Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:55 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: DIY/DIM vs. Manufactured splitboards
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:16 pm
Posts: 346
Ok, I'm sure there is a thread out their about this but I didn't see it.

Before I pull the trigger on a Venture or Prior for a about a grand I need to ask the pros and cons of a manufactured split Vs. sending a my old NS Premire to Monk for a DIM split. I'm sure the latter is cheaper but what are the performance tradeoffs?
Thanks

_________________
It is diffucult to assess ones own fuckedupness
Jones Solution 164, Fuse baseplates w/BM Bisquits, Salomon Malamutes


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DIY/DIM vs. Manufactured splitboards
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:34 am
Posts: 478
Location: Teton Valley, ID.
I noticed the main performance difference was the lack of center edge while skinning and split skiing.
Secondary would be the continuity of ride in board mode. Manufactured boards are designed to be split. DIY boards aren't (of course). I have no experience with custom manufacture splits.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DIY/DIM vs. Manufactured splitboards
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:16 pm
Posts: 346
Yeah, I had tought about he interior edge issue and figured if I did go the with spliting an existing board I'd try sending into Monk151 since he inlays an interior edge. The continuity of ride while in board mode is my main consern (what's the point of having a split for asent if it limmits your decent options).

_________________
It is diffucult to assess ones own fuckedupness
Jones Solution 164, Fuse baseplates w/BM Bisquits, Salomon Malamutes


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DIY/DIM vs. Manufactured splitboards
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:43 pm
Posts: 439
Location: Western Washington
After splitting 3 of my own, here are a few thoughts. On a pow stick, little to no difference will be noted on torsional stiffness. On a somewhat normal length board under most of the conditions I ride, I have felt little difference in torsional flex, in a 155-165 length board. Longer sticks, like my 178 Oxygen, I've noted some loss of torsional stiffness, but not enough to worry me. I can carve that thing as well split as I could solid. I believe for the most part this is blown way out of proportion. I would add that for a board built with a very light core, and fairly long (175+) your mileage may vary, as you could feel it under those circumstances. :duel: Some may disagree, oh well!!

_________________
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them (Frederick Douglass)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], sometimesdylan and 13 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