posts

    Are these not just the same goofy-ass rec ski boots that Apex has been selling for the last five or six years?
    -Daniel

    #789042
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    Pretty sure those Apex boots are for the folks who’d like to stay comfy standing in line at the ski-in-ski-out Starbucks…

    That was Pontus

    #789053
    ieism
    298 Posts

    @scooby2 This season OZ began offering their splitlock tech to increase torsional stiffness. They added a shear tab at the center of the board and beveled the inner board halves to lock the board together better. Everyone I’ve talked to loves it. I have not rode one but i hand flexed an OZ with and without the splitlock and there was definitely a difference. I’m still curious if it’s going to affect durability or side hilling ability on hard pack. It’s believe its a 22 degree bevel.

    Maybe I am missing something.

    A while back when I was still using pucks, I added a third Voile hook between the bindings to stop the two board halves from separating when torsional forces were being applied. It did the job and improved the board performance.

    Maybe they have tested the two options, but it seems like OZ could just add a “shear tab” on each side instead of the beveled edge/shear tab on one side and accomplish the same goal with a lot less effort.

    At this point, I just use a binding system that overlaps the board halves at each binding, which also accomplishes the same thing.

    Actually I didn’t think it was such a big deal either, but after a few days on it I can tell you it’s a pretty brilliant idea. I’ve owned quite a few splits now, and tested lots more but this is a pretty clever idea and I’ve yet to find a downside to it.
    It’s more solid, and less snow creeps between the boardhalves. It’s also easier to change back to ridemode, it sort of just folds together.

    It’s one of those thing you have to try to see how it works.

    Our Splitfest definately has the coolest demo’s on the planet, but this thing looks like its from outer space. Also the topsheet is very nice and really sheds snow well.

    The only thing I didn’t like is the base takes a lot of wax to be fast initially. It was a bit fuzzy for my taste, but I had sort of a pre-production model I think so maybe it’s just my board and they rushed to get it to me in time. After a few extra coats of wax and some polishing it’s fine now. The craftmanship on the rest of the board is top notch, on par with Prior in my opinion.

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #789055
    Scooby2
    594 Posts

    cool, I can see how they would draw together and nest in a real slick way.

    now tongue and groove, that would be going too far 🙂

    #789122
    powderjunkie
    1665 Posts

    wow. so much new developments with boards and bindings

    just saw this video
    http://www.tetongravity.com/video/gear-tech/jones-snowboards-drops-contoured-noses-into-its-snowboard-for-16-17

    without swinging too hard from JJ’s nuts, I think his line up is pretty f’in awesome.

    the Iguchi deck looks super sweet too.

    #789499
    enjoy the ride
    22 Posts

    Hey guys, we have published our anual First Impression Splitboard Test and wanted to let you know about how the new gear feels while riding and splitting. From Amplid up to Rome SDS, we checked the most interesting stuff, including the new Boots from K2, the Aspect, the Burton Tourist Boot, the Fitwell Freeride and the Rome, well I don`t remember the name, but the boot is good. Here you can find the <a href=”http://www.splitboarding.eu/en/splitboard-news/first-impression-splitboard-testing-2016-17″>First Impression Test 16-17</a>

    If you are interested in European opinions of splitboard gear, don`t miss this page. splitboard reviews

    A big thank you to splitboard.com for providing the splitboarding world with such an amazing platform.

    Have a good and safe season!

    #789501
    enjoy the ride
    22 Posts

    Thanks for the share @cbalke! We have some more videos out know, if you are interested!

    #790545
    permnation
    302 Posts
    #790549
    summersgone
    813 Posts

    @permnation whats the difference? The topsheet?

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