Forums Splitboards Need some advice before I pull the trigger.
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  • #576480
    AdamBQ
    28 Posts

    Hey guys. Been trolling for awhile and about to buy a split but;

    Tried doing some searches, but didn’t have much luck…

    I am currently riding a Raptor X, with a waist of 26.8cm. I am really eyeing up some sales on the Venture Zephyr or the Storm. Both in the longer form have a waist of 26 not in the wide option. I am having a hard hard time finding some deals or leftover stock on wide splitboards, so is 0.8cm really a big deal? Especially with my bindings being elevated a little bit more on the split?

    Thoughts and advice? Also based on the Raptor, which board do you think would be more suited?

    Thanks everyone!

    #652252
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    What size boots and what is the stance angle of each binding?

    A 260 should be enough unless you are a size 11 with your feet straight across.

    Tactics has a smoking sale on Venture boards.

    viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12946

    #652253
    AdamBQ
    28 Posts

    I ride size 13 Malamutes at 15/15. I have tried none duck stances but actually get bad pains in my back foot.
    Before my Raptor I was riding a Legacy which is only 0.4cm less then the Ventures.

    Yeah, the site at Tactics +10% is what has me really wanting to make something happen. I have a bunch of crap on Kijiji and I just need one bite and I think my wife is gonna let me do it (ill sneak the kit and skins into the purchase too cus that is just being fruggle 😀 )

    #652254
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    I used to ride Burton Canyons and Floaters (268-272 wide) myself and was a little dismayed by the selection of wide splits at first. Now there are some approaching that width. My back foot is +15 and that could cause some drag on narrow boards with my size 11 boot, but I notice it less in the backcountry than at resorts. You would be losing less than half an inch in width with a 260 board, though you do have some waffle stompers for boots. For the sale price I guess I’d go for it and just not do a lot of carving or increase your angle a hair if need be.

    #652255
    straightliner
    36 Posts

    @AdamBQ wrote:

    Thoughts and advice? Also based on the Raptor, which board do you think would be more suited?

    Thanks everyone!

    I ride a raptor x solid and an odin-w split. They ride similar and love to charge. If you cant get an odin get the storm.

    #652256
    AdamBQ
    28 Posts

    I like the Zephyr because even at 160 the waist is 260, whereas I have to go up to a 166 with the storm to get the 160 waist. Gah, so torn, I want something a little playful that I might be able to ride a bit of switch if my legs get tired, so the Zephyr seems to fit this a bit better then the Storm. . .

    Im finding picking a split way harder then when I picked my other boards.

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