Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:34 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:11 am
Posts: 23
Location: An island surouned by mountians
Anyone have any pros or cons on snow saws?
I have my choices narrowed down to 4.

Brooks Range Scientist 35 Snow Saw
Brooks Range Scientist 35 Folding Snow Saw
G3 BoneSaw
Black Diamond Flintlock

_________________
Prior BackCountry 172, Ride SPI


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:59 am
Posts: 56
g3 bonesaw, i use one and it has so many different uses and options for such a simple tool.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:41 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:44 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
+1 for the BD Flicklock. Mainly 'cuz you take the basket off yer pole, put the saw on, and BAM! you can cut the back of your rutschblock. Can't do this with the other saws.

And it packs small, and is pretty light.

:twocents:

_________________
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go where there is no path... and leave a trail." --Today's fortune cookie.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:59 am
Posts: 56
id actually like to add that the bonesaw DOES strap to your ski pole without having to remove a basket. you just use the two straps that come with it!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:45 am
Posts: 815
Location: Bozeman, MT
Black Diamond Flicklock
weight: 160 g / 5.6 oz
features: 30cm marking for cutting columns

G3 Bone Saw
weight: 169g / 5.9oz
features: ruler, crystal chart

Brooks Range Scientist 35
weight: 219 g / 7.7 oz.
features: rulers, crystal charts

I've been using the Black Diamond saw for three seasons and am pleased with it. It doesn't fit my pole unfortunately so I end up carrying a Rutschblock cord saw also for cutting the back of columns.

_________________
http://samh.net/snowboarding/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:56 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:08 pm
Posts: 244
Location: 109-blocks-of-watch-yo-f'n-back, CA
If you are a true weight weenie like I am, this is the ticket:
http://www.sierradescents.com/reviews/s ... ummit.html

4.06 oz actual by my scale, w/ sleeve.

Ideal for multi day ski traverses where every ounce counts. Gets the job done.
I initially scoffed at the cardboard sleeve, but after using it successfully for 11 days out, I'm sold.

_________________
Have lungs, will travel.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:45 am
Posts: 815
Location: Bozeman, MT
http://www.smcgear.net/smc-products?pag ... 4&vmcchk=1

_________________
http://samh.net/snowboarding/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:11 am
Posts: 23
Location: An island surouned by mountians
I ordered the G3 for my kit. Looks like the best choice for me.

_________________
Prior BackCountry 172, Ride SPI


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:18 pm
Posts: 603
Location: reno
breadbox wrote:
If you are a true weight weenie like I am, this is the ticket:
http://www.sierradescents.com/reviews/s ... ummit.html

4.06 oz actual by my scale, w/ sleeve.

Ideal for multi day ski traverses where every ounce counts. Gets the job done.
I initially scoffed at the cardboard sleeve, but after using it successfully for 11 days out, I'm sold.


Hell yes! I am picking up one of these for my first saw. Thanks for the input breadbox!

_________________
my name IS mudd...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 9:59 pm
Posts: 209
I carry a wood and nails Sawzall blade, that I painted to protect from rust. The end easily fits tightly into my BD flicklock pole, its cheap and easily replaced. Works great.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:28 pm
Posts: 469
Location: Cottonwood, UT
hoglord wrote:
I carry a wood and nails Sawzall blade, that I painted to protect from rust. The end easily fits tightly into my BD flicklock pole, its cheap and easily replaced. Works great.

Does this work well? How do you attach it to your pole?

Does anyone have any experience with the Voile saw that is stored inside the Shovel handle?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:43 pm
Posts: 881
The BOMB WhitePine....for sure my favorite peice of gear. Quick hasties, shovel tilts, even works super well for cutting cornices. I also read about a study recently from Euro that put shovels to the test and Voile shovels came out on top. I felt the shovel head or whatever you call it was a little small for my liking so I switched it out with the bigger head from an old one. I'm a weight weenie but when it comes down to saving a life I don't bull shit around. Ya Know..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:45 pm
Posts: 865
Location: hopefully not at work
UTAH wrote:
The BOMB WhitePine....for sure my favorite peice of gear. Quick hasties, shovel tilts, even works super well for cutting cornices. I also read about a study recently from Euro that put shovels to the test and Voile shovels came out on top.


totally agree, also like the cutouts in the shovel blade so you can feed a runner through it and use to make a deadman anchor. pretty sure you need the tempered (T6) blade if you want the top performer.

_________________
Chris

165 Venture Divide, Spark Franken-Burner, LaSportiva Spantik
163W Jones Solution, Phantom Alphas, Dynafit TLT5
162 Furberg


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group