• My sled/shred/day trip/light over night pack is the Black Diamond Outlaw avalung. It’s like a 30L pack and I absolutley love it. After a full season and a summer it still lools brand new. I dig the intagrated avalung, hydration compatibility and how much shit i can pack. My big pack is a Deuter Guide 65+, very big and very comfortable. Both lacks…[Read more]

  • I’ve gotta second flylow, but I prefer the more freeride fit of the stash pants. 2 seasons and I use em for everything. Only issue I had was both pocket suppers failed, but I sent them back and the repaired them for no cost aside from the 8 bucks it cost to ship. They have huge outside zips plus inner zips, they are super light weight and work as…[Read more]

  • I always recommend a DIY for a first timer. For one building them are really fun, secondly as a first time splitter, learning to skin will do a lot of damage to your board. As you split more you will learn what type for terrain you like and can purchase a factory split if you wish. That way if you decide to drop a grand on a new deck, you won’t…[Read more]

  • Totally normal, I’ve never seen a board with no light showing through the cut, factory or DIY. As for the end, you can adjust the pucks to eliminate that.

  • Whoops posted from the work computer, sorry bout that! That replay above was from me :rock:

  • First ride impression

    Even though we just had a fresh 10″ dump a few days ago, yesterday yielded some extremely spring like conditions! The low lands had gotten rain (HEAVY rain) and then it all froze. Having fresh skins made all the difference!! Anyways, once we got to the top of our intended line, we found the fresh snow had been completely sun…[Read more]

  • I have not used the pin through the brackets, nor is this a comparison between the two. I had only mentioned it because that is the only option I have personally seen to address the movement between the board halves in the center of the board. If you are interested in those, simply go to a hardware store and buy a long piece of steel and make an…[Read more]

  • I would highly recommend adding the Voile Palindrome to your list. I rode it at a demo a few weeks back and that board rips. The added flat section under the touring bracket makes the boart quite a bit more stable than full reverse camber boards. I didn’t get a tour on it, but I can only imagine the skinning to be improved over a full reverse…[Read more]

  • B-P replied to the topic What difference does it make? in the forum Bindings 10 years ago

    Stiff bindings are more responsive to movements so you get very quick actions with less input. Softer bindings give a looser ride (slightly) and allow for more flex in tweaks and grabs.

  • Love my expeditons, put 3 seasons on so far and put them through the ringer for abuse. I had some twist lock ones before and I hated those with a passion. We got a preview of next years poles and they are even sicker than the current ones. They have carbon fiber compactors and a 3piece whippet, wich is basically an expedition with the whippet…[Read more]

  • @philip.ak wrote:

    You can’t use the aluminum LT pins with the Voile steel brackets. You would saw through them in short order without the plastic bushings the LT brackets have.

    Its funny you mention that, I actually went out 2 springs ago and grabbed my spare split with standard steel brackets. Like an idiot I totally spaced on the pins! I…[Read more]

  • B-P replied to the topic Mojo Rx too sloppy in the forum Splitboards 10 years ago

    I have had this come up often lately and I have found it has way more to do with the installation of the hooks more so than which option you choose. Most if not all factory splits I have worked on have very sloppy hooks. They do not line up the ends of the boards well and are not set very tight at all. The issue gets really bad with older factory…[Read more]

  • B-P replied to the topic Quiet around here in the forum Snowmo Splitters 10 years ago

    Just waiting on more snow and we will start breaking out the splits. Been spending a lot of time just working on the sled skills this month haha!

  • I am nervous about epoxy sticking to the screw so I put a small square of tape over the hole to keep any epoxy out of the threads.

  • I hope they work out for ya, I loved the look of the boards when I used the helicoils, plus less holes drilled through the board should make it less prone to cracking at the touring brackets. I too used the epoxy trick, it just pulled more wood out haha all screws were also torqued with a torque limit screwdriver, the same I use when mounting…[Read more]

  • Just a note on the heli coils, tried them on splits and every single one of them ripped out. There are two types of heli coils, those meant to repair metal threads (Snowboard repair ones from SVST and the ones you show in the pic from napa) and the ski insert ones for wood/foam ski binding repairs. The wood ones are much thicker and stronger, as…[Read more]

  • Just a note on the heli coils, tried them on splits and every single one of them ripped out. There are two types of heli coils, those meant to repair metal threads (Snowboard repair ones from SVST and the ones you show in the pic from napa) and the ski insert ones for wood/foam ski binding repairs. The wood ones are much thicker and stronger, as…[Read more]

  • I like Chimps mentality, these are tools to access some of the best terrain in a given area, I ride my splits with little to no regard for their safety or cosmetic appearance! I am on season #2 with my DIY Rossi Experience and it has cracks, dings, scratches and missing tnut pucks, and still rides as good as they day she first saw snow.

    You are…[Read more]

  • There is a few dealers on here in Canada, buying through one of those will make shipping even easier, I am sure they would accomodate your situation.

    Just remember, they may ding you a hefty fee to put the board on the plane when you go home, so plan ahead and ship the board home before you go to the airport!

  • Typically a waterjet place will charge $150 for a first cut, and they will usually do a couple boards. Really depends om the location, 90% or places we have contacted in the past won’t even work with us because its such a low hours job. Most of these places do multi thousand dollar projects everyday, so helping snowboarders is pretty low priority…[Read more]

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