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  • in reply to: Karakoram Ride Mode 2.0 #824955
    ozsnowbum
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    Seriously? Can you please provide an example of myself or any other person at KK “bashing” on other companies? Your comment is extremely misguided and not accurate.
    . Splitboarding as a whole is being driven by two extremely small companies with limited budgets, and together we are pushing the technological edge of this sport harder than any large company before. The new ride mode tech from KK benefits all splitboarders in huge ways, because the sport just keeps getting better and more accessible.

    Here.
    You may not directly slight phantom, but its pretty obvious the way you show disrespect to phantom but not mentioning them.
    karakoam and you just rub me the wrong way in how they hype up their products when imo its total marketing bs.

    in reply to: Karakoram Ride Mode 2.0 #823186
    ozsnowbum
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    lame.
    extra lame that long time employees of karakoram bash other binding companies.

    ozsnowbum
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    I also wouldn’t want 5-10 minutes for my partner just to drink.
    You for sure lose more time by melting snow to drink it, as for the additional effort for 0,5-2 litres of water in your backpack.

    you mean you rip shred all day and don’t take a few 5-10 min breaks??

    i shouldn’t speak for @whistlermaverick cuz i can’t remember exactly how he works it (i was taking 4:20 min breaks for his 5-10 mins)… but when i take my stove i also take a 500mL wide mouth bottle… then ya don’t have to fire up the stove every time ya drink.
    And it helps to put 100mL water in the pot when you start to melt the snow, so you don’t burn the pot with dry snow.
    (it happens – bottom of snow in pot melts and evaporates but the plug doesn’t settle to the bottom and the bottom overheats, yuck! if you have no water you gotta start with the stove on low and keep pushing the snow down until the bottom is well wet)

    Say ya take 3 or 4 breaks in a day (15 mins each) then you can fill your belly and your bottle, and your partner’s too. each person could use a small bottle or maybe 1L size, saving 1 to 1.5 kg each. And you have an added margin of safety – more hydrated, with the ability to make hot tea or soup if an emergency or overtime situation arises.

    But each to their own i guess, i ride NS boards at 167cm, and I’m as likely to take steel as aluminum if i think i’ll need sharps. You guys are the weight weenies! I would just think its cheaper to save 1 – 1.5 kg with a stove rather than spending squillions on stuff that’ll disintegrate when you hit a rock.
    Absurd is as absurd does, jus sayin!!

    each to their own. This is seriously the first time I’ve even heard of anyone doing this stove/drinking thing.
    For me, the weight saving just doesnt justify the massive inconvenience of stopping to mess around with all that shit, vs taking a sip through my camel while I don’t even lose a stride. (and no I haven’t ever had a problem with my camel freezing)

    ozsnowbum
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    whistlermaverick, i’d hate to be your touring partner. let me have a quick drink. waits 30 minutes to boil water and let it cool down. *rolls eyes*

    i dunno why you’d boil and cool water?? Jamie just melts snow!!
    you do have snow where you go snowboarding, no??
    takes about 5-10 mins and he has plenty of water to offer his partners, which is nice.
    you just gotta make sure you replenish your electrolytes, snow is pure

    light is right for sure, as long as performance and durability are covered.

    you’re right but my point still stands, its pretty absurd to think its better to carry 500g of stove/fuel to melt water vs just carrying 2litres of water for a day.

    in reply to: Union Expedition #812798
    ozsnowbum
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    I get that its difficult to make money in the snowboarding industry but for Travis Rice to whore himself out on a product this bad really makes me lose all respect for him as a person.

    in reply to: Union Expedition #811852
    ozsnowbum
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    wow these manage to be even worse than imagined.
    what made you even consider these bindings in the first place?
    the cheap price?
    the fantastic pin interface? lol

    ozsnowbum
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    my cp3 poles are 3 seasons old and ive only had to replace the baskets with a set from my other poles.
    no issues with flick locks, remember you can always buy spare parts from locus gear if you do somehow break them.

    whistlermaverick, i’d hate to be your touring partner. let me have a quick drink. waits 30 minutes to boil water and let it cool down. *rolls eyes*

    ozsnowbum
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    ozsnowbum
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    Nice work Buell.
    Quick delivery from Locus Gear as usual.
    My expeditions were a few years old, so maybe they were a heavier model.
    Also I have added some tennis racket wrap below the Foam handle for extra grip on my Locus Gear poles which is why mine are slightly heavier.

    I might add another item I have found for a lightweight headlamp.
    Nitecore NU20 seems to be one of the best value powerful ultralight headlamps.

