Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Osprey: The Open Source Splitboard Interface Project Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts September 7, 2005 at 1:52 am #566792 Sherman 1 Posts Two score years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new means of snow travel , conceived in elation and dedicated to the proposition that riding mountains should always be fun. Now we are engaged in critical time, testing whether splitboard innovation can long endure. We here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us Ã¢â‚¬â€œ developing a splitboard interface that is reliable, elegant and fun. Now we ask that you give us your tinkerers, your inventors, your machinists yearning to create a better splitboard interface system. Send these, the tempest-tost backcountry travelers, to the internet Ã¢â‚¬â€œ she lifts her lamp beside the golden door! For those us seeking a better splitboard interface, it is time to sharpen your drafting pencils and warm up your powertools. Ask not what the snowboard industry can do for you, ask what you can do for the snowboard industry. Our mission is simple: imagine, invent, fabricate, test, and repeat. And most importantly, post your ideas and findings along the way. Do not patent. Do not copyright. Do it for the love of the backcountry only. Will the next best splitboard interface be inspired by mountain bike pedals? Camera bayonet mounts? Step-in ski bindings? Rock-climbing Ã¢â‚¬Ëœbiners? Kitchen appliances? Will we use buckles, screws, pins, straps, hooks, zippers or laces?! Will we invent something completely new? We here resolve that that splitboard innovation shall have a new birth of creativity, and that invention of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the mountains. Please post your innovations here.  In 1965, Sherman Poppen invented Ã¢â‚¬Å“The SnurferÃ¢â‚¬Â September 7, 2005 at 12:45 pm #582967 affix snow 521 Posts Our mission is simple: imagine, invent, fabricate, test, and repeat. And most importantly, post your ideas and findings along the way. Do not patent. Do not copyright. Do it for the love of the backcountry only. Riiiiggghhhtttt….. 🙄 Great idea though! Ill do it for the progression of the sport, but ill be damned if you make ALL the money off my invention! September 7, 2005 at 7:25 pm #582968 jack 323 Posts if i spent a lot of time and money developing a system, i sure as hell would patent it! September 7, 2005 at 8:08 pm #582969 bcrider 4149 Posts Interesting post ShermanÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and welcome to our forum! 🙂 How about a little background info on yourself? Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.