Forums Splitboard Talk Forum New ride-out technique: walking the dog
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  • #574683
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner. Thought up by my friend johanna on only her 6th day of splitboarding…
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    #638962
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    The next modification is to strap your pack onto your board for extended walks

    #638963
    ctowles
    81 Posts

    what about splitting your board and skiing out instead of wallowing. our average approaches here in the tetons range from 2-3 miles of flat on the way in and out. walking that distance would be hell, but we make it in an out quickly by splitting to skis and kicking and gliding with no skins on. i think part of being a splitboarder is being quick and efficient as much as possible…sometimes its quicker to ride, sometimes its quicker to ski. very rarely do i find walking faster in the winter. when things get steep or in spring snow, sometimes booting can be faster, but on the flats it seems slow and inefficiant.

    #638964
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Yer funny. 🙂

    But its not new.

    Ps. If u have whippets u don’t have to run the strap through the binding. Useful little trick when the exit is too short to warrant a full transition and you’re too beat to put the monkey on your back.

    #638965
    fullers2oh
    525 Posts

    @ctowles wrote:

    our average approaches here in the tetons range from 2-3 miles of flat on the way in and out.

    yeah besides getting in your quota for epic terrain in huge mountians you will also be able to sharpen your split-skiing skills rapidly there and in an amazing setting beneath the teats.

    now back to the scheduled program – eh?

    #638966
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    Damn you mean somebody already thought of this?!?!

    Ok and obviously this isn’t applicable to a 2-3 mile ski out…this was a 250m long flat section with a long downhill after. Just trying to have some fun!

    #638967
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    @wilkez wrote:

    Just trying to have some fun!

    :thumbsup:

    #638968
    KGN
    215 Posts

    The Cerise Creek exit is nasty split skiing I find, well just the last bit of downhill through that cutblock, unless there is lots of new snow.

    #638969
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    I’m pretty sure Powderjunkie or Puff Nattie have photos of me doing this in February. Interestingly we also called it “walking the dog”.

    Great minds think alike I guess 😉

    #638970
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    @ctowles wrote:

    what about splitting your board and skiing out instead of wallowing. our average approaches here in the tetons range from 2-3 miles of flat on the way in and out. walking that distance would be hell, but we make it in an out quickly by splitting to skis and kicking and gliding with no skins on. i think part of being a splitboarder is being quick and efficient as much as possible…sometimes its quicker to ride, sometimes its quicker to ski. very rarely do i find walking faster in the winter. when things get steep or in spring snow, sometimes booting can be faster, but on the flats it seems slow and inefficiant.

    I think this really depends on the length of your walk, your transition speed, and whether you’ll have to transition back at the end of the walk.

    Sure, nobody would do that for 2-3 miles..but they might do it for a 1/4 mile with downhill at the end.

    I sometimes think Fullers2oh would prefer splitskiing even over riding. 😛

    I’ll pole out in ride mode, Pole out in skate mode, butsled my board, and probably a few other options before splitskiing, but I do concede it’s the best choice at times, and part of the neccesary aresenal of skills one must have to be a well rounded Splitboarder.

    #638971
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    Yer funny. 🙂

    But its not new.

    Ps. If u have whippets u don’t have to run the strap through the binding. Useful little trick when the exit is too short to warrant a full transition and you’re too beat to put the monkey on your back.

    I sometimes will defer to the splitski even on a short exit that ends in ski mode..that has you ready to skin away from the car the next morning without a transition!

    #638972
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    @jbaysurfer wrote:

    I sometimes will defer to the splitski even on a short exit that ends in ski mode..that has you ready to skin away from the car the next morning without a transition!

    +1 I am all about the splitskiing! Super psyched to try it in my hardboot setup now! What can I say, I LIKE skiing too.

    Is that a crime to say on a splitboard forum? 😆

    #638973
    jimw
    1421 Posts

    Flats below Conness area, circa 2008, inspired by bcrider doing the same thing a couple weeks prior. I know I have a pic of that somewhere…

    #638974
    jimw
    1421 Posts

    @jimw wrote:

    Flats below Conness area, circa 2008, inspired by bcrider doing the same thing a couple weeks prior. I know I have a pic of that somewhere…

    Found it! The OG dog-walker, demonstrating Whippet use #247 on 5/4/08:

    #638975
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    @jimw wrote:

    @jimw wrote:

    @jimw wrote:

    Flats below Conness area, circa 2008, inspired by bcrider doing the same thing a couple weeks prior. I know I have a pic of that somewhere…

    Found it! The OG dog-walker, demonstrating Whippet use #247 on 5/4/08:

    Haha! So it’s gonna be like that eh?

    Well…I remember way back in 1979 when I got my hands on one of the original Sims plywood boards. I split that fucker down the middle because my skateboard wasn’t nearly that wide anway. I then screwed an eyelet into the tail for what I thought was a surf leash..which was just becoming popular amongst the 7 year old rippers such as myself.

    When I got to the snow I realized I didn’t need a leash..but quickly found a new use for the eyelet when I used a borrowed ski pole to grab the leash string and drag the “skiboard” up behind me.

    Then I invented the New Coke..which didn’t have quite the same staying power. :scratch:

    😆

    #638976
    snobro
    125 Posts

    A better way to dog walk, let the pooch do all the work

    notice the ski pole attatched to the dog

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