Post subject: Re: Has Anyone spilt a Venture Euphoria?
Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:19 am
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am Posts: 1431 Location: Colorado
Anytime you cut a solid board to make it a DIY split you will loose both longitudinal and torsional stiffness, and the board will not ride perfectly as designed. Talking with Klem (from Venture), I came to understand how they make their splits end up with the same flex as their solids. My understanding is that both the splits and the solids have the same layup, but the core profiles and the arrangement of the two different wood types (softer poplar and stiffer ash) are changed to better support the loads of a splitboard. So, a DIY Euphoria Split will not equal a Venture factory Euphoria Split. That said, this is a true pow specific board (indeed, it will not turn in non pow conditions), so perhaps the loss of stiffness will not be an real issue...