Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:45 pm Posts: 844 Location: hopefully not at work
I'm going to say I LOVE THIS BOARD! I'm on the 162. I'm 5' 7", 150 plus gear. I've had it in almost every condition, minus the deepest day ever, which I bet would be awesome. It's been great in all. Corn is super fun, steeps it is good edge to edge on turns. At speed in deeper snow, it sits up awesome. It is maneuverable, but also mocks at speed. Its amazing how versatile it is. I feel that it can make turns like a Venture Odin, but be as nimble as a shorter board. I'm converted.
A few nocks on the board are: 1) Karakorum hardware I am not a fan of. I would prefer the Voile hardware. I hate K-clips and the hooks, personally, I think they are junk, they don't snap in as well as they are a harder material then Voile. 2) The topsheet is not as bomber as other companies, like Never Summer or Venture 3) The rocker profile doesn't skin as well as other boards with camber or flat under foot.
But its awesome!
Thanks for this! I haven't had a chance to ride it yet, but I picked up a Furberg 162 split from the demo sale. Stoked!
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:38 pm Posts: 385 Location: Eugene and Coos Bay, Oregon.
Looks like Furberg is making some changes to their design. This is from an email I got back from them regarding the new design. I look forward to finding out more.
"For the 2015 splitboards there are some changes. Most importantly we have added a bit of camber to the center section, which gives the board more grip and makes it a bit more reactive. The camber also improves the grip while skinning. We have slightly increased the effective edge to improve stability and grip, but there's still enough reverse sidecut to make the board really catch free and easy to maneuver. Also the durability has improved a lot with thicker bases, a more supportive wood around the edges, scratch resistant top sheet etc. The splitboard will be available in the following lengths: 160, 164, 168 and 172
In a week or two we will start taking pre-orders with an early bird discount. If you'd like to receive more info about the new boards and pre-ordering I'll sign you up to our newsletter."
The specs for the 160: Waist: 265mm Nose: 286mm Tail: 275mm Radius: 18m Setback: 35mm
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:16 am Posts: 490 Location: Salida, Flagstaff
It will be interesting to get feedback from people who get the chance to ride both Furberg designs. There are a lot of happy riders on the fully rockered version. I expect this one will be good too.
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I expect Furberg will nail it again, and even better this time. Some between-foot camber? A little longer running surface? These are far from radical changes; fact is they're running on feedback from some of the best riders in the world riding some of the most hardcore lines in snowboarding history... Building upon and refining already excellent, revolutionary design ideas. Furberg deserves the benefit of the doubt; looking forward to hearing ride reports.
(Except that they're not making a 183. )
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