Hi all, I have been having a bit of a look at the new Volkl Cashew Split http://www.voelkl-snowboards.com/produc ... t-kit.html It comes with the voile kit and custom skins, the skins clip to it so I am not sure if it means no more glue? Can anyone shed any light on that? I almost bought one of them last year as a solid model, a good pow board but solid enough for mixed conditions. The price point is appealing - but I would love to hear an independant review of the product. I don't even know if these are available in the states where most of you are? I am uk based but spend plenty of time in france in the winter. It will be my first split. So cash is a bit of an issue, no 2nd hand gear available in UK... Looked at the Panoramic (K2) but I reckon I would want the 168 as I am a bigger fella, most other packages are out of the price range although I am open to suggestion
Otherwise I could cut another board, I have a 163 Allian Peter Strom 2006 which could be a Contender for the saw.... The money saved could go on an extra week in the mountains. I would appreciate any thoughts at all Cheers
I got one...... Just received it, looks killer, the shape reminds me of a sick stick, but it is tapered slightly. Construction quality is perfect, the hemp topsheet is actually fabric???? I thought it may be glassed into it. It is very thin and consequently feels quite light, I haven't weighed it, I will wait until I have mounted it up with my bindings which will be a copy of what Rugty makes. Can't wait to get out there
Had a few resort runs & just got back from 1st little tour on the cashew - about 800m up and down on mellow terrain, breakable crust - annoying. Its pretty nimble on the piste - and playful with the rocker - switch rides fine. in the resort powder a couple of days ago it was nice in the steeper and very deep stuff - tail sinking in nicely for a secure "stally" feeling - it pops onto the surface ok-ish but i am comparing with a 172 mullet that i normally cruise the fresh on. I reckon i need to tweak the stance a bit - front foot back a bit and more open angle. Got more fresh falling in france right now so will ride resort tommorow and split out again over the weekend when the crowds return. Oh i think the ski mounts may be a bit too far back as I found the tails really sinking as i was skinning up, I was using a lot of energy breaking trail through the crust which had about 3in of fresh ontop of it.