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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:58 am 
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went ahead and gave my ape a bit of an upgrade..picked up some Karakoram clips

got them on last night and i must say...DAMMMN! much better rigidity with the board!

i was noticing a lot when turning that my board would actually separate between my feet (toe side rise above heel side board and vice versa)...and after clipping the board together, i found it hard to get the board to shift like it used to!

i'm excited to get up and give it a field test!

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:14 pm 
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I just wanted to show you my skunk split as well. triple K clips and added hardware, water jet cut. Love this board, but it is now my rock board and no edge.

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skunk split w clips (13) by travis young 424, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:31 pm 
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that's a lot of clips you got on that board!




what are the smaller tabs?


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:27 pm 
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They are stainless steel tabs i use to overlap about 1/4" on each side to stop the "sheer" i hate so much. More of an experiment to see if it works than anything. It definetly works really well, but adds weight. I even added a few to the center of my new Jones solution. I use epoxy and a small stainless wood screw that does not go all the way through the board to mount them. Its my own thing i know, but i believe that something like this is needed to make splits as good as a solid, performance wise.

good job on the skunk DIY. these boards rock!

Cheers NYCO

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:42 pm 
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thanks man...and likewise on the board


your quiver is full of nice rides!


what areas do you normally ride in CO?

i been hoping to get up and explore more in the indian peaks this year but the winter is slow to catch up...also explore more of the BP and jones pass/butler gulch area


this is my one and only split, but my other boards are lib tech trs and k2 gyrator...then a salomon prospect as my rock board...burton supermodel, t6 and jussi are all retired now


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:07 pm 
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I tour a lot in the Gore range and the Sawatch just because there out my front door. Send me a PM sometime if you get a chance to come up to the Vail area, always looking for touring partners with cool attitudes! I have some good hook ups.

TY

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:17 pm 
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definitely man.

and likewise if you're in the front range...

unfortunately limited to riding only sundays until april, but hoping to get out most all sundays when winter wakes back up

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
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Hmm, what binding setup are you using on that board Travis? Looks funky!


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:31 am 
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NorSplit wrote:
Hmm, what binding setup are you using on that board Travis? Looks funky!


Karakoram. I am using the bar between the tour bracket for tortional stiffness on all my splits. It makes a big difference and doesnt add much weight.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:21 am 
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hey travis whats UP! bummed you missed silverton it was amazing. I think its time you show up your entire line up of boards.. Some are saying its your "quiver"?
HAHA show me what you got. and do you have someone who does waterjet cuts WELL? Im about to grab some decks for next year..

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:00 am 
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cometogether wrote:
hey travis whats UP! bummed you missed silverton it was amazing. I think its time you show up your entire line up of boards.. Some are saying its your "quiver"?
HAHA show me what you got. and do you have someone who does waterjet cuts WELL? Im about to grab some decks for next year..


Man i was bummed to miss the SSF! Have to keep the wife happy sometimes. Love to show some DIY boards i have built. there is a guy in Glenwood sprngs that will do water jet cuts. He only charged me $40 per board, but not sure what he would charge others. Real nice guy, but doesnt know a thing about splits, i doubt he would do it unless you showed up at his shop. PM me if anyone is interested in his #.

CTG, come up in the next few weeks. the big lines in the Gore are about to go off! up to 100% average snow pack and the corn season is going to be rad! still blower snow up high from all we have had in the last few weeks and unsafe, but soon it will be a go!

My wife new DIY Rome split
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Rome split (14) by travis young 424, on Flickr

My kids split
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Wyatt split 2013 (10) by travis young 424, on Flickr

A Burton Canyon i split for a guy, came out real nice!
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Burton split by travis young 424, on Flickr

I am itching to try the Phantom HS bindings w TLT5s for next year. as long as i can bust out of the pipe like this, ill be happy
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photo (9) by travis young 424, on Flickr
I just had to share this shot!

Hope to hear from you soon! Cheers!

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:36 am 
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sad to say, but the ape has left the building :(

parted ways to make room for an icelantic gemini

loved the ape all around, and will miss it... looking forward to trying out a factory split and see how my DIY compares to it..

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Skunk Ape 165 Split progress thread...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:16 pm 
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I split a 172 Ape a month ago. I've had it out 4 or 5 times and love it. Someday I'll ride a factory split when someone makes a board I actually want to ride. I've been riding Skunk Apes at resorts for 4ish years now and just can't find myself to ride anything but Ape's. I sure wish Lib would make factory split Ape's.


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