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  • #624682
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    On a related note, John Scurlock will be putting on a slideshow at the Bellingham REI 1/20 at 6pm. Wicked eye candy.http://www.pbase.com/nolock

    #620579
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Bump. We need to pack the place.

    #623316
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Effit, the clicker bindings are free, buyer pays shipping.

    #582367
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    My first thought was hang it on the wall next to the other vintage boards and get a modern board to ride. But what the hell, ride it if the price is right. If you drop coin on a newer board and decide splittin’s not your thing you can sell the board. Splits seem to hold their value more than solid boards. I’ve seen people fire up the credit card in REI on a new Prior only to return it at the end of the season. Food for thought.

    #624204
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Ok, I get why it would work in pow. What about every other condition in the BC? Windpack, ice etc. I’m thinking that in an ugly steep chute survival riding situation the rockered tips would turn up and not offer much control. Anyone? Cuz I’m just guessing. Also, and this is just an anectodal observation but the people who I see riding rockered around the resort are sliding their turns, riding slow and generally not hard charging. Intermediates rejoice your learning curve just got shorter?

    #623725
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Split skis will work great for haulin’ meat. Sounds fun. You are a big dude so you’re gonna want something in the 170cm range, maybe 180. Voile, Venture and Prior all make big boards.

    #623526
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    A friend ordered a Winterstick swallowtail from them, paid full price, board shows up and it’s a blem board, rear insert pack is off center, topsheet graphics offset and base has defects. Paid full price for a factory second. Weak shit.

    #623412
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Preaching to the choir here. Another vote for TJ’s mangoes and TJ’s coconut date rolls!

    #623361
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    pm sent

    #623305
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Good points above. Another thing to consider is your weight with all your gear. Clothes and pack and you are probably pushing 200 lbs. The 163 will be fine most of the time but when it gets truly deep I’d go 167 or bigger. Quiver time. I can’t speak to rockered boards though.

    #620490
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    This looks legit. Way to motivate. Noticed a spelling error on the poster, figured you’d catch it before the final print though.

    #617998
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Depends on the cost. Would probably make my own if too pricey. Looks fun.

    #617975
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Too legit to quit, last week at Baker 2′ of pow:

    #617350
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Yep, what he said. Removing the thumb tab and rounding off the leading edge help to reduce drag.
    Mine only move if I scrape a tree or something. We could be talking about a difference in the prevailing local conditions,
    what is this deep/crusty skin track you speak of? Kidding. If the manufacturers jump on this maybe they could offer both styles(fixed/not), options you know?
    But if they don’t I’m happy to keep making my own. I plan to make some fixed hooks using the existing bolts on my Burton in the next few days.

    #617346
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    I agree, theres no going back to the stock hooks.
    I know Voile is making improvements for 2010, wonder if
    split hooks are on their radar?
    -lighter
    -faster transitions
    -less snow build up on deck
    -low profile
    What’s not to love?

    #614557
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    prestonf, that shot of Colchuck is nice.


    #617344
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Snurfer– Wicked. They look like talons. Keep us posted on how they hold up.
    I’m curious to see how small you can go before they just…break.

    burton– Man, I’m freaking out, not because that picture is friggin huge,
    but because I have the same tile in my kitchen! Serious tho, nice work, I enjoy seeing the stuff you come up with. That POM hook is what I want to do in aluminum. Did you mount them thru the base?

    #617341
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    For my next DIY board I want to make the hooks a little smaller
    by rounding off the corners and explore different hardware options.
    I’m thinking countersunk M4 with a barrel nut from the base side
    or a tap-in insert or wood screw.
    Tap-in inserts are appealing, 8 less holes in the base.
    I like the idea of a low profile(think Sparks dynafit adapters),
    fixed position split hook.

    #617377
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Man, this TR is way too long, and way too SICK. My ass is kicked just looking at the pics.
    I saw your slushy looking crew walking back from Red Mt. on Friday. Nice work. Were there alot of folks up for the highway opening?

    #617338
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Depends on weather of course, the volcanoes can be a tricky call because they make their own. Add another vote for Hwy 20, the North Cascades hold snow longer, mid-may is usually a go.

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