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 Post subject: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:03 am 
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I've beed asking/dreaming of this for close to 10 years, K2 finally did it (although I'm sure they will say they thought of it on their own). May just be a proto....I'll let you know if I get any concrete info.

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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:17 am 
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Hahaha! That pic has been floating around this forum long before EL.

http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12953&hilit=FLST

It's a DIY from what I remember...


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:29 am 
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Yeah, I'm aware of FL's mod but this is the first time I've seen it in a production board. :)

This was a DIY too?


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:33 am 
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had yer coffee yet boys?

in the FLST thread first light said he saw the K2 at sia....


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:25 am 
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Can somebody explain to me why this would be so good?
I understand that you can use more angles on the bindings but is there anything else?

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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:11 am 
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Easier set-up and more precise width options, slightly lighter too due to lack of extra t-nuts


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:23 am 
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rental board empire.


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:50 pm 
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K2 isn't the only one it seems.

a burton proto from last year:
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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:44 pm 
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I believe Burton came out with the EST channel system in '09/10 (best mounting system hands down) but this is the first I've seen it on a split. I can't wait for this, especially with the Spark Edison.


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:39 pm 
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I don't trust it one bit. I've seen more than one board with the inserts (or whatever it's called on this setup) ripped out. And it wasn't a real big dude that did it.

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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:34 am 
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Yeah, the Burton EST is far from the best system out there. It works but there are reoccurring problems with it I have seen over and over and over. More to do with the bindings than the channels though there is some weirdness there too.


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:25 am 
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yea, i kinda see this as trying to solve a problem where one doesn't really exist.

i suppose rental shops might see some value in it but how small must that market be?

farbeit for me to be stifling "innovation"(?) but its a backcountry tool - it should be bomber first; slick, shiny, lightweight and convenient third. (bomber is also second) :thatrocks:

so :thumbsup: for continuing to try new stuff for split tech, :thumbsdown: for would i buy one.


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:37 pm 
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Hopefully a trend that takes hold across the whole industry - provided its bomber. Infinite stance adjustment - finally!! :bananas:


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