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- January 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm #788390
Took me forever to get this pic to post, description on last pageJanuary 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm #788415
Interesting and cool ideas. Specs?
@sun_rocketJanuary 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm #788418
10mm back of Center Stance/sidecut
Nose length 360mm
Tail length 300mm
Single radius tip tail arcs.
Tip height 6cm
Tail height 5.5cm
Not sure on the exact effective edge at the moment.
Basically standing on a super wide 150ish
Slightly tapered and direction deck with super long tips.
Will ride short until you hit soft snow. The revese cut and tapered tips should keep it nimble and fun to make quick turns. but the width and large sidecut should let it make smooth long arcs of you want it too.
This is all speculation as I haven’t even pressed them yet, but with the previous talk in this thread about the ferburg and people wanting new school pow ski shapes in a snowboard, I found this shape very fitting.
I will keep this thread updated as this board progressss! I will also post opinions of people in my area that have a chance to ride them……good or bad!January 18, 2016 at 8:42 am #788431maniacdaveParticipant
Haha, wow, single piece core? That is awesome. Please keep us posted here or FB on how it rides, I need a new deck for next winter and a carbon Divide is on the short list!
That was PontusJanuary 18, 2016 at 12:17 pm #788443JimmyCParticipant
Beautiful. Nicely done!January 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm #788911
Hey everybody. I got these two boards pressed and finished. One with full triaxial basalt laminates and a veneer top, the other with basalt on bottom/ triax glass on top with a clear topsheet. glass is a lower end building material in my thoughts, but I couldn’t cover up both of these beautiful yellow cedar cores.
I rode one yesterday in about 40cm of heavier fresh/and on piste groomers. Here’s the report
The board was super fun and stable at high speeds in pow. It has an overall stiff flex and could handle pointing it down anything. When I landed in the front or back seat there was no feeling that I was going to go over the bars or wash out on the tail. This is due to the stiffer flex in the tips, and a good amount of camber.
The board did do the “SMEAR” and “SLARVING” type turns that I was looking to achieve. If would of done these better without the 1cm of camber that this board has, but you would be sacrificing a lot of overall control. On groomers it took some getting used to. I could do deep heel side turns and lay trenches. The large sidecut made for big turns. The toeside turns were not so easy. I had to learn not to lean to far. The board likes to do huge arcs. If you leaned to hard into them to u were going down. By the end of the day I was railing stylish huge arcs and laying corduroy trenches on the way back to the lift. puck type binding mounts don’t have very much adjustment over the width of a board. I think it would have been a little better to be moved closer to the toeside. I might adjust my heelcup on my binding to accomadate that.
To sum it up: 1st run I was riding it like a hero until I hit the groomer, then I felt like a beginner. This got a lot better. Large sidecut takes getting used to. It was the best board I have ever skinned with. In open Pow it was amazing. In tight trees it was sometimes scary when you got going fast.
I am excited to ride it again. I need to get clips on the second one and pass it around.
January 30, 2016 at 11:04 pm #788920maniacdaveParticipant
Ah yea, those are looking good!
That was PontusFebruary 1, 2016 at 10:36 am #788964Scooby2Participant
beautiful finish on those! Derek, check out the mech. properties of S2 glass compared to basalt. I don’t think it is a lesser fiber than basalt. They are about the same, maybe the S2 is a hair lighter with a touch more elongation. I bet its 6s in compression for how it feels underfoot. It is a bit harder to find in Uni, but the 4 and 6 oz fabric for surfboards is widely available and cheap and it wets out glass clear even when you stack it up a bit . . . you probably knew that.February 1, 2016 at 5:24 pm #788994
@DivideRides, this is from the instructor in me; you said you had difficulty with toeside carves on that board and believed it was from the positioning of the bindings on the board, which is certainly may be. On one hand, the new Spark R&D pucks could certainly help that if you have money to spend and the heel cup adjustment doesn’t fix the issue, because they have a +/- 6.5mm toe to heel adjustment.
However, the issue may have more to do with your technique. Based entirely on what I read, since I have never seen your ride, the part that stuck out to me as an instructor was:
The toeside turns were not so easy. I had to learn not to lean to far. The board likes to do huge arcs. If you leaned to hard into them to u were going down.
What that says to me is that you are carving like this guy, where you are inclinating your entire body, or leaning over as one tall unit to initiate the toeside carve with minimal knee bend.
