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    @ivarni wrote:

    A conversation about gear never ends 😀

    I’ve taken a lot of advice from this thread, and plan to do some extensive demoing once the season kicks off here (7 weeks! yay!) and then hopefully make a buy early/mid next year.

    Since this thread just got woken up anyway, are there any good equipped shops in NZ? I plan to go there next july/august and if I can get kitted out there I might put the buy off for another 6 months so I can “self import” a board to Norway (which would be preferable for “tax reasons” 😉 ).

    The splitboard scene here in NZ is only really getting started and its pretty difficult to source factory splits and split specific gear, although this is changing. The guys I know who have factory splits here had to get them overseas. Probably better to get a split before you come over. However there is a company just starting up here in Christchurch that are making split boards. Check them out.
    http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11658 and https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=511470&l=43a79e82b1&id=169413809779987

    #640168
    ivarni
    12 Posts

    Thanks guys.

    For the UK it is probably cheaper to just fly over and fetch it. Usually seems to work out cheaper than having UPS ship it.

    #640169
    trondh
    59 Posts

    Staying above the trees? That means you’re missing out on lots of fun!

    Anyhow: I’m in Oslo. PM me if you want to try my 162 AMF sometime.

    #640170

    ‘For the UK it is probably cheaper to just fly over and fetch it. Usually seems to work out cheaper than having UPS ship it.’

    Seriously, check out the postal prices, I don’t think the postage is excessive, tho’ you will still probably have to pay the import tax! I work in a climbing shop just up the road from these guys, and we post stuff to Norway and Sweden all the time, to be honest, they are some of our best on-line customers.

    #640171
    hveminem
    2 Posts

    @trondh wrote:

    Staying above the trees? That means you’re missing out on lots of fun!

    Anyhow: I’m in Oslo. PM me if you want to try my 162 AMF sometime.

    I just bought a Prior Spearhead 172, and live in Oslo. I also stay in Hemsedal a lot, so a demo might not be out of the question. That is if you want to try a longer board before you decide to buy anything else.

    #640172
    nedrapier
    235 Posts

    Flying to London might not be a bad idea! Cheap flight Oslo – Heathrow, underground takes you to Covent Garden without having to change, 5 mins walk to Ellis Brigham, buy, quick beer and a wander, back on the tube and home.

    That’s if you want a Jones. Which you might not. Not really sure who else does other makes on the UK.

    Or maybe a trip to Chamonix? Cheeky ski weekend to boot, and you’re probably still up on the deal not having to pay postage and import duty!

    Second Piedro’s advice about just getting out there, too. I keep thinking about getting another split, something maybe a bit shorter or less stiff than the OG Mojo I’ve got, something with some rocker… etc etc. then I ride it and it doesn’t really matter any more. Same with the mountain bike, I’ve got a mental list of upgrade bits that comes to quite a slice of cash that gets more important in my head the less I ride the bike.

    I go for a ride, and can’t imagine it being £2000 better with shinier bits on it!

    #640173
    ivarni
    12 Posts

    @hveminem wrote:

    @trondh wrote:

    Staying above the trees? That means you’re missing out on lots of fun!

    Anyhow: I’m in Oslo. PM me if you want to try my 162 AMF sometime.

    I just bought a Prior Spearhead 172, and live in Oslo. I also stay in Hemsedal a lot, so a demo might not be out of the question. That is if you want to try a longer board before you decide to buy anything else.

    Thanks for the offers guys. Early season in east Norway has been crap so far, except for some powder in Sudndalen last weekend so I’ve not really been following up on this. Are any of you guys going to the Hemsedal Highcamp in March? I usually decide where I’m going for the weekend on Thursday so it’s hard to plan ahead apart from festivals like Highcamp. I’ve bought two new boards this autumn and two seasonpasses and booked 8 weeks in New-Zealand for the summer but I might still find the budget for a split. There were some talk earlier about the “Skandinavisk Høyfjellsutstyr” shop in Hemsedal taking in splits in which case I might also get a chance to demo some there.

    Either way I always love hooking up with new people. We’re a fairly active Oslo-based gang who rides together regularly both in weekday evenings and on weekend getaways and we’re always happy to add more to the crowd 🙂 I know for a fact I’ll be in Hemsedal for highcamp so holler if any of you will be going.


    @nedrapier
    I feel sort of the same way about boards, as long as it floats OK and can turn easily I will usually enjoy it in powder. Though with a big investment like this (and the fact I can’t seem to get a decent hookup for a discounted one) I’m going to be more picky that I usually am about boards. I’ll look into prices in the alps though from my experience it’s not always cheaper there though it’s still a great excuse to go rip the continent 🙂

    #640174
    PowderHooker
    36 Posts

    Ive been riding the Voile Mojo RX for 9 days in whistler and a few really good days at Røldal. I also had a cople of days on corn/slush last spring. Its a great board that handles a lot of conditions. Voile ships it for free to Norway,and the package including Skins and bindings will work out at approx 8200,- NOK after taxes(depends on exchange rate) I actually sold one of my solids after getting the mojo,and i prefer it to the solid that i have left.

    Dont be afraid on going big on your backcountry stick either.. float and speed will be so much better on a big board plus it slices through the chopped up powder better. The rocker/hybrid rockers are pretty nimble.

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