Not a split but i know some of you have done stuff like this. I have an old Omatic Boron 162 wide that i don't use. I was thinking that instead of selling it for next to nothing, maybe i would notch the tail and add some t-nuts to set the stance back a bit more. I figure it would basically be a free pow specific board. Closest thing i have is my Prior BC split. Any advice or experience to help guide me?
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:10 pm Posts: 1437 Location: UT
I've done this with a 163 Arbor and its a fun little board. Not the same feel as a proper swallowtail, but still fun. Personally I don't see any reason to add additional inserts beyond the board's factory setback position. The purpose of the tail cut is to allow you to ride more centered, so adding more setback would likely just make it ride tail down, tail drag into the snow and hook up on hard cuts.
here are some pics of the Arbor tail cut, as well as next to real swallys to stoke your creativity
I went ahead and did it yesterday. I went pretty conservative to start, after testing it may change. I started a notch about halfway between the inserts and the end of the tail, drilled a hole dead center from side to side then made marks from the hole on 20 degree angle about 5 inches towards the tail. At that point i brought the angle back parallel to the centerline and continued to the tail. Cut it out and rounded the cuts at the tail. I would post a pic but don't know how. I sanded it, filed the edges smooth where i cut them and put some gorilla glue 2 part epoxy on to seal the core.