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 Post subject: Re: K2 introduces the new "Kwicker" splitboard system -
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:41 pm 
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wow, I'm a K2 fan but unimpressed. that vid in the icy snow made the finicky factor pretty blatant. Not sure why he didn't remove one slider and mount the tour mode instead of stickin'em in the snow 1st?
size 12s in tour mode w/locked in forward lean looks like a short stride and painful toes.

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 Post subject: Re: K2 introduces the new "Kwicker" splitboard system -
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:43 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:04 pm 
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I wonder how the K2 footbed height off the deck compares to a conventional split setup?

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 Post subject: Re: K2 introduces the new "Kwicker" splitboard system -
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:07 pm 
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all for new stuff in the market and companies giving it a shot. This seems kind of gimmicky though. I imagine it will be a decent system with a competitive weight. But the boot reliance is a weakness imo.. you rely on K2 for boot/binding/touring interfaces. I think the past few years have shown that certain companies are better at certain hardware. Compatibility is a big plus that lets you mix and match to get the perfect system for your own requirements.

That said, interested to see how it performs, particularly with the ride feel versus Kram/Phantom/Spark/Voile.

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 Post subject: Re: K2 introduces the new "Kwicker" splitboard system -
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:07 pm 
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philip.ak wrote:
It's hard to tell how experienced those guys were with splitting in general, or how much of the fumbling was due to lack of familiarity with the K2 components. It did not exactly seem like a ringing endorsement in real-world conditions in any case, but then it was a nice change from the drippingly-positive infomercials we are so often subjected to: "hey, let's interview the board designer and get his take on how awesome his creation is!"

Philip.ak we are not into the clicker, or kwicker binding it was the bluddy first time that we tried it. My opinion about the system is you need practice to get used to it. As you know some people like it a lot other do not. It depends on the rider.
About our experience, just check out our page and you can get a better picture of how deep we are into "splitting". http://www.splitboarding.eu/en Enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: K2 introduces the new "Kwicker" splitboard system -
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Personally speaking, 9/10 snowboard missions involve getting on an airplane for me (pushing baggage weight limits anyway), so any system that requires me to have an EXTRA set of boots just for splitboarding is a bridge too far no matter how good the system is. (hence why I am yet to go hard boots).


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:43 pm 
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enjoy the ride-

Hey, I started following you on Twitter and you sent me spam via DM, but looks like you're a good resource for European routes. I'll overlook the malware and keep you bookmarked for my next Euro adventure...

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this is embarrassing to me as a snowboarder who has put all his heart and love into snowboarding over the past 25 years

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 Post subject: Re: K2 introduces the new "Kwicker" splitboard system -
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:05 am 
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chimp wrote:
enjoy the ride-

Hey, I started following you on Twitter and you sent me spam via DM, but looks like you're a good resource for European routes. I'll overlook the malware and keep you bookmarked for my next Euro adventure...

Hey Chimp, sorry for that but our twitter account was hacked. Now everything seems fine again. If not please inform.
Did you read our story about the Jones Split-Together in Austria? http://www.splitboarding.eu/en/splitboard-news/after-ispo-split-together-splitboard-fun-jones-and-karakoram


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Another vid....


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 Post subject: Re: K2 introduces the new "Kwicker" splitboard system -
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:30 pm 
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I think the ultra split looks good, this board and the spark magneto bindings would be pretty awesome as long as something hasn't been designed finicky with those cool pucks to only work on burton specific channels...


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I am still riding Clickers as of this morning for over 15 years (and splitting with them for 13). Been told how much they suck for about... 15 years too. Was about about to give up and get some strappy bindings and boots, but now maybe not...


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 Post subject: Re: K2 introduces the new "Kwicker" splitboard system -
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So has anyone ridden these? The one shop I went to a few weeks ago the guy said they were super stiff (ski boots) and expensive ($450 ish) he said they wouldn't carry them next year. But this guy wasn't backcountry, more of a regular shop that had a couple splits . It's April now I'm sure people have ridden these, did they fix the issues of the 1990's?


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