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 Post subject: Need some advice before I pull the trigger.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:49 pm 
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Hey guys. Been trolling for awhile and about to buy a split but;

Tried doing some searches, but didn't have much luck...

I am currently riding a Raptor X, with a waist of 26.8cm. I am really eyeing up some sales on the Venture Zephyr or the Storm. Both in the longer form have a waist of 26 not in the wide option. I am having a hard hard time finding some deals or leftover stock on wide splitboards, so is 0.8cm really a big deal? Especially with my bindings being elevated a little bit more on the split?

Thoughts and advice? Also based on the Raptor, which board do you think would be more suited?

Thanks everyone!


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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice before I pull the trigger.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:36 pm 
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What size boots and what is the stance angle of each binding?

A 260 should be enough unless you are a size 11 with your feet straight across.

Tactics has a smoking sale on Venture boards.

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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice before I pull the trigger.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:05 pm 
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I ride size 13 Malamutes at 15/15. I have tried none duck stances but actually get bad pains in my back foot.
Before my Raptor I was riding a Legacy which is only 0.4cm less then the Ventures.

Yeah, the site at Tactics +10% is what has me really wanting to make something happen. I have a bunch of crap on Kijiji and I just need one bite and I think my wife is gonna let me do it (ill sneak the kit and skins into the purchase too cus that is just being fruggle :D )


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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice before I pull the trigger.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:12 pm 
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I used to ride Burton Canyons and Floaters (268-272 wide) myself and was a little dismayed by the selection of wide splits at first. Now there are some approaching that width. My back foot is +15 and that could cause some drag on narrow boards with my size 11 boot, but I notice it less in the backcountry than at resorts. You would be losing less than half an inch in width with a 260 board, though you do have some waffle stompers for boots. For the sale price I guess I'd go for it and just not do a lot of carving or increase your angle a hair if need be.

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Never Summer SL 163X
Burton Spliff 148
Voile Mojo RX 166
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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice before I pull the trigger.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:26 pm 
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AdamBQ wrote:
Thoughts and advice? Also based on the Raptor, which board do you think would be more suited?

Thanks everyone!


I ride a raptor x solid and an odin-w split. They ride similar and love to charge. If you cant get an odin get the storm.

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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice before I pull the trigger.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:43 pm 
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I like the Zephyr because even at 160 the waist is 260, whereas I have to go up to a 166 with the storm to get the 160 waist. Gah, so torn, I want something a little playful that I might be able to ride a bit of switch if my legs get tired, so the Zephyr seems to fit this a bit better then the Storm. . .

Im finding picking a split way harder then when I picked my other boards.


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