I thought about that too but then that would be an extra 300 bucks and the other problem is I never ride the same board all the time between varying lengths and rock boards. Even though it would save overall poundage, the goal is to minimize weight on the feet and the sparks/voile setup outweighs the co2 bindings I have now by a decent amount. Then adding pucks and hardware, I might as well use a split. Good input though, thanks deejayoh.
I just sold my factory split, so I know what I'm passing judgement on. Approach skis might not have worked for you but you couldn't possibly know what I'm trying to "approach" without just being here to see what I'm talking about. If I have to ride a regular cambered splitboard one more time, then I might as well learn how to tele and be done with it. The only reason I'm not wanting another split is because I'm in love with my rocker boards and have lost interest in riding a snowboard that has a ski camber, especially in no fall zones. If the approach ski setup sucks for me too, then either it's a banana-split with sparks OR I'll just take the sled and a partner who can drive. Thanks for the input though.
Luckily I haven't ragdolled myself on anything too scary. They have all been on the ski area where the exposure is not there, you know? I used to use shoes but the split was so much better. Yea, man, I need to lay off the approach ski approach on this fine split board website. I'm really now starting to think a super light banana split would be the best way to go, for me. Like a sparks superlight plate with a carbon highback and superlight straps. A 10lb. complete splitboard that stayed stiff and tight on hard pack would be the . The verts are a good idea because really, all I want to get to is around this big basin out the back of our ski area to get to some big faces. At the very bottoms of these big faces are huge cliffs that you would not want to go off of. Anybody have a light setup? If using the sled, we usually can get within booting distance. I use a milkcrate (modified) to hold my board. Yep, the nimbleness is what I want from a splitboard. Hey everyone, have a great winter! May you get the powder days you deserve.