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- September 28, 2012 at 8:53 pm #577304
I’m looking for a last seasons fairly good shape (or essentually new) womans splitboard deck to buy for my wife. I’m looking to build the ultimate splitboard set-ups for each of us, and want to start with the deck and work our way up to full kits to use this season.
I’ve scoped the Prior Brandywine 154, and that looks to be a win for her size/strength/riding style.
If anyone knows of any shops that are looking to sell some old stock to make room for new inventory, I would be keen on picking something up this pre-season.
PM if anyone has any leads.
Huge thanks!September 29, 2012 at 2:45 am #659243tigreParticipant
That looks like a sweet board. I considered it myself, but got a K2 Panoramic 154 for a steal. Don’t limit yourself to just “women’s” splitboards. There are probably a number of other boards out there that would work for her but don’t happen to be marketed to women. Also, I find it odd when men buy things like this for their wives/girlfriends. I’d definitely be stoked about a snowboard as a gift, but I’d much rather it be something I picked for myself than something my boyfriend thought I’d like.October 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm #659244Matt WoodParticipant
That’s funny, bet my wife would love a say in what I bring home for her.
I agree about the women specific decks, a competent female rider doesn’t need a tuned down deck. None of the women specific demos I bring home get her stoked,…. Some of the top sheets do.October 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm #659245
How do you like the K2 Pano? I checked that one as well, the options are quite open for anything thats not too bulky/heavy/stiff. I just reference the Brandywine to give ppl a sense of what I’m looking for.October 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm #659246B-PParticipant
What is her favorite board to ride that is a solid? After seeing a lot of factory split options my lady still prefers to pick her fav solid and split it herself. The DIY boards are always lighter and you don’t have take a gamble on trying a board you have never ridden.
BUT a really good gift would be a trip to a local splitfest to demo boards and find the perfect one for her! I would do that 10x over before trying to make an educated guess for someone other than myself, especially considering the cost involved.October 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm #659247philip.akParticipant
My wife rode a Voile Mojo 154 last winter and really loved it. She liked the way it rode better than any of her solid boards, in fact. I think it was the taper and easy manners that she liked. She rides all-mountain but doesn’t leave the ground or do tricks. Just cruises. We got her a Brandywine last spring and she didn’t like it much at all. She thought it was unpredictable and harder to control than the Mojo. Turn initiation was difficult for her. It totally lacked a nose, so that combined with a lack of stance options because of interference with the far forward touring brackets, I don’t think it would make a good powder board. We got rid of it this summer.October 2, 2012 at 2:27 am #659248Powder_RiderParticipant
For women of small stature and under a 130 pounds would a larger (and heavier) powder specific splitboard?
Last Spring, I got my wife the 154 K2 Panoramic Splitboard with a Dynafit setup. I also added a 172 Prior Fissile to my quiver. Now I wondering if powder specific splitboard like the Voile 160 V-Tail would make a difference in riding the really deep pow.October 2, 2012 at 4:57 am #659249tigreParticipant
How do you like the K2 Pano? I checked that one as well, the options are quite open for anything thats not too bulky/heavy/stiff. I just reference the Brandywine to give ppl a sense of what I’m looking for.
I haven’t gotten to ride it yet, but it has the same basic profile as my Capita Charlie Slasher 154, with rockered nose and flat between the bindings (though it has a little softer flex and it’s not tapered like the Charlie), and I love that thing. BTW, I’m 5’4″ 135lbs, and if I’d had the choice between the 154 and the 158 at the same price I probably would have gone for the longer one, at least for our conditions. I bought it sight-unseen, and would have also liked it to be a bit stiffer, but I think the Panoramic will be a lot of fun on mellow runs in deep coastal pow, which is what I got it for.October 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm #659250
Thanks everyone for the feedback!!
Interesting to hear about the Brandywine as both of those issues are exactly what I am looking to avoid. She rode a Jones Solution 154 split a couple times in Revy and she found it to be a good shape & length for float and cruising pow turns, but the weight and stiffness were negatives for her as once we were in the trees it was sluggish and not nimble enough to bounce through tighter tree sections.
Voile mojo looks to be a win.October 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm #659251philip.akParticipant
It looks like Voile is dropping the Mojo this year in favor of the Artisan (or at least it’s not on their website and I have not heard any news on it). It’s too bad as I think the taper, long camber, and light weight are some of the things that made it popular if not a particularly cutting-edge design. It seems that everything needs to have complicated micro-cambers and localized rocker nowadays and the Mojo was just too old school. Pretty soon we will be riding on boards that look like corrugated tin roofing.
Someone posted a link here recently where you could pick up last year’s Mojo 154 crazy cheap.October 8, 2012 at 2:46 am #659252rdietzParticipant
Indeed, Wilderness Exchange in Denver has last years Mojo RX blems on clearance. I got the 171 and one of the binding screw holes was mis-drilled and plugged but very minor. 154 and 171’s left.
http://www.wildernessexchangeunlimited.com/snowsports/splitboards/voile/mojo-rx-splitboard-deck-only-2011-2012-pid-6320.cfmOctober 9, 2012 at 12:18 am #659253ruapehu_explorerParticipant
if those are blems why doesn’t the web page make a note of that? it just shows new and on sale…
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