Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:45 pm Posts: 15 Location: oaktownbootyville, ca US
I've been lurking here for a while, waiting for the right moment to jump in. Here it is. I'm making a series of splitboards for my Master's program in Industrial Design. Your opinions are important to me in designing great boards because you are the experts.
In exchange for answering my questions on the subject, I'll send 2 splitboard.com vinyl stickers, hot off the press, to the first 100 people to respond!
Thanks in advance. I really appreciate your time and thoughts. Please include the question number with each answer. Remember to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and your splitboard.com username so I can see your results and mail you your stickers.
1. How many years have you been snowboarding?
2. Approximate the number of tours you have completed on a splitboard.
a. 1-5 b. 5-20 c. 21+
3. Please list the brand, model, year and length of your splitboard.
4. Rate the appropriate stiffness of a splitboard for backcountry
riding on a scale of 1-5, 1 being the most flexible and 5 being
the most stiff.
5. Is lightweight gear important to you? Yes or No.
6. List the order of importance of the following characteristics when
you consider a splitboard: brand, camber, core material, graphics,
reinforcement materials (glass/carbon), stiffness, tip shapes, weight.
7. Is stability at high speeds more important than agility in turns
in backcountry snowboarding? Yes or No.
8. Do you move your stance more than one insert forward or back?
Often, Sometimes or Never.
9. Is the ability to move your stance more than one insert forward or
back important to you? Yes or No.
10. How many tours out of every 10 you take, do you ride on
non-breakable crust or hardpack?