Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Splitting without the climbing wires?
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    Bro_Dizzle
    2 Posts

    I am currently waiting for karakoram to send some replacement climbing wires, as mine are not functional (defect). I’m getting antsy though, and wanting to go out anyways. Can anyone offer their experience climbing without the climbing wires? Not ideal of course, but bearable??

    #667214
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    lean forward too far, unweight heel, start sliding backwards

    #667215
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    Climbing wires are not a necessity. Either keep a mellow skin track, or balance on the pivot. Either way, I’ve gotten to the point where I rarely use them.

    #667213
    Zude
    367 Posts

    I use’m and like’m, up icey spring skin tracks with crampons they come in handy.

    #667207
    raym
    385 Posts

    climbing with out them sucks, your legs will be killing you from leanign so far on your toes

    #667208
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    I think its like surfing. People used to surf before tthe invention called the “Fin” . you can do without a fin but it sure makes turning easier

    #667209
    Kyle Miller
    510 Posts

    As long as you have the bracket you should be fine otherwise I would fear causing damage to the Bracket

    #667210
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    “No Problemo Man” because who needs the tools when your wearing the toolbag? Right! All you need is 1 beacon 2 Probe 3 voile strap and voila “Heel lifters
    (Edit, this fix may or may not be compatable with the K set up, make sure your beacon is fully charged)

    #667211
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    I’m assuming that did not wreck your beacon man (or probe), but I wouldn’t do that with mine! To each his own though….

    Which…btw….I did a 4K’ tour once without them, and tbh, I survived. Like Tex say’s they may not be required…but they sure do help a lot.

    #667212
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    ^^^RIGHT, good point Jaybay :thumpsup: Probably better to strap your Billfold and Weed jar under those binders

    #667206
    iriecoyote
    291 Posts

    I use the wires only on the steepest stuff. I like stretching my calves and achilles by weighting my heels. I don’t think weighting your toes when climbing without wires is an efficient technique for the most part, the exception being one or two steps over a roller steeper than the slope your climbing. I feel more control traversing with the wires down and I positively don’t like walking like a hooker on rolling terrain.

    #667203
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    You can go old skool, and use a short piece of PVC tubing, with two holes drilled in it, and attach it to you binding via a short length of shock cord. Voila, custom sized heel riser you can stow in a pocket when not needed.

    #667204
    christoph benells
    717 Posts

    ^^^^

    Voile actually used to sell this!!

    #667205
    acopafeel
    134 Posts

    and I positively don’t like walking like a hooker on rolling terrain.

    +1 😆

    #667216
    provotrout
    130 Posts

    @bro_dizzle wrote:

    I am currently waiting for karakoram to send some replacement climbing wires, as mine are not functional (defect). I’m getting antsy though, and wanting to go out anyways. Can anyone offer their experience climbing without the climbing wires? Not ideal of course, but bearable??

    I go slower when ascending steepish skin tracks.

    Do yourself a favor and get some voile dual risers for $36. They are the best made split-specific risers I’ve used.

    #667217
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    @provotrout wrote:

    @bro_dizzle wrote:

    I am currently waiting for karakoram to send some replacement climbing wires, as mine are not functional (defect). I’m getting antsy though, and wanting to go out anyways. Can anyone offer their experience climbing without the climbing wires? Not ideal of course, but bearable??

    I go slower when ascending steepish skin tracks.

    Do yourself a favor and get some voile dual risers for $36. They are the best made split-specific risers I’ve used.

    Any idea if those work with the Karakoram lock out option? BTW I went through three pair of Voile risers before I got some that didn’t fall apart because I cut off the rubber sleeve. YMMV

    #667218
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    FYI for everyone saying you really need them think again. most race AT bindings do not have any riser option and those dudes fly up the steepest, slickest skin tracks on little mohair skins. so it can be done you just need to go out for a few days and figure it out. that being said you will appreciate the risers 10 fold once you get them back on your board.

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