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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Straight edges in the inside, to have maximum hold when it's most crucial: during kickturns/switchbacks on steep ascents.


This would be the only reason I see for straight edge inner. Maybe someone can explain the theory for magna on the innner edge. Nobody from Jones can explain this to me. Someone make sense of this for me please.


Theoretically it should bite better. You are increasing the PSI where the edge contacts the snow, so you bite deeper with less force. Also, serration (as edge is dragged across the snow). Easier scribing.

Switching board halves originated from the early days when all splitboards were homemade, so in order to have a metal edge where you wanted it (i.e. inside), you had to switch your halves. Keeping the clip gear clear so it didn't get banged up was a side benefit, but not the reason for switching. It's propagated as a habit ever since then even though most splits now have inside metal edges.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:57 pm 
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splitboards were designed to not switch the halves. this gives better grip or something like that, also something to do with breaking trail in skinny ski tracks if I remember :scratch:, I don't know it was explained to me when I used to work there, but I forget :doobie: the issue is it is easier to catch your tip tail on the rivet for the tip/tail clips. Originally all voile hardware had a tip/tail deflector that guarded that rivet.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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Switching halves came about from the instructions that came with the original Burton splits (a la Craig Kelly) that had the ying/yang hooks on each board half that would clack and catch if you didn't switch halves for skinning. I know cause I had the problem, thought WTF, and decided to read the manual.

I still switch halves and see no reason to stop as there is still hardware on the inside edge to hang up on and I have no problem with edge hold.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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Actually, switching board halves came about the day after we mounted the first 15 hooger boogers with proto hardware because the chinese hooks were fixed and you'd catch the board on um if the halves weren't switched.
In answer to the question...yup.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:28 am 
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jive stick wrote:
Actually, switching board halves came about the day after we mounted the first 15 hooger boogers with proto hardware because the chinese hooks were fixed and you'd catch the board on um if the halves weren't switched.
In answer to the question...yup.


Thanks for speaking up and clarifying, Jive Stick. I was wondering when you or Cowboy would see this thread... Nice to hear it from the horses mouth. Cheers! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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executive order #6089: if you shred with poles in hands then do not switch halves when skinning.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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da prez wrote:
executive order #6089: if you shred with poles in hands then do not switch halves when skinning.


yo, I don't get it... :scratch:

I definitely ride with poles in my back hand and I definitely switch halves when skinning. Share some insight on order #6089.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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da prez wrote:
executive order #6089: if you shred with poles in hands then do not switch halves when skinning.


You can't choom while holding onto your poles, dude.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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@KR exactly. as a result of your non-compliance you will be detained indefinitely at fema camp #666.

executive order #6090: if you shred with poles in hand thou shall not choom.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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jive stick wrote:
Actually, switching board halves came about the day after we mounted the first 15 hooger boogers with proto hardware because the chinese hooks were fixed and you'd catch the board on um if the halves weren't switched.
In answer to the question...yup.


I defer of course to Mr. Athey.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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pics or it didn't happen jivestick. :wink:

hooger booger, now that is oldskool. :thatrocks:


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 Post subject: Re: Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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Me and the crew pay people to carry our packs and switch our halves while we pose for photos. Nice to see da prez up in here. Bless- BBD


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