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 Post subject: How suitable is my 160 Burton Fish as a DIY splitboard
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Hi All,

Any advice? My 160 Burton Fish is helluva a powder board, but with about 30mm of taper nose to tail, whats it going to be like skinning? Would it be a suitable candidate for the saw?

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 Post subject: Re: How suitable is my 160 Burton Fish as a DIY splitboard
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:35 pm 
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I've often wondered the same thing.

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 Post subject: Re: How suitable is my 160 Burton Fish as a DIY splitboard
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:48 am 
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I think the only place you'll really get in trouble is interference between touring mode and ride mode. Other than the board being a bit shorter (not short for everyone) the balance point would be further forward and depending on your stance preference that might interfere with your pucks. You might be able to find the balance point pre split and see where the touring bracket and riser are in relation to where you like your stance.

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 Post subject: Re: How suitable is my 160 Burton Fish as a DIY splitboard
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:56 pm 
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mountainbikeak wrote:
I think the only place you'll really get in trouble is interference between touring mode and ride mode. Other than the board being a bit shorter (not short for everyone) the balance point would be further forward and depending on your stance preference that might interfere with your pucks. You might be able to find the balance point pre split and see where the touring bracket and riser are in relation to where you like your stance.

I would definitely recommend doing this. Especially if your front foot angle is high because as you slide your bindings over the pucks the touring bracket can get in the way. I've noticed this on my Osin swallowtail. Not a big deal but its good to be aware of the limitations.


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 Post subject: Re: How suitable is my 160 Burton Fish as a DIY splitboard
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:11 am 
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Hey really usefull advice. Thankyou guys. Its close but looks feasible. Just waiting for my split kit to arrive before making the final decision on the cut.
cheers J


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 Post subject: Re: How suitable is my 160 Burton Fish as a DIY splitboard
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:16 pm 
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redterra wrote:
Hi All,

Any advice? My 160 Burton Fish is helluva a powder board, but with about 30mm of taper nose to tail, whats it going to be like skinning? Would it be a suitable candidate for the saw?

Cheers J


cool man. have you checked this out, its also a Burton Fish splitboard ...

http://www.shredbetties.com/articles/story/make_your_own_splitboard/

The same thing is here: http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9742


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 Post subject: Re: How suitable is my 160 Burton Fish as a DIY splitboard
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:06 pm 
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SUPERB THANKS. PYSCHED!!


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