• My best advice for picking up a new board if you haven’t splitted is to find something that is good in all conditions and cheaper the better. Once you’ve decided that you do actually use it lots and find out the conditions you end up riding mostly then pick up something more specific to your riding needs.

  • Never summer has a split version of the board your riding right now. You could have your same board in split. Otherwise just check out the webpages for those companies and they’ll have a good write up on each board. And as for the Jones I’d be sceptical in purchasing for a few more years, sounds like some real duds have been pumped out of that factory.

  • Hey, thought I’m chime in and try and help you a little as I’m in the market for a new split and have been doing lots of research on boards lately.

    First you gotta figure out what kind of conditions/riding your going to be mostly riding. If your just getting into splittingdef try and look for a all around all mountain shape. Its a good time to…[Read more]

  • @jerrett wrote:

    I’ve ridden the unicorn chaser, it was a lot of fun and pretty much fits the description of what you are looking for, a short agile board that likes to be surfed in pow and in steep & deep trees. They aren’t kidding when they say it floats like a big swallowtail and turns like a shortboard.

    If you want you can take my Odin for a…

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  • @barrows wrote:

    “…Ventures are better in the open terrain compared with others yet not as nimble and playfull in the tighter terrain…”

    The above is not my experience at all, that is my point. As mentioned, my Storm rips tight trees easily, the rocker and taper makes it super maneuverable. A board with camber will be less “playful”, as it…

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  • I totally disagree that Ventures are somehow “only” for big lines! Where does this nonsense come from? Like I said, my 166 Storm is my everyday board, and we ride lots of smaller terrain and tight trees and techy steep lines around here-in fact, this is what we ride most of the winter, as the avy danger is usually too high to get into the…

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  • @Jefe009 wrote:

    My :twocents: …

    I have a Venture Zephyr and a Mojo Rx. For the one board that does it all, I’d go with the Voile anyday. Very fun and snappy board, the Ventures are in a whole other league in terms of being a ‘serious’ board that handle big terrain, but not as quick edge to edge and IMHO are better for open terrain where you…

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  • Hmm, interesting that you prefer the Venture over the BC, why is that? Shape or construction? It sounds like you encounter more variable conditions then I would so I can see why the storm would be good for you yet probably not the best for me as I’m rarely in big mountain alpine lines and if I am its because the conditions are perfect.

    How do you…[Read more]

  • Hey, I’m 5’9 175 and definitely prefer riding shorter boards. So much of the riding I do is in steep trees rather that big open terrain that the need for quick snappy turns with a shorter board is a priority over big open speed turns that a longer board gets you. I’d def max out at a 165 board.

    As for skill level I’d say a solid intermediate to…[Read more]

  • I can chime in on the Kyber, Have ridden one for 3 years now, its an older full camber one. Great powder board obviously, but if your looking for a do it all board then I’d look at something more well rounded. Not the greatest in spring conditions or crud. Great board to have in a quiver but not really a do it all board.

  • jyacub replied to the topic Prior Khyber sizing in the forum Prior 10 years, 8 months ago

    Rode A 165 full Camber Kyber for the last 3 years, Float is definitely NOT going to be a concern. I would easily ride a 160 (I weigh 175lbs) as it floats great and but would prefer to have the shorter board for maneuverability

    Anyway you’ll enjoy whatever size you get.

  • nice one…

  • @paulster wrote:

    People need to really stop paying any attention to “Global Warming” or “Climate Change”. It is seriously a load of BS. On a geological scale humans have not been taking reports of weather to have the remotest idea on whether or not we are affecting climate change. We just came out of an ICE AGE. Of course the earth is going to be…

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  • People need to really stop paying any attention to “Global Warming” or “Climate Change”. It is seriously a load of BS. On a geological scale humans have not been taking reports of weather to have the remotest idea on whether or not we are affecting climate change. We just came out of an ICE AGE. Of course the earth is going to be warming up.…[Read more]

  • Smith Phenom with sensor mirror lens!! Great for low vis. Scour ebay and you`ll find lots of great deals on last year models. I picked my up for $75.

  • @samh wrote:

    I use a floor-less tent, in particular the Golite Shangri-La 2.

    Having a floor-less shelter allows you to dig down into the snow. If the pack is deep enough you can dig down and then out under the walls to create a sleeping area outside the footprint of the tent. Then the middle part of the tent is available for standing around…

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  • I`ve got the Dueter Freerider pro. Basically the same as the Code I believe. Can`t go wrong with either.

    Its got all the bells and whistles needed for day trips plus Bomber construction, solid zips, great hip belt and unjustability. Can`t really complain about much. Might be a bit heavy but its either durable or light weight. This pack is durable.

  • I believe K2 is putting out splitboard specific skins for 2012 with tip and tail attachments. Would be nice not to worry about getting snow under your tail and having a skin come off. I always carry hockey tape for this reason cause my glue sucks and I keep procrastinating re-gluing them.

    http://www.splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10376