    Something else I have been trying to figure out is if there is some type of spray or coating that can be applied on the topsheet of our boards which will keep snow from sticking to the board making it heavy. I have developed the habit of constantly pushing snow off the top of my skis with the handles of my poles as I walk but wish the snow wouldnt stick in the first place.

    ozsnowbum
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    I am unable to commit to the Gignouxs yet as they are so expensive and I am waiting on more testing before I think about them.
    Any further thoughts on them?
    are they crampon compatible?
    do they hold up well to abuse from kicking rocks? steps?
    do the soles grip well walking on rocks? ice?
    do you get cold feet?
    how do they fit compard to tlt’s
    are they comfortable to wear 12 hours a day, on week long winter camping expeditions?

    anyway…im keeping a close eye on them. too many question marks for me.

    ozsnowbum
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    Pack weight is 4.5kg with 2 litres of water, carbon cylinder. came from a bca float 32 airbag. lost over 1 kg.
    swing weight I’d estimate per foot is around 3kgs, board and boots. I came from a burton spliff with spark bindings. went to jones ultracraft and then milligram and phantoms. lost more than 1kg here.
    worn weight is now about 2kgs, I dropped 1kg with mostly from down jacket, shell, windbreaker, pants and gloves.

    I have not thought about another pair of boots besides the pierre gignoux boots but couldn’t justify it and also want to wait for more feedback.

    Agreed on the paddle technique. I tend to do guided expeditions nowadays so know that someone else in the group will have a big shovel for cutting blocks. Can you recommend a probe?

    will check out the pieps.

    you will need to add the snow basket option but I had a pair of broken poles which I just swapped the baskets over.

    Goggles- The Julbo Aerospace goggles have the pop-out lens for airflow to reduce/clear foggy lens while climbing/skinning. I have yet to use them for this purpose as I wear sunglasses 99% of the time. I am waiting for that super stormy, windy, snowy day where I might actually use goggles and test if it does indeed work or is a gimmick.

    in reply to: Georgia (the country), Norway, Israel, Spain 2017 #805714
    ozsnowbum
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    in reply to: Georgia (the country), Norway, Israel, Spain 2017 #805713
    ozsnowbum
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    in reply to: The Gondwanaland TR Part 2: A Few Turns in OZ #781646
    ozsnowbum
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    i think you totally underestimate the size of the backcountry ski community as well as the standard of skiing in Australia.

    There is also the fact that backcountry ski culture in Australia is probably 10 years behind everywhere else as evident by the fact that only the past couple of years has there even been any avalanche training available (AST1).

    Would it surprise you that wearing an avalanche beacon isnt even a standard practice when venturing out in the backcountry? Totally standard.

    in reply to: The Gondwanaland TR Part 2: A Few Turns in OZ #781628
    ozsnowbum
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    a number of factors imo.

    consider that its the same 30 guys who attend splitfest every year, so a tiny backcountry community.

    the overnight access as you note. but even more to this, is the fact that most mountains are nowhere near where most people live. For example, I live in Sydney, and it takes me a good 6-7 hours to even get down to the snow. Add in the cost of petrol to get there etc, Accommodation (I camp but most dont), Food

    99% of aussies skiing in Japan are not skiing backcountry. They’re resort skiers. The difference between resort skiing anywhere in the world vs Australia is massive. Skiing is generally terrible and expensive in Australia so thats why we all go overseas. And Japan is cheap, dirt cheap.

    Having said that, sure backcountry skiing in oz can be a bit of fun, but in no way is it amazing if you’re comparing it to anywhere else on earth. Its just something to do between July-October ish before the real snowboarding gets done overseas starting in december.

    just my 2c

    in reply to: Kyrgzstan with 40tribesbackcountry.com #780615
    ozsnowbum
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    in reply to: Lightest Softboot Splitboard Set-up on the Planet!‏ #778438
    ozsnowbum
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    Its interesting you say the Board weight by itself with Karakoram clips: 2840g.
    My Jones Ultracraft is meant to weight less than that.

    in reply to: Fitwell vs Spark #777441
    ozsnowbum
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    theyre stiff.
    theyre also very very heavy. 1500grams+ a boot it really put me off buying them and pushed me towards hardboots.

    in reply to: Fitwell vs Spark #777412
    ozsnowbum
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    +1 on all your negative points too.

    in reply to: Fitwell vs Spark #777295
    ozsnowbum
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    I thought it was pretty much established that the fitwells are by far the softboot option.
    As for the Deeluxe Sparks. Well, theyre peices of shit. My first pair lasted about 10 days before the sole came apart, and developed holes in the ankles from crampon straps.
    I got a 2nd pair from warranty which also lasted about 10 days before the sole came apart again.
    Switched to hardboots, but the only softboot I’d even consider is the fitwell.

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