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 Post subject: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:57 pm 
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Anybody have experience splitting a Nidecker Megalight or Legend? A friend has both and we may split one of them.

Question is: They have a lot of carbon fiber in the deck, and the only carbon fiber composite board I ever split unloaded/rebounded after we cut it. The shape changed a little and the camber doubled or tripled! This was not a Nidecker, but had a carbon fiber topsheet similar to the Nidecker and is my only experience cut a carbon composite board.

Please let me know if you guy have chopped one of these or have had a similar experience or advise.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:33 am 
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http://www.nidecker.com/Megalight.html#Megalight

http://www.nidecker.com/Legend.html#Legend

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:23 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
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awakening the thread again.
So has anyone done it yet? I'm also thinking about splitting one of these 2

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
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I would assume it would be fine, they still use full wood cores, they just use carbon stringers and additives to the fiberglass. Shouldn't cause any issues for a split. I can chat with the nidecker rep if you are still concerned though

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:32 am 
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Yeah i think a guy named Jeremy Jones did, then he put his name on the board and is now making a ton of $$$$.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:42 am 
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Nidecker's are made in Switzerland and have tons of carbon and carbon topsheets. Jones' are made in Tunsia and have no carbon topsheet. I had a major issue splitting a board with lots-o-carbon and that why I started this thread...

To quote Pulp Fiction:

"ain't the same fuckin' ballpark, it ain't the same league, it ain't even the same fuckin' sport."

Cheers bitches :drinks:

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:11 am 
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Hi all,

I did cut a Nidecker Legend 174 5 years back and it was a breeze... It has held up really well to, I actually still use it as a rock board...
Here are my observations:
Wood core except for tip and tail which are carbon fibre (no problem to cut)
I sealed the edges with epoxy

This board was a really good ride. I would totally do it again.
Also, I would not go the megalight route, the center cut outs would make the board weaker...

Anyway if anybody wants pictures... feel free to ask


Ride on

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
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One way to find out. Cut first, ask questions later. I wish there were a smile guy holding a saw to insert.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
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Cut a Nidecker I think it's useless because.......

.... nidecker megalight cut = Jones splitboard flagship :thumpsup:

even though the production of jones in tunisia, not in switzerland :x

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:27 am 
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GiulianoPhoto wrote:
Cut a Nidecker I think it's useless because.......

.... nidecker megalight cut = Jones splitboard flagship :thumpsup:

even though the production of jones in tunisia, not in switzerland :x


Jones are currently manufactured at the GST factory in Austria

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
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Hey,

I just split my old Nidecker Platinum 163W. It is my third splitboard, but my first DIY. I decided to push it further and make it into a swallowtail.
I was worried about the quality of the core, but the core is beautiful, made out of one splendid piece of wood.
I will post pictures of it soon.
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