As opposed to angulating your body by bending at the knees and keeping your torso more upright like this:
And if you watch the video where I got the second photo, found HERE you can see the AASI “ideal” turns in action.
Also, those boards look both beautiful and a blast to ride!
knuckle draggerFebruary 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm #788999
You couldn’t be more right, I’m def the guy in the first pic. Just like I’m I carve just like I lay em out In pow.
Also, there are brand out there that claim there splitboards ride just like a one piece. We all know that’s not true. When you have the deck aggressively on edge on hardpack it’s an “as good as it gets” feeling.
And thanks, I rode agiain in sub par conditions and am definetly getting used to this thing after 2 days.February 1, 2016 at 7:47 pm #789001
Just know that regardless of whether you are doing a carved turn on a groomer or laying out slashes in the powder, keeping your Center of Mass stacked over the edge you are using an angulated position (like rider #2 above) is going to give you more stability and better control over edge pressure.
knuckle draggerFebruary 2, 2016 at 9:32 am #789021Scooby2Participant
Cool thing about boarding is it is so easy, uncluttered and uncomplicated that it leaves tons of room for style and expression. Wabi Sabi.
The opposite would be skiing moguls, if you are doing it well, you are pretty much doing it all with the same body mechanics (even though your lines and rhythm might be different).
Sometimes you want to pay attention:
Sometimes you want to stand tall and fall into it because it feels soo good:
lopezFebruary 2, 2016 at 2:58 pm #789028
Yeah… While they have their utility, instructional carving videos still make me cringe a little, because style is such an important part of snowboarding. Like:
As to the Divide boards…. Derek, beautiful job! The finish work is fantastic, and they are the closet that I’ve seen to a snowboard version of a DPS ski. I would love to try one out in pow.
Great work, and thanks for sharing.
@sun_rocketFebruary 2, 2016 at 4:02 pm #789032
Style developed through really great carving.
knuckle draggerFebruary 2, 2016 at 9:20 pm #789041
Yeah. We are probably agreeing vigorously.
@sun_rocketFebruary 7, 2016 at 7:35 pm #789196
I’ve had 4 days on this thing now. The last one was so f#@kin’ fun, It blew my mind. 40cms of fresh dry. Smearing everywhere. Full tilt riding with effortless float. Any awkwardness(and there wasn’t much) that i felt the first two days is gone
I didn’t move the bindings closer to the front edge as I mentioned i might. I just ditched the duck stance.
Comparing this to the more stiff, aggressive boards I’ve had in the past that i would consider all time “charging” boards
this one is right up there.
It charges but it rides FUN. It makes quick smeary turns while maintaining a fall line without loss in speed. Even on low angle terrain. But then if you want you can lay huge aggressive turns and its crazy stable, like its got your back. I even chucked a couple spins off some natural shit!
I wish i could let everyone try one!
I am very surprised that in the previous pages of this thread people just tore into how there should be more splits with wide sidecuts and reverse sidecuts, and tapered tips etc. etc. You make one, confirm the shape works , AND WORKS WELL and only a sole few comment or have a thought!
Anywho, ill be drafting up a couple sizes of this thing for sure and making a few decks in the future. If any of you yanks want to take advantage of my ridiculous low Canadian dollar, its a great time to inquire.
Ill keep trying to pass these along to people to ride in the area and will continue with their feedback atleast
DerekFebruary 7, 2016 at 9:25 pm #789197
For the record, and as one of the people who has for a long time yearned for a DPS-like split on this forum, I am totally stoked on this design and I’m not at all surprised that you’re blown away by it.
The more time I spend on my furberg, which employs similar design principles, the more astonished I am at its versatility — from pencil-thin, fast large radius rails to super stable off piste slarving and quick smooth action on trees and bumps. I wish it had more shovel volume for pow float (I’m a big dude). An upsized version of your design would do the trick I’m sure.
Again, awesome work.
@sun_rocketFebruary 8, 2016 at 8:50 am #789216HansGLudwigParticipant
First off, @dividerides, those are beautiful decks with drool worthy shapes. Thanks for sharing on this forum.
@Scooby2 It’s cute you credit Gerry. (‘Cause it’s really hard to tell in those photos)
@Taylor That’s not a photo of a carve; his head’s pointing the wrong direction. That’s the setup for a Kelly kickout after a carve.
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