Sometimes I think about splitboard, couple of my friends have one, and really happy. I'm a 100kilos 1.95cm tall, 7yrs of experience, softboots, hardboots for carving, so if I'd go for one, this needed to be long and fast. Need regular radius board, Euphoria is not a way to go. I have(standing next to my wall): -Donek Incline 180w. -Winterstick 183 -Rossignol Undertaker 198
What can I consider for my splitboard? 0. Split my Incline. It is quite stiff, so I don't bother about the performance. This is not a swallow, but it makes easier to ride some harder places. I got some doubts, how it will act on a hard pack, when I push it hard. 1. Voile V-tail - $600 for a split looks like a nice price, doesn't it? 2. Prior Swallow - I can go for custom, carbon construction. 3. Anything else? Long and stiff.
I got some doubts how the DIY split will compare to factory splits and how does the Voile compare to Prior? I don't want to spend a tons of a money, because I need a new race board too.
I already got a -Rossi Untkr 198 -winterstick swallow and looking for -apo swallow -Subj: V-tail say 180 or 190.
Can you compare them? I guess rossi will be perfect for a staight line fast runs, and winterstick for a treeruns. I've never tried any, gonna do it this weekend. Apo is quite stiff, but I like it. Never seen one in person, though. I wonder hot a V-tail comares to first three? Just don't wanna get another swallow, just because it is split.
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:51 am Posts: 690 Location: Surfing or Splitboarding Downunder
TLN Apo swallow I haven't got a split of this but they are STIFF. large radius side cut so these are big mountain boards. I've been on the 205 in hard packed Australian conditions and it flies. You would want this in a un-wooded areas for masssssive carving V-tail 180 or 190. I've only got these in stock, brand new. My first factory split was a Voile 178 swallow. The nose on it is soft and long so the board rides quite short, a little heavy but the board has sidewalls unlike most Voile swallows. I have two of these, one blue and white one Blue with flames.
My fav solid swallow is the Taro Tamai Big fish 164. (soft boots)
My fav splits are the Voile 178 and the DIY Winterstick. The Winterstick is only for deep POW (soft boots), the Voile will go anywhere!(hardboots)
If only I didn't have to travel 8000 km to get the Deeeeeeep
I'm making some new boards for Japan soon and sorry to say they wont be Swallows, I've plenty.
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