Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:26 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: East coast splitboard suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:56 pm
Posts: 375
Location: Jay Peak, VT
Alright, i've had a splitboard for 5 seasons. My first board was a Burton Cascade 170. Loved that board but fairly heavy. I bought Voile Mojo 171 for 08 and got some sparks II. Love the lighter stuff... but the board isn't the best ride out there compare to my Malolo and Fish that i use inbounds.

I'd like a board that would simply float better and handle the tight trees we have on the EC. I would like a shorter board as well... driving the long 171 in pow just after riding the Fish 160 is always harder... especially because it floats less!

Right now, i'm looking at 2 options:

- Prior Khyber-r 165 :: Canadian company. Good reviews. I know it's a geo that i'll love. I'm curious about the rockered boards... My riding partner just got one and loves it after only one try compare to his Mojo from last year.

- Venture Euforia (166/25 or 167/26) :: Seems like a great company. Love their ethics and way of thinking. Everyone here seem to enjoy their boards but i've never actually seen one. I'm curious about size... 25.4mm waist boards have always worked fine... I wear size 10US boots... so no issues... but wondering about the size... Opinions on this???

Obviously, i love tapered boards. I'm also very curious about rockered boards... I prefer a softer board for pow. I got plenty of stiff boards for inbounds. I want floatation and maneuverability

I would still keep the mojo and would have only one set of Sparks to use on both boards. The mojo would be used on big tours with crappier snow... The new board would be used on epic pow days only.

So, am i missing something? Anything i'm overlooking? Brands i should look into?

Thanks for the feedback!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: East coast splitboard suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:48 pm
Posts: 163
Location: New England
Have you thought about going even smaller? I'm 5'9" 165 lbs w/o gear and I ride a 154 Malolo for resort pow, a 162 split and a 155 groomer board. I love the 154, it is the perfect size for the tight trees and floats very well. I wish my split was around 157. The 162 feels too heavy and long for tighter trees. It feel unnecessary.

If you go with a rockered board, you could definitely go shorter. Just a thought.

BTW - I'm also on the East Coast

_________________
http://www.rightsideproductions.com
http://www.checkyourpins.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/checkyourpins
Instagram: http://instagram.com/checkyourpins
Facebook: http://facebook.com/checkyourpins


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: East coast splitboard suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:56 pm
Posts: 375
Location: Jay Peak, VT
rightsider wrote:
Have you thought about going even smaller? I'm 5'9" 165 lbs w/o gear and I ride a 154 Malolo for resort pow, a 162 split and a 155 groomer board. I love the 154, it is the perfect size for the tight trees and floats very well. I wish my split was around 157. The 162 feels too heavy and long for tighter trees. It feel unnecessary.


I'm 6' and 180lbs w/o gear... with a pack and all the equipment, i guess around 200lbs... So a 160 Fish is perfect as well as the Malolo 162.

I think a board somewhere around 162-166 should do the trick... I was scared of getting the Mojo in 166 since it lacked a tapered shape...

rightsider wrote:
BTW - I'm also on the East Coast


Cool! Which area?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: East coast splitboard suggestions?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:20 pm
Posts: 59
Location: Waterbury Center, VT
I'm about the same size as you, and I'm on a Khyber 160. It has never felt too short here on the EC.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: East coast splitboard suggestions?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:27 pm
Posts: 26
Location: SF/ North Lake Tahoe
I'd stay away from the Mojo in the smaller size. I love it out here on the west coast...but i did a tour on it once back east visiting family and its just tough to wiggle through trees given its shape.

Ever think of custom splitting a non-ics channel Fish? That would be the sh*t i would imagine back east in the woods.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: East coast splitboard suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:40 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:27 am
Posts: 104
Location: Jay Peak
Im in the same boat as you. The mojo turns like a tank in the tight stuff.
Ive been thinking about splitting a smokin pinner. They are very fish like but with the Magnetraction and normal inserts so you dont have that fish issue. Im broke now but I think for next season I think I will see if I can get Jay to make me one without the completely ugly graphics so that I can split it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: East coast splitboard suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:45 am
Posts: 2
I'm an east coast rider and have several Venture boards. One being the Euphoria 160 narrow (my foot is a size 7). It does well in tight trees and floats with little effort. With a size 10 you probably want a medium with but ask the good people at Venture whats best for you. I also ride the 157 Helix Twin for icy resort riding. The Zeypher is another sweet deck. I have a few different sizes and ride them depending on my mood and snow conditions. Hope that helps.

Ben


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: East coast splitboard suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:56 pm
Posts: 375
Location: Jay Peak, VT
torn66 wrote:
Ever think of custom splitting a non-ics channel Fish? That would be the sh*t i would imagine back east in the woods.


And i do happen to have a Fish and a Malolo lying around now that i have the new ICS version...

Could try and split my own...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: East coast splitboard suggestions?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:03 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:27 am
Posts: 104
Location: Jay Peak
well if you dont decide to then I'll take em off you hands and do it myself.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 62daveUK, BobGnarly, Chef_Ben, Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media and 16 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