Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Do you switch your board halves when hiking?
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  • #661981
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    splitboards were designed to not switch the halves. this gives better grip or something like that, also something to do with breaking trail in skinny ski tracks if I remember :scratch:, I don’t know it was explained to me when I used to work there, but I forget :doobie: the issue is it is easier to catch your tip tail on the rivet for the tip/tail clips. Originally all voile hardware had a tip/tail deflector that guarded that rivet.

    #661990
    shasta
    143 Posts

    Switching halves came about from the instructions that came with the original Burton splits (a la Craig Kelly) that had the ying/yang hooks on each board half that would clack and catch if you didn’t switch halves for skinning. I know cause I had the problem, thought WTF, and decided to read the manual.

    I still switch halves and see no reason to stop as there is still hardware on the inside edge to hang up on and I have no problem with edge hold.

    #661991
    jive stick
    110 Posts

    Actually, switching board halves came about the day after we mounted the first 15 hooger boogers with proto hardware because the chinese hooks were fixed and you’d catch the board on um if the halves weren’t switched.
    In answer to the question…yup.

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    #661992
    mar123
    370 Posts

    Mr. Chomps will alleviate all your troubles

    #661993
    KR
    159 Posts

    @jive stick wrote:

    Actually, switching board halves came about the day after we mounted the first 15 hooger boogers with proto hardware because the chinese hooks were fixed and you’d catch the board on um if the halves weren’t switched.
    In answer to the question…yup.

    Thanks for speaking up and clarifying, Jive Stick. I was wondering when you or Cowboy would see this thread… Nice to hear it from the horses mouth. Cheers! 😀

    #661994
    da prez
    22 Posts

    executive order #6089: if you shred with poles in hands then do not switch halves when skinning.

    #661995
    KR
    159 Posts

    @da prez wrote:

    executive order #6089: if you shred with poles in hands then do not switch halves when skinning.

    yo, I don’t get it… :scratch:

    I definitely ride with poles in my back hand and I definitely switch halves when skinning. Share some insight on order #6089.

    Peace!

    #661996
    KR
    159 Posts

    @da prez wrote:

    executive order #6089: if you shred with poles in hands then do not switch halves when skinning.

    You can’t choom while holding onto your poles, dude.

    #661997
    da prez
    22 Posts

    @kr exactly. as a result of your non-compliance you will be detained indefinitely at fema camp #666.

    executive order #6090: if you shred with poles in hand thou shall not choom.

    #661998
    Incalescent
    225 Posts

    @jive stick wrote:

    Actually, switching board halves came about the day after we mounted the first 15 hooger boogers with proto hardware because the chinese hooks were fixed and you’d catch the board on um if the halves weren’t switched.
    In answer to the question…yup.

    I defer of course to Mr. Athey.

    http://goldenincalescent.blogspot.com/

    #661999
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    pics or it didn’t happen jivestick. 😉

    hooger booger, now that is oldskool. :thatrocks:

    #662000
    BBD
    24 Posts

    Me and the crew pay people to carry our packs and switch our halves while we pose for photos. Nice to see da prez up in here. Bless- BBD

    #662001
    Joey
    7 Posts

    I have had some of the same above mentioned issues. If I do not switch so the flat edge is on the inside, I have to widen my steps to avoid hardware catching. Plus I like have most my lower ski as the support for traversing.

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