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  • #579628
    neni
    43 Posts

    I’ve only hiked in Switzerland so far (i.e. densely populated tiny country with lots of shops around to replace broken gear) and I’m new to splitboarding… Will travel to Alaska in spring, some guided hiking is planned; there will be no shop close by, so I have to bring whatever can break.

    New gear I don’t know the weak points yet:
    – Jones Solution split with Voilé pucks
    – Sparks Afterburner bindings + Sabertooth crampon
    – Sparks G3 skins
    – Black Diamond carbon Z pole
    – Mammut PAS backpack + Cartridge 300 Bar
    – Ride double BOA boot

    I’ve ordered a BOA repair kit and replacement ladder straps. What else is likely to break and should I pack with that setup?

    Gear I usually pack: Mammut Pulse beacon, probe, and shovel, light first aid kit (Ortovox), duct tape, Swiss army knife, replacement gloves and (flat light) goggles, thermos and lots of Ovo Sport (barley-malt energy bars).
    Are there more essential items I should I pack?

    Thanks in advance for any hint!

    Jones Solution 152 / Phantom Alpha / Dynafit TLT6 Mountain CL
    (Spark Afterburner / Deeluxe XV)

    #675000
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    Take a selection of fastener hardware (screws, nuts, washers, etc) for the bindings too. All you need to do is lose one nut and you’re done riding. Keep an eye on the plastic washers that hold the ankle strap in place. Those have failed on me.

    #675004
    wjb
    163 Posts

    zip ties :headbang:

    #675005
    FloImSchnee
    291 Posts

    @neni wrote:

    Gear I usually pack: Mammut Pulse beacon, probe, and shovel, light first aid kit (Ortovox), duct tape, Swiss army knife, replacement gloves and (flat light) goggles, thermos and lots of Ovo Sport (barley-malt energy bars).
    Are there more essential items I should I pack?

    Cell phone! (but I assume you bring it anyway)
    Don’t know about phone network coverage in AK. If weak/nonexistent coverage there, a SPOT or satellite phone (available for rent) could be a good idea.

    #675006
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    Like others have said, bring at least one extra of all nuts/bolts for the bindings. Also a spare pin wouldn’t hurt, imaging losing that and not having an extra!

    Also, multi tool that fits all your nuts/bolts.

    But yeah, assorted zip ties and voile straps will get you out of almost anything, at least to get you back to your hut.

    Have a great trip!

    www.splitlife.net

    #675007
    neni
    43 Posts

    Thanks for the tips! Will look for nuts/bolts. Check. Had to look up zit tie 🙂 oh yes, at home, together with duct tape, they’re my fix all items of choice, but didn’t think of using them for emergency fixing in bc. They’ll go to the list as well.

    Yes, multitool is standard companion, forgot to mention; also cellphone.BTW, was told that the phone interferes with the beacon signal… is this true? Had it in the backpack (and not in front jacket pocket) ever since…
    I assume that I won’t need a satellite phone since we must bring a radio for the guided trips.

    @Jefe009 wrote:

    Also a spare pin wouldn’t hurt, imaging losing that and not having an extra!

    I assume this is not necessary for the Tesla Afterburners? The Magneto I had on a rented split had a pin fo fix the binding on the pucks, do you mean that thingy? Or are there other pins to lose I’m oblivious to?

    Jones Solution 152 / Phantom Alpha / Dynafit TLT6 Mountain CL
    (Spark Afterburner / Deeluxe XV)

    #675001
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    I do not use them anymore, but I have broken Voile pucks before, I would take one of each style as spares.

    #675002
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    Nah, I think he meant the old style binding pin.

    Bring a few Voile straps of various lengths too. I’ve used them for a few BC emergency repairs.

