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  • in reply to: Cascade Aerial Recon – Jan 16th #624682
    Hyakbc
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    On a related note, John Scurlock will be putting on a slideshow at the Bellingham REI 1/20 at 6pm. Wicked eye candy.http://www.pbase.com/nolock

    in reply to: The Official Mt Baker Splitboard Festival thread. #620579
    Hyakbc
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    Bump. We need to pack the place.

    in reply to: FS slider tracks #623316
    Hyakbc
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    Effit, the clicker bindings are free, buyer pays shipping.

    in reply to: WHOA! Blast from the past! Nitro Tour 169 circa 1996 #582367
    Hyakbc
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    My first thought was hang it on the wall next to the other vintage boards and get a modern board to ride. But what the hell, ride it if the price is right. If you drop coin on a newer board and decide splittin’s not your thing you can sell the board. Splits seem to hold their value more than solid boards. I’ve seen people fire up the credit card in REI on a new Prior only to return it at the end of the season. Food for thought.

    in reply to: Please explain the actual benefits of rocker boards #624204
    Hyakbc
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    Ok, I get why it would work in pow. What about every other condition in the BC? Windpack, ice etc. I’m thinking that in an ugly steep chute survival riding situation the rockered tips would turn up and not offer much control. Anyone? Cuz I’m just guessing. Also, and this is just an anectodal observation but the people who I see riding rockered around the resort are sliding their turns, riding slow and generally not hard charging. Intermediates rejoice your learning curve just got shorter?

    in reply to: any interior alaskans out there? #623725
    Hyakbc
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    Split skis will work great for haulin’ meat. Sounds fun. You are a big dude so you’re gonna want something in the 170cm range, maybe 180. Voile, Venture and Prior all make big boards.

    in reply to: Salty Peaks? #623526
    Hyakbc
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    A friend ordered a Winterstick swallowtail from them, paid full price, board shows up and it’s a blem board, rear insert pack is off center, topsheet graphics offset and base has defects. Paid full price for a factory second. Weak shit.

    in reply to: 1 Medjool Date vs. 3 Shot Blocks #623412
    Hyakbc
    Participant

    Preaching to the choir here. Another vote for TJ’s mangoes and TJ’s coconut date rolls!

    in reply to: Wanted: Slider tracks and pins #623361
    Hyakbc
    Participant

    pm sent

    in reply to: Rockerd board sizing, #623305
    Hyakbc
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    Good points above. Another thing to consider is your weight with all your gear. Clothes and pack and you are probably pushing 200 lbs. The 163 will be fine most of the time but when it gets truly deep I’d go 167 or bigger. Quiver time. I can’t speak to rockered boards though.

    in reply to: The Official Mt Baker Splitboard Festival thread. #620490
    Hyakbc
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    This looks legit. Way to motivate. Noticed a spelling error on the poster, figured you’d catch it before the final print though.

    in reply to: Snow surfing… binding free splitting #617998
    Hyakbc
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    Depends on the cost. Would probably make my own if too pricey. Looks fun.

    in reply to: How many people are still getting after it? #617975
    Hyakbc
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    Too legit to quit, last week at Baker 2′ of pow:

    in reply to: Split hook mod #617350
    Hyakbc
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    Yep, what he said. Removing the thumb tab and rounding off the leading edge help to reduce drag.
    Mine only move if I scrape a tree or something. We could be talking about a difference in the prevailing local conditions,
    what is this deep/crusty skin track you speak of? Kidding. If the manufacturers jump on this maybe they could offer both styles(fixed/not), options you know?
    But if they don’t I’m happy to keep making my own. I plan to make some fixed hooks using the existing bolts on my Burton in the next few days.

    in reply to: Split hook mod #617346
    Hyakbc
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    I agree, theres no going back to the stock hooks.
    I know Voile is making improvements for 2010, wonder if
    split hooks are on their radar?
    -lighter
    -faster transitions
    -less snow build up on deck
    -low profile
    What’s not to love?

    in reply to: ***One Track Mind…again*** #614557
    Hyakbc
    Participant

    prestonf, that shot of Colchuck is nice.


    in reply to: Split hook mod #617344
    Hyakbc
    Participant

    Snurfer– Wicked. They look like talons. Keep us posted on how they hold up.
    I’m curious to see how small you can go before they just…break.

    burton– Man, I’m freaking out, not because that picture is friggin huge,
    but because I have the same tile in my kitchen! Serious tho, nice work, I enjoy seeing the stuff you come up with. That POM hook is what I want to do in aluminum. Did you mount them thru the base?

    in reply to: Split hook mod #617341
    Hyakbc
    Participant

    For my next DIY board I want to make the hooks a little smaller
    by rounding off the corners and explore different hardware options.
    I’m thinking countersunk M4 with a barrel nut from the base side
    or a tap-in insert or wood screw.
    Tap-in inserts are appealing, 8 less holes in the base.
    I like the idea of a low profile(think Sparks dynafit adapters),
    fixed position split hook.

    in reply to: TR: Peak Bagging in the North Cascades #617377
    Hyakbc
    Participant

    Man, this TR is way too long, and way too SICK. My ass is kicked just looking at the pics.
    I saw your slushy looking crew walking back from Red Mt. on Friday. Nice work. Were there alot of folks up for the highway opening?

    in reply to: Visiting WA, possibly OR around mid may, whats good? #617338
    Hyakbc
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    Depends on weather of course, the volcanoes can be a tricky call because they make their own. Add another vote for Hwy 20, the North Cascades hold snow longer, mid-may is usually a go.

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