• I think I am going to get up early Sunday morning and go check out Mt. Pinos. I keep saying I’m going to take my daughter there to play in the snow, so this is partly knocking the rust off, partly reconnaissance for a family daytrip. If anybody is interested in meeting up, shoot me a PM. I can’t stay too long past noon, so it’s only going to be a…[Read more]

  • Shep replied to the topic Ranger Bindings in the forum Bindings 5 years, 11 months ago

    DIN certification is expensive, long, and complicated. Any splitboard binding company that tried to do it probably wouldn’t be able to foot the bill before going out of business… When you consider that hardbooters are a niche group of a niche sport, the picture looks even worse.

    Hope this helps,
    Shep

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  • Hey all,

    Haven’t posted in probably 6 years… I moved from VT, did some more schooling in Arkansas (snow conditions there suck), and eventually made it out to SoCal last year. I am in the Santa Barbara area now, but try to get to the mountains once a month if I can… (family happened in the meantime. Hoping to get my daughter sliding on snow…[Read more]

  • Hey all,

    Haven’t posted in probably 6 years… I moved from VT, did some more schooling in Arkansas (snow conditions there suck), and eventually made it out to SoCal last year. I am in the Santa Barbara area now, but try to do to the mountains once a month if I can… (family happened, in the meantime. Hoping to get my daughter sliding on snow…[Read more]

  • I would expect the voile plates to work fine. They are designed to work with PMB’s, which have a toe welt designed for crampons. Since I haven’t heard stories of people destroying their PMB’s, I would guess it’s not that much of an issue.

    Shep

  • Shep replied to the topic To tall to split? in the forum Splitboards 11 years, 9 months ago

    +1 on the Khyber. Yes, lots of money, but hopefully you can find (a solid) one to demo (although not in the east, I would guess) No knowledge of the Mojo-RX yet, but that might be a great solution too.

    Shep

  • The Rossi Experience is not playful, but it does go like hell. It’s truly a big-mountain, drop-it-at-mach-2, super-stable board. It’s also quite light, so it’ll be interesting to see if The Solution ups the ante on light-weight sidewall-construction splits. I’m really looking forward to the Jones boards, and, if things go well, enough, wonder…[Read more]

  • killclimbz,

    Couple of details I’m hoping you can fill in… How much do you weigh? What year and length Solitude do you ride? (I have an ’08/’09 pre-rocker Solitude 161 that I love.)

    Thanks!
    Shep

  • I see you are shipping from Amherst… I’d be very interested in trying these on if I can get down there (maybe make it a point to skin Greylock and ride the Thunderbolt…) Would that be a possibility early next week if I can motivate?

    Thanks,
    Shep

  • The new style skins we cut for my buds skis came pre-attached to the tip loops… Those were tailless skins, so it would make sense if STS skins came with the tip loops unattached to adjust length.

  • Go for it… BD says they are designed for skis w/ a waist width of >110mm, and they are 160mm wide, so just about right for a Mojo. Only possible issue is that the BD skins come with tip loops already installed, so you would have to remove the screws, or buy a second set of tip loops. Maybe you could arrange a custom order from BD w/o tip-loops…[Read more]

  • Voile’s Website just updated: Light Rails and Trax bindings available Feb 15th. Get your sweetie to give you a pair for Valentines Day. 🙂

    Shep

  • To be more specific… I am usually riding tight trees, so having both poles in my hand is a nice way to get up in powder without having to pull my board off. (hold them in an X pattern to push off the ground with) Umm, yeah, I guess I’m saying I fall a lot. :bananas:

    Shep

  • In my hands or in my pack (usually pointing up). I just haven’t found a way that they won’t end up snagging on a tree sooner or later if they are strapped to the back. Trying to fit them inside is how I ended up with three piece poles even though my two piece poles are still perfectly functional. If you are worried about something stabbing you in…[Read more]

  • Shep replied to the topic s series vs. fish in the forum Splitboards 11 years, 10 months ago

    Maybe it’s the burton koolaid, but I see people riding the Fish in all conditions here in VT. It’s not just a pow board, but also a super-turney tree board. Both the NS Summit Splitty and the Khyber will be similar.

    Shep

  • With BD’s new style tip loop, I would be far more willing to buy some of their skins for my split now. Before that, no one else made a tip attachment system that I thought could handle the angled tips of the split as well as Voile’s riveted clips. hmmm… maybe I should buy myself some of BD’s mohair skins for epic split mountaineering trips……[Read more]

  • Upon further reflection, yeah, it’s not a noodle… I think I was led astray by the long nose. 🙂 It has a nice resonant “thwock” from the nose vibrating when it hits the ground that other boards I’ve ridden didn’t have. It’s also my longest board, so it’ll naturally feel a little softer in it’s flex (more leverage). We’re still awaiting a real…[Read more]

  • There were lots of questions on this comparo 2-3 season ago when the spearhead was released. You can search for more info on old threads. I got to ride both of them back then, and I seem to remember that neither is really a good quiver of one for all conditions. The equivalent length khyber to spearhead would be more like 160 to 166, not 160 to…[Read more]

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