    #675003
    b_ret
    37 Posts

    dont forget your favorite playmobil character

    #675008
    FloImSchnee
    291 Posts

    @neni wrote:

    also cellphone.BTW, was told that the phone interferes with the beacon signal… is this true? Had it in the backpack (and not in front jacket pocket) ever since…

    True, therefore makes sense to either turn it off (also, battery isn’t being drained then) or make sure to get at least 30cm distance between cell phone and beacon.
    Same applies to walkie-talkies and some GPS devices.

    #675009
    Incalescent
    225 Posts

    Bailing wire. Sugru. Duct tape. Spare powder baskets.

    http://goldenincalescent.blogspot.com/

    #675010
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    dental floss

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
    www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au
    www.splitfest.com.au
    www.snowsafety.com.au
    www.mrbc.com.au
    www.backcountryglobal.com
    www.alpinefirstaid.com.au

    #675011
    neni
    43 Posts

    Dental floss… there’s a stoty behind that?

    @b_ret wrote:

    dont forget your favorite playmobil character

    That’s a Canuck rite? Uhm… I’ll check what I can pilfer from my godson 😆

    Backpack is filling up… Thanks to all. Highly appreciated!

    Different question. Our so far used Arcteryx and Deuter backpacks had integrate back protectors. Was a bit surprised to find out that the Mammut PAS (and many others) don’t have that. Do you wear a backprotector under the backpack? I’m not completely happy with the thought of having a backwards fall on e.g. a thermos…

    Jones Solution 152 / Phantom Alpha / Dynafit TLT6 Mountain CL
    (Spark Afterburner / Deeluxe XV)

    #675012
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    Dental floss is a great all in one repair option.
    Super strong and takes up very little room.
    Also good if you have something stuck in your teeth! 😆 😆 😆

    In sure Macgyver had this in his back pocket.

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
    www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au
    www.splitfest.com.au
    www.snowsafety.com.au
    www.mrbc.com.au
    www.backcountryglobal.com
    www.alpinefirstaid.com.au

    #675013
    Method
    151 Posts

    @neni wrote:

    Do you wear a backprotector under the backpack? I’m not completely happy with the thought of having a backwards fall on e.g. a thermos…

    I was always worried about this the first couple of times I took an SLR in my backpack (more for the SLR than me), I can confidently say I’ve never fallen on my back, that’s not to say I haven’t eaten sh#t 😯 – done that heaps of times!!!!! It’s just that you’re extremely unlikely to fall and land flat on your back. The thermos would be the least of your worries in this case, what about split crampons? Personally, I’d save the weight, but don’t let me talk you out of it. :twocents:

    #675014
    Taylor
    797 Posts

    Dental floss and superglue is an excellent structural repair combo.

    @sun_rocket

    #675015
    neni
    43 Posts

    Thanks again!
    Well, now I know why rather pack dental floss and superglue instead of a big buky roll of duct tape… faced some pretty unnerving packing space limitations with the new Mammut PAS (22l, but feels smaller :oops:). Almost full with a flece, thermos, skins and crampons. Left out the spare mitts n goggles, reduced emergency kit to a minimal. No bread n sausages but rather energy bars. Will need to buy a smaller thermos…

    Jones Solution 152 / Phantom Alpha / Dynafit TLT6 Mountain CL
    (Spark Afterburner / Deeluxe XV)

    #675016
    FloImSchnee
    291 Posts

    22L is pretty small for touring.

    Die 35L model is the better option. Can be compressed down well to a slim profile with compression straps, if only half loaded.

    #675017
    mutantvan
    24 Posts

    Half a dozen wraps of duct tape on your poles.
    I like the wire tie idea.

    #675018
    EngineNr9
    2 Posts

    @Jefe009 wrote:

    Also, multi tool that fits all your nuts/bolts.

    Any suggestion on good multitools?

    I have been trying to find a tool with a decent plyer and screwdriver but either they are huge bulky things where I just as well could bring my normal tool-box, or especially the screwdriver bits are so flimsy they seem more adequate for watch than board repairs.

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