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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:28 pm 
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I have centered the bindings relative to the holes on the board. Think I put it at +18/+3. But am unsure if I did it correctly. I'm 1,96 so the 73 should be the right size.


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:35 pm 
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A slarve (think slide-carve) is a word to describe a turn in whch your entire edge is not passing through the same point in the snow. It's a skidded turn, where the board is aimed further into the turn than parallel to the turn's arc. You're pushing snow if you're slarving. Most snowboarders skid turns and off piste turns are often slarved to check speed and facilitate stability and manuverability in fast-changing snow textures or terrain. When you slarve at ski areas on groomed runs it makes your snowboard sound like a lion or a dinosaur, which is cool.

You should re-mount your pucks if your board is misaligned in ride mode. It should line up.

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:16 am 
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So a more centered turn where I don't digg the rail in. Rotate from the middle of the board and let it slide?

What does the markings a and b mean on the pucks?


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:55 am 
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Thread drift. See: http://www.splitboard.com/index.php/splitboard101/choosing-a-splitboard-and-initial-set-up

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:13 pm 
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Thanks everybody.
Just realized that the bindings where not mounted centered on the board. That might explain some of my difficulties.

Update: adjusted the bindings correctly and went to try it out in some pow. Most fun I have had in years. Did not matter if it was pow or grooms. I think I'll start taking my split with me instead of my regular board. Most impressed by how stabile I felt when the terrain changed rapidly from pow to ice. That's a big plus for a beginner/intermediate.


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:27 am 
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i gotta chance to try a 167 split...
i was really impressed. it's a very easy natural ride, well centred, predictable...

with the shape and profile it keeps both the float and the power to the edges well distributed, concentrated around the centre and gradually reduced out to the tip n tail.
the planing attitude is well balanced in deep snow, the wide waist and the extended tip and tail means the float doesn't apply so much lift from farther out on the board (lever) so its very easy to stay centred, you don't get tossed around.
i was concerned that aggressive turn initiation would be limited, but found that you can just turn, and if you want to get aggressive you just keep pushing harder, as you get to the edge around your stance you can be cranking the rail as much as any other.

one point i think hasn't really been well described here tho, yah the wide sidecut can hold a rail in a carve, and also distributes pressure evenly on the edge while sliding turns, but on hard snow there is a bit of a transition between the slide and the carve. in soft snow i totally agree it slarves sweetly, but on hardpack i found that it took just a small effort to break from a carve to a slide, like to hit the brakes i first had to drop the edge angle and slide out the tail, then reapply the angle and pressure to dump speed. i think if i spent another day or 2 on the board i would probably stop noticing that little transition.

i also agree that the board rides smaller than its size, with the extended contact points on tip and tail the effective edge is short for the length, and while the wide sidecut makes the effective edge very effective, there isn't much length to absorb any chop, esp in sliding turns.
I'm not that big, 6' 175#, and i guess I'm accustomed to damp boards, in the '65-'69 range, i'd love to try the Furberg in 173 or more...

if anyone wants to try the 167 split around revelstoke, hit me up!

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:21 am 
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OK gents, I have a question:
How does the furberg handle breakable crust?
I was out this morning on my local hill (we got a famous New Mexico 6" dump over the weekend) and the snow is already crusting up pretty badly. Rode my Zephyr and had some trouble catching my edges in that crust. I found myself wishing I'd just bootpacked with my furberg solid... I've never had it out on breakable crust but it just cruises through the chopped up, tracked out resort snow so it seems to me it would crush the breakable stuff too.

I may go furberglin' tomorrow and report back though i fear the snow will be even worse by then...

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Yep, Furberg delivers the 1-2 punch straight to the breakable crust's proverbial bean bag aka spunk bunker aka wedding tackle (as splitrippin might say.)

The large radius/reverse sidecut profile dominates my old NS with a 8.4ish sidecut in the crust.

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:16 pm 
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HikeforTurns wrote:
Yep, Furberg delivers the 1-2 punch straight to the breakable crust's proverbial bean bag aka spunk bunker aka wedding tackle (as splitrippin might say.)

The large radius/reverse sidecut profile dominates my old NS with a 8.4ish sidecut in the crust.


haha muchas gracias. Still happy with your choice of the 167? Permnation was saying awhile back he was outgunned at WC on his 67 when they had 4 feet of fresh. I'm definitely grabbing a split-berg, just not sure which: 167 or 173.

Thanks again.

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:08 pm 
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total agreement with HFT here. The furberg does a great job in breakable crusts, allowing the rider to be much more confident and go faster. Basically, in my experience, any kind of soft variable snow is easier to ride on the furberg (than a traditional board), as the tip and tail do not want to hook, or grab, at the point at which they enter the new snow type. I think the rocker, tapered tip/tail, and long radius sidecut all work together to allow the entry/exit points of the board to more smoothly move between snow types (variations).

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:18 pm 
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I've got the 167 split. Really, really happy with it. Rode bottomless powder in Canada and here in Colorado. I don't see the need to get anything bigger for me. I'm 160# in street clothes and 5'11". I think the length of the board you want has more to do with how tall you are more than anything, but then again, I'm still a newbie when it comes to really understanding boards and all that so don't over analyze what I'm getting at.

I've never had a board that was so much fun to ride. How can it be that a board can ride so well at low speeds and high speeds? I don't know, but I like it. I've had it in tight trees, loved it. Maching in open soft snow steeps, love it. Then had to slammed on the brakes, no issues. I rode it one day at Revelstoke Mountain and it rode awesome too. Mainly soft snow, but a little bit of this and that as it was in bounds. Didn't miss it not being a solid except for the extra weight (however, this board feels lighter than others, not sure why).

It is a very different ride than I'm use to but in a good way. It turns differently and feels much looser but if you need to lock it in, it seems to do that just fine. Hard to explain.

Can't wait for spring to see how it does on steeps and slightly firmer snow, but I'm pretty sure it's going to be great. I'll report back in when I get some lines in.

Like I said, I haven't really geeked out over boards so I can't get all techie on why I like it so much, but I do. It's really hard to put this down to try other boards, but I going to. I will say that I think boards are one of those things that does depend A LOT on a person's preference and what you want so take my comments as such.

My only suggestion was to switch to Voile hooks and tip/tail clips as I think they are better when mounted correctly and easier than the K-clips. Not hate'n, just saying. I swapped mine out and like the quite tour and quick standing transitions.

Daniel, if you ever read this, thank you for taking a risk and making this board. I'm having a blast on it! :guinness:


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:52 am 
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The only criticism I have is that you have way too much snow flying into your face while riding this thing. I've been calling it The Faceshot lately. I've been riding the 167 for most of the season, it makes me feel like I can actually snowboard pretty good. I even had some people chearing me on from the chairlift while setting some fast long radius turns. That's never happened to me before i had the Furberg, I feel very capable on this board.

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:19 am 
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Since I got my furberg women want me and men want to be me...

ieism wrote:
The only criticism I have is that you have way too much snow flying into your face while riding this thing. I've been calling it The Faceshot lately.


The first time I've ever heard that complaint.

Seriously though, thanks fellas. I booted up my local hill this morning for some pre-work furberglin' with my 167 solid and it was pretty damn good. We got another 2 or 3" overnight so the conditions were a bit more forgiving than yesterday but not really. I'm thinking I will just go ahead and pull the trigger on the 67 splitty. Doubt I'll need the 173 in New Mexico, ever. Maybe in the San Juans but not here.

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