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 Post subject: In leu of a splitboard
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:08 pm 
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Location: Teton Valley, ID.
With no success, I have been trying to get my lady to get a splitboard for the last 3 seasons. She has been touring on slightly customized Meta's.
This summer we were able to get our hands on some used Dynafit toe pieces.We mounted them up and added some taller G3 heel risers Image

For safety and security screwed on some Voile' ski crampons.
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Got the bro-deal on some well broken in Scarpa Matrix boots.
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She's ready to roll.
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I lightened her board by exchanging her Flow's with an old style Burton step-in plate binding.
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Now if it would start to :puke:! Life would be good!


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 Post subject: Re: In leu of a splitboard
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:17 pm 
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Actually looks like a pretty nice setup, but a split would be better. Why no success?

Also, I admit to reading the post, and looking at the first two pictures thinking WTF, is she going to tele on the Dynafit toes with baffleless boots. I'm an idiot ....

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 Post subject: Re: In leu of a splitboard
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:42 pm 
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kjkrow wrote:
Actually looks like a pretty nice setup, but a split would be better. Why no success?

I may have one of the few ladies in the world thats frugal to the point of sacrifice. She would rather do without than be comfortable and efficient. She doesn't ever complain either. Same goes for clothes. She would rather sweat and freeze than buy good gear. So I hooked her up with new backcountry clothes. She is starting to see the light. :thumpsup: For three seasons it was like :deadhorse:


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 Post subject: Re: In leu of a splitboard
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:25 am 
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Location: Wasatch mountains, UT
sweet snowlerblades, beats bootpackin!! :duel:

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 Post subject: Re: In leu of a splitboard
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:23 pm 
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neilprovo wrote:
sweet snowlerblades, beats bootpackin!! :duel:

That's funny. My buddy RandoSteve of TetonAT fame calls them snowlerblades as well.
Anything, even snowshoes, beats postholing!


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 Post subject: Re: In leu of a splitboard
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:06 pm 
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Smartass response:
Looks like a good set-up if it were 1998 and you don't mind hardboots. :)

Serious response.
Whatever works and gets you (her) out there. Looks like a pretty clean set-up. She doesn't mind riding down with them on her back?


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 Post subject: Re: In leu of a splitboard
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:30 am 
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"Smartass response:
Looks like a good set-up if it were 1998 and you don't mind hardboots. :)"
:lol: Soft boots are for resort rats and little kids in parks.

"Serious response.
Whatever works and gets you (her) out there. Looks like a pretty clean set-up. She doesn't mind riding down with them on her back?"
Whatever works! She has been riding with the with the old (heavy) soft boot binding rig for the last 3 seasons
Old rig
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New rig
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Yesterday, I never had to wait for her once. She did have some time getting used to the Dynafits. To be expected. She was really impressed with the ride of the AT boots. She loved the ski crampons :thumpsup: .


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