Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Neversummer Raptor Split
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    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    I put up a review a couple of weeks ago of the Raptor. After speaking with Vince about the serious advantages this board would have as a split, Neversummer is going to offer it up as one next season. I begin to say how great an offering this is going to be. Definitely just made the top of my wish list for next season and I know where my tax return is going…

    #626449
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Nice! So the Raptor and the Summit then? Sounds like a complete quiver to me.

    #626450
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    That sounds like the line up. Can’t wait to get my mitts on the prototype…

    #626451
    Stagger Lee
    242 Posts

    Killclimbz – Have ridden the new Summit split? If I remember correctly you own one of the older models :scratch: (I have one as well and love it, not factory built)

    I’m curious about how the two differ on the up and down.

    #626452
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    I have not ridden the new Summit R Split. I have the first factory built Summit. From what I have seen the worries about the ability to skin is way over hyped. Almost all of my skiing buddies are on rockered skis and southparksplitnek rides the Storm-R. He doesn’t have any problems. In fact, when breaking trail it seems that the rocker is a huge advantage. Your ski tips just bust right up on top of the snow instead of trying to dive under.

    #626453
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    @Killclimbz wrote:

    I have not ridden the new Summit R Split. I have the first factory built Summit. From what I have seen the worries about the ability to skin is way over hyped. Almost all of my skiing buddies are on rockered skis and southparksplitnek rides the Storm-R. He doesn’t have any problems. In fact, when breaking trail it seems that the rocker is a huge advantage. Your ski tips just bust right up on top of the snow instead of trying to dive under.

    Agreed, I have rockered telemark skis and they are the shit for skinning up. So nice how they pontoon on top of the deeper stuff instead of submarining.

    Good to hear they will be producing a little more versatile board as a split. Now if they would just put out a legacy split, then I would drop some coin.

    #626454
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    Isn’t the Legacy just the wide version of the SL? For a splitboard I’d go with the regular version. Even with Sparks, you still get enough of a rise to avoid toe drag. Unless you have some serious Sasquatch feet.

    I really dig the Raptor, but it is not a Freestyle offering for sure.

    #626455
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    It’s different. Stiffer and less sidecut. I have size 13’s and have always liked the mid-wide boards. I just feel more comfortable on steeps not having to worry about losing heel or toe edge because of drag. It also allows me to ride a shorter board with as much surface area for float. Personal preference.

    #626456
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    Size 13 feet? I think that qualifies as Sasquatch, though on the low side of that equation. Yeah, I’d go with the Legacy-R over the SL-R.

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