Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Just ordered my full setup!!! Aaaaaahhhhhh!!! Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total) Author Posts December 21, 2011 at 2:45 am #575946 dimi 9 Posts Howdy from Calgary, AB, Canada! The first thing I want to say is, I am abso-%^$@&%@-lutely stoked. Sorry guys, had to get that out. Second, I’ve been boarding for around 10 years now, 6 with resort season passes, but the time has come to ditch the resorts. Here are the specs of my build: Libtech Trice 164.5 Korakoram Split30 G3 skins Any suggestions on a set of poles? Should i get crampons to start? I am 6’2″ Weigh around 190lbs Any tips for the total splitboard amateur, or anything gear specific? Finally the day has come where I’ll beat my skier buddy to the ridge! Dimitre December 21, 2011 at 2:57 am #649051 stein 174 Posts Sounds like a bad a$$ set up! I’m riding a DIY gnu btx with split30s, g3’s and so far its working amazing! Cant go wrong with black diamond expedition poles (140cm), not the lightest out there but they are tried and tested. :headbang: December 21, 2011 at 3:24 am #649052 fitit 343 Posts Congrats! You should check out this thread on poles December 21, 2011 at 5:14 am #649053 dimi 9 Posts Yea its not the cheapest setup, that’s for sure. I was stuck on the 161.5 vs 164.5, but in the end I chose the 164.5 because I have a 159 jones mtn twin which is my resort/pow solid. I’m gonna break it in on Sat. hopefully! Thx for the pole link, some cool ideas there. December 21, 2011 at 6:07 am #649054 AndyT 47 Posts I am running the same setup :headbang: So far it is sitting in my lounge room in Melbourne Australia. It is damn hot today and my countdown is started. 1 month and I will be in the Himalayas. I went with the BD Compactors. Hope your weekend is :rock: December 21, 2011 at 6:58 am #649055 boardinthepark 52 Posts just starting as well from down in e-town just gonna let you know the best deal for poles i found was the black diamond compactor poles from mec for 109 December 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm #649056 SPLITRIPPIN 709 Posts @dimi wrote: Any tips for the total splitboard amateur, or anything gear specific? Beacon, shovel, probe… learn em’ love em’ http://www.avalanche.ca/ take your RAC as well. If you don’t have the BC knowledge yet… set the new shiny things in the corner, and get yourself and your crew up to speed. December 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm #649057 Ecobrad 2068 Posts @splitrippin wrote: @dimi wrote: Any tips for the total splitboard amateur, or anything gear specific? And find some very experienced partners. If you buy anything but BD Expeditions you’re buying an inferior product. I know some of people have found good deals on some Expedition knock-offs at Target or Wal-Mart. That’s the way to go if money is real tight. You can avoid needing crampons only if you’re willing to turn around when you get to a spot where you need them. Depending on your goals it may be entirely possible to never need them. December 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm #649058 vapor 350 Posts What splittrippen said.For route finding you should have compass and maps,a gps can be a nice addition. December 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm #649059 burton 329 Posts just have fun burton December 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm #649060 dimi 9 Posts My riding partners have been with me for a while so they are dependable. I’m new to the split thing but I have been doing BC hiking for a while. We do practice beacon/probing/shovelling sessions everytime we hike for all the members in our crew, and we are all relatively knowledgable about avalanches. Obviously more work/practice/reading is needed and we are all trying to improve the avy awareness/skills constantly. Currently we ride some rather tame terrain, and I’m gonna do a few laps on Sat to break the thing in. January 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm #649061 dimi 9 Posts Well it was good while it lasted… haha Had the split out for a day in BC. It was awesome fun, and I am hooked. Hiking your own line is indeed the epitome of this sport. Unfortunately around 2 weeks ago I was caught in an inbound slide at a resort in BC and messed up my knee. I was really lucky, one guy was watching my whole line as it happened, skied over to where I was and dug my face out, then the rest of me. Glad to be alive. Then a few days ago walkin around the office, I was trying to stay off my left leg and stepped crookedly on my right and felt a really sharp pain. No swelling but a bit of pain so I’m pretty sure it was a good MCL stretch. You know how they say “when it rains, it pours”. See you all next year! Stay safe. January 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm #649062 stein 174 Posts haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead: sell me your set up :thumpsup: January 12, 2012 at 2:08 am #649063 spruce cabin 263 Posts @stein wrote: haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead: sell me your set up :thumpsup: 🙁 January 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm #649064 sdmarkus 407 Posts @spruce cabin wrote: @stein wrote: haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead: sell me your set up :thumpsup: 🙁 No doubt, be cool Stein…sounds like the dude almost fucking died :nononno: January 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm #649065 dimi 9 Posts @stein wrote: haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead: sell me your set up :thumpsup: haha? Are you sure Feuz bowl was closed? January 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm #649066 InTheMountains 216 Posts @stein wrote: haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead: sell me your set up :thumpsup: go back to teletips :nononno: Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.