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 Post subject: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:25 am 
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I have an opportunity to get a Venture, G3, or Never Summer at an incredible price. I'd have to sell my current Voile Mojo RX and Salomon Sickstick solid to get one but I'm convinced I could run one board for both side/backcountry and resort riding.

What do you guys think?
Which board from any of those makers would you recommend?

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 Post subject: Re: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:42 am 
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I would hold on to a solid for resort riding.


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 Post subject: Re: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:03 am 
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Matt Wood wrote:
I would hold on to a solid for resort riding.

Same here.

As a split is at 2-3x the price of a solid, I wouldn't want to wear out the split in resorts.


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 Post subject: Re: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:11 am 
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How many resort days will you get in this season? I say get the split. You wont wear it out this year. Pick up a beater deck next year

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 Post subject: Re: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:58 pm 
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Get the cheapest piece you can get it won't make any difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:39 pm 
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I usually ride the resort every other week to save money. I splitboard in between those weeks a few times on sidecountry and a few backcountry spots.

The company I work for allows me to purchase anyone of those companies at about half of street price. :bananas:

I forgot to mention we also can get Jones Boards.

Which models stand out to you guys?


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 Post subject: Re: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:57 am 
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I would score the deal with the split if possible, and try to save that extra they charge..

You can ride a high quality split as hard as you like, and for even 450 id be hella pissed if it couldn't ride a whole season, OR TWO!!!


I don't plan on spending a G a season to replace my board. :lol: buy the split- get a cheap solid off of craigslist

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 Post subject: Re: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:06 am 
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A NS or a Venture should def hold up to a few seasons of bc and resort riding. I have no idea about G3 but expect the same.

As you, I am in the PNW and I ride different boards at the resorts: generally shorter twins, more centered stance, and I like magnetraction. For BC I ride a longer board, shallower sidecut, magne is good but not as necessary, more set back, different angles. I ride my split in the resort without any issue, just ride it differently. I don't hit any rails and such on the split (even though I expect it can take it). I try to stay away from the moguls with the split too :D

My old split is NS, my new one is Furberg (but have not ridden the Furberg yet). Out of the ones you listed, I'd go with NS.

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 Post subject: Re: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:36 pm 
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Thanks for the input guys. I emailed Venture and NS they both gave recommendations as well. Venture says the Storm would be an excellent choice for my situation and NS said the SL would be their top pick.

Now where can I sell my Salomon Sick Stick and Chief bindings? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Owning just a splitboard?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:52 pm 
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All I've got are two splits, a Trapper Old Goat & a DIY Burton Fish & the remanents of my previous DIYs. Sold my last solid back in the fall along with all of my bindings. Hadn't touched the stuff in over two years other than to pack it up & move it to a new house, etc.... I know what I want and where I want to be and even if I do go and pay for a lift ticket I'll still be out on my split as those are the boards I spend all my time on, that I'm familier with and enjoy riding. I simply can't justify owning a solid... :wink:


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