Forums DIY and Mods Anyone ever split a Nidecker?
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    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Anybody have experience splitting a Nidecker Megalight or Legend? A friend has both and we may split one of them.

    Question is: They have a lot of carbon fiber in the deck, and the only carbon fiber composite board I ever split unloaded/rebounded after we cut it. The shape changed a little and the camber doubled or tripled! This was not a Nidecker, but had a carbon fiber topsheet similar to the Nidecker and is my only experience cut a carbon composite board.

    Please let me know if you guy have chopped one of these or have had a similar experience or advise.

    Cheers

    Pedro

    #632279
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts
    #632280
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Bueller… Bueller…

    Anyone… Anyone…

    :scratch:

    #632281
    sekiller
    10 Posts

    awakening the thread again.
    So has anyone done it yet? I’m also thinking about splitting one of these 2

    #632282
    B-P
    134 Posts

    I would assume it would be fine, they still use full wood cores, they just use carbon stringers and additives to the fiberglass. Shouldn’t cause any issues for a split. I can chat with the nidecker rep if you are still concerned though

    #632283
    straightliner
    36 Posts

    Yeah i think a guy named Jeremy Jones did, then he put his name on the board and is now making a ton of $$$$.

    #632284
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Nidecker’s are made in Switzerland and have tons of carbon and carbon topsheets. Jones’ are made in Tunsia and have no carbon topsheet. I had a major issue splitting a board with lots-o-carbon and that why I started this thread…

    To quote Pulp Fiction:

    “ain’t the same fuckin’ ballpark, it ain’t the same league, it ain’t even the same fuckin’ sport.”

    Cheers bitches :drinks:

    #632285
    Alex Latsch
    5 Posts

    Hi all,

    I did cut a Nidecker Legend 174 5 years back and it was a breeze… It has held up really well to, I actually still use it as a rock board…
    Here are my observations:
    Wood core except for tip and tail which are carbon fibre (no problem to cut)
    I sealed the edges with epoxy

    This board was a really good ride. I would totally do it again.
    Also, I would not go the megalight route, the center cut outs would make the board weaker…

    Anyway if anybody wants pictures… feel free to ask

    Ride on

    Alex

    #632286
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    One way to find out. Cut first, ask questions later. I wish there were a smile guy holding a saw to insert.

    #632287
    FreerideFitness
    72 Posts

    Cut a Nidecker I think it’s useless because…….

    …. nidecker megalight cut = Jones splitboard flagship :thumpsup:

    even though the production of jones in tunisia, not in switzerland 😡

    #632288
    wjb
    163 Posts

    @GiulianoPhoto wrote:

    Cut a Nidecker I think it’s useless because…….

    …. nidecker megalight cut = Jones splitboard flagship :thumpsup:

    even though the production of jones in tunisia, not in switzerland 😡

    Jones are currently manufactured at the GST factory in Austria

    #632289
    moskitov
    22 Posts

    Hey,

    I just split my old Nidecker Platinum 163W. It is my third splitboard, but my first DIY. I decided to push it further and make it into a swallowtail.
    I was worried about the quality of the core, but the core is beautiful, made out of one splendid piece of wood.
    I will post pictures of it soon.
    😀

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