Forums Splitboards Split my own board or buy a splitboard?
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  • #572502
    Adventure
    4 Posts

    Newbie to the forums here. Sold my Buron S Series, didn’t like the Burton hardware and the board was too soft for me. So, I have a 5 year old Arbor A-Frame that I love, have ridden both resort powder and backcountry powder on it and I love the stick.

    So my question is, do I split the Arbor A Frame, or just buy a splitboard?

    I wont split it myself as I’m sure I’d screw it up. I would consider using these guys to do the job:

    http://customsplitboards.com/index.php?pr=Splitboard_Packages

    Does anyone have experiece on how well splitting a regular board works compared to an actual splitboard?

    Also, Looks like there are some new hardware products out there. I would love something lighter, and lower to the board than my Burton setup was.

    Any comments / feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Much!

    #623259
    powder devourer
    14 Posts

    I think that buying split would be better.
    Some “solid” boards have any stringers and other diagonal constructions inside for more torsion acerbity. Afaik, A-frame is one of such boards. By sawing them you might worsen it. But any board with simple wood core are suitable to be a split, I sure. Check your board construction before sawing..

    sorry for my bad English..

    #623260
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Don’t split a five year old board, not worth the investment. Either buy a split or buy a new or lightly used solid and have it split. A very used solid board will very quickly turn into a noodle of a splitboard, IMHO.

    Venture, Prior, Voile and Never Summer are making some KILLER splits now. Buy a slightly used one if you can afford new.

    #623261
    Adventure
    4 Posts

    So if I split a slightly used, or new regular snowboard, and split it, how would it compare a an actual splitboard?

    For example, I bought A Venture Storm this year for my regular board. I don’t plan on splitting it, but for argument sake. Venture makes the same board in a split version. If I were to split the board, how would it compare to the actual Venture Storm splitboard?

    Just trying to get a decent apples to apples comparison. I can get a great deal on a 1 year old Arbor Abacus that I’ve ridden and love it in powder. It would still come out cheaper than getting a new splitboard, and would be a board that I already know that I like riding in powder.

    Thanks

    #623262
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    any solid that you split will be heavier. Flex can be a little stiffer if you put in inside edges or less stiff without.

    I thought those Abascus boards were really heavy. Fun in pow but heavy. I personally would look for light weight boards to split.

    #623263
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    If you have Monk split your board it will ride just as good as a factory split.

    #623264
    Adventure
    4 Posts

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    If you have Monk split your board it will ride just as good as a factory split.

    Monk?

    #623265
    Adventure
    4 Posts

    @Adventure wrote:

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    If you have Monk split your board it will ride just as good as a factory split.

    Monk?

    I see, must be the guy with DTM custom splitboards. Good to know.

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