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 Post subject: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:22 am 
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Been lurking on here for a while :D

Love this place!!
I've had so much great advice from hugely friendly and obliging people. Haven't felt comradery like this in the snowboard world for a really,really long time now. Stoked to have found you all :rock:

Managed to pick up a Gnu Rider's Choice pretty cheaply late last season and then started saving for the usual, Voile DIY kit, bindings etc.
Lucked out big time when Mr Mudd aka Rughty was selling a few pairs of his amazing bindings a few months ago then decided to go for some Karakoram K clips in place of the OG Voile ones....

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After the split got my friend who owns a fibreglass company to seal the cut edges.
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He used resin to seal the edge then gelcoat for a pretty damn nice finish!

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Really happy the way it turned out,glad that nothing turned ugly for me(beginners luck!) and can't wait for Scotland to finally get some snow soon.

Would like to take this oppertunity to thank in no uncertain terms: Ken Mudd, Bryce @Karakoram and Peter(Pedro Del')

More pictures at http://s1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb443/g_torphins/The%20Make/?start=all

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:33 am 
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nice lookin ride! :drool: gotta love having BTX on a splitty :bananas:

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
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Cheers Stein!

I've never ridden anything other than a traditional cambered board so looking foirward to it :D

George

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:49 pm 
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Nice work on the inner edge, that looks bomber! :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:04 pm 
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g_torphins wrote:
Cheers Stein!

I've never ridden anything other than a traditional cambered board so looking foirward to it :D

George


You split it before trying it out? That's brave! What are your angles / width set at? Did you set it back or go for twin set up?

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:55 am 
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stein wrote:
g_torphins wrote:
Cheers Stein!

I've never ridden anything other than a traditional cambered board so looking foirward to it :D

George


You split it before trying it out? That's brave! What are your angles / width set at? Did you set it back or go for twin set up?


Yep!!
I wanted to use something with Magnatraction for the windblown icy crap thta's all too common over here and the season had finished by the time I'd saved enough money :banghead:

Still riding my usual angles/width : centered stance +12 front and -9 rear 22" wide. You reckon I'll struggle?

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:57 am 
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Nice work on the inner edge, that looks bomber! :thatrocks:


Yeah, I was super stoked with the job my friend did for me!! :bow:

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
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g_torphins wrote:
stein wrote:
g_torphins wrote:
Cheers Stein!

I've never ridden anything other than a traditional cambered board so looking foirward to it :D

George


You split it before trying it out? That's brave! What are your angles / width set at? Did you set it back or go for twin set up?


Yep!!
I wanted to use something with Magnatraction for the windblown icy crap thta's all too common over here and the season had finished by the time I'd saved enough money :banghead:

Still riding my usual angles/width : centered stance +12 front and -9 rear 22" wide. You reckon I'll struggle?


nah thats perfect, I ride mine +15 -9, 24", but I have pretty long legs, you are going to love this board on the windblown icy crap :rock: like a steak knife through butter

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
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stein wrote:
g_torphins wrote:
stein wrote:
g_torphins wrote:
Cheers Stein!

I've never ridden anything other than a traditional cambered board so looking foirward to it :D

George


You split it before trying it out? That's brave! What are your angles / width set at? Did you set it back or go for twin set up?


Yep!!
I wanted to use something with Magnatraction for the windblown icy crap thta's all too common over here and the season had finished by the time I'd saved enough money :banghead:

Still riding my usual angles/width : centered stance +12 front and -9 rear 22" wide. You reckon I'll struggle?


nah thats perfect, I ride mine +15 -9, 24", but I have pretty long legs, you are going to love this board on the windblown icy crap :rock: like a steak knife through butter


Cool!! Sounds perfect. I'm only wee, been using that stance for nigh on 15 years or so :lol: Really hoping I don't encounter much of the boilerplate this season that makes snowboarding in Scotland so much fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Bit of an overdue update....

Finally scraped some money together for some nice skins from CSD - Thanks Lauren!!
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Got them ready for Magna-trimming
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Installed the wires/hoops
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Upgraded to truck bolts rather than rivets on the K-Klips while I was at it
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....and the tail clips
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Wasn't entirely happy with just leaving the glue to keep the wires and clips on so decided to use some wee blind rivets
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All done
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With monies tight I was delighted to find some own brand decent flip clip poles from my local outdoor shop!
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Twetyfive pounds so about $50 !

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:55 pm 
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So finally had my first outing the other weekend.

Absolutely delighted with how everything worked and how easy it was skinning straight up faces. Rughty's bindings were faultless, so mad props to you Ken - thanks!!

Found Banana Couloir which is a fairly well known spot out the back of Glenshee my local resort.
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Other than the short blast down to it's mouth this was the christening for my split. Snow was pretty good and I was
stoked how well it rode. Don't know quite what I was expecting(in a bad way) but it felt far better that some solids I've ridden over the years :thatrocks:

So now have the bug so badly, and cannot wait til it gets colder and starts snowing again over here!!!

Few more pictures on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.244033709008644.60111.212842028794479&type=3 if anyone fancies checking them out. **Edit You need to just to see my punter ski pose :thumbsdown: **

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:08 am 
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Nice work.
Need to get myself up to Scotland some day.


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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Split Project
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:30 am 
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Nice work.
Need to get myself up to Scotland some day.


Cheers Matt!

Do it, get up here and give me a shout!! :guinness:

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