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 Post subject: First DIY project
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Hi splitboarding is pretty new for me, so I have a few questions. I bought a DIY kit from voilé and I'm planning on splitting my Burton Seven 160. Would it be a good board for it?
http://imgur.com/6QTsxRb
http://imgur.com/j20U0nL
http://imgur.com/vSewByX


The only problem i see are thoses holes right in the middle of the board, where I should saw it. I don't know, it looks like t-nut underneath.
http://imgur.com/SmXf5Nb

Would it be a huge problem? What kind of blade should I use?

Thanks

AJ


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 Post subject: Re: First DIY project
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:28 am 
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Whether the Burton Seven is a good board to split or not depends on your expectations. For all I know it's a pretty soft board, isn't it? Most people tend to split pretty stiff boards. I have recently made my first DIY using my old soft Nitro and I'm extremely happy with it. Being an unexperienced splitter I didn't want to spend a lot of money and screw it up.

So my personal opinion: go for it!

Regarding the Burton inserts: Those are not a huge problem! Have a look at this German website:

http://www.wildschnee.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132&Itemid=270

Mr Wildschnee (he's also in this forum using the nickname "Burton") is a very experienced splitboard manufacturer and he has successfully split some Burton boards. Just have a look at the pictures and if you have any problems with translating the instructions feel free to ask me or him directly.

Dani


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 Post subject: Re: First DIY project
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Use a high quality carbide blade and you will cut right through those inserts.


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 Post subject: Re: First DIY project
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:01 pm 
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Listen to Zude, I just split a Burton board and used a cheap carbide blade. My board paid the price as its a ugly split. It still mates fine and rides great but looks bad.

Go slow and buy the best carbide blade you can find.

Also call around and see if someone will water jet cut it locally for you. I'm using that option on my next one. Found a guy for $20 but there is risk in that as well.

Good luck an enjoy measuring everything 10 times.


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 Post subject: Re: First DIY project
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Bienvenu AJ to the fun of DIY split. Spend a lot of time getting your line and guide well set up and as mentioned, use a good blade. Take your time and watch a bunch of videos on youtube and read through the how-to's on this forum and if you are handy, you can do it.

I made mine 3 years ago now and it still rocks like a champ.

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