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  • in reply to: Amplid Milligram #848471
    Trygve
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    Hi, I wanted to give an update on the Milligram-weight situation. So I got response from Amplid where they admit that my copy is too heavy, and it seems that it for some reason got the wrong wood core. Supposedly it will be even more fun to ride, and they have given me an acceptable deal on next years model.


    @mike
    Too bad to hear they are off. I think the biggest cheaters in the game so far is Grivel. Buy a pair of crampons from them and you`ll be sure they are way heavier. Maybe they weigh without the spikes or something 😉

    in reply to: Amplid Milligram #847908
    Trygve
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    Howdy again, I just got the 19/20 Milligram 163 and since Im a good mix of engineer and weight weenie I was quick to put it on the weight scale. Im surprised it actually weighs in at 3100 grams (3.1kg) without sticker or wrapping, while Amplids homepage states 2.8-2.9kg. They probably specify for without the clips, but they dont add up to 100g pr “ski”, do they?

    Anyone else here who has weighed their board without binding interface?

    Cheers,
    Trygve Veslum

    in reply to: Amplid Milligram #847514
    Trygve
    Participant

    @schwalbster Thank you for your thoughts and reply.

    in reply to: Amplid Milligram #847381
    Trygve
    Participant

    Hi, I know I asked the exact same question in this thread before, but there is one thing I`d like that might change your opinion. As mentioned earlier Im very interested in purchasing a Milligram but Im still very undecided between 158 and 163. My current bodyweight (without gear) is about 77kg which I know is in the upper weight range for the 158.
    Reason Im asking again is that I have noticed waaay too many times that my Dynafit skiing friends stays on top of the snow surface during skinning, while my “skis” sink through and therefore spend way more energy.

    Basically I just want the board which is the most efficient uphill. 158 is the lightest, while 163 might float better on top while skinning uphill but is heavier. I`ll always manage the downhill (my current split is a Rome Double Agent 159 which is surprisingly light). Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.
    -Trygve

    in reply to: Dyno or Phantom? #847333
    Trygve
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    @scooby2 Thanks for prompt response! Yeah to me that seems to be the lightest binding setup there is actually.

    in reply to: Atomic Backlands with Phantom Link #847332
    Trygve
    Participant

    Ok, thanks for the reply @doug ! Much appreciated.

    in reply to: Atomic Backlands with Phantom Link #847313
    Trygve
    Participant

    @doug Thanks for the response. Just to clarify regarding the boot model. Are we talking about the “Backland Carbon” which weighs in at about 1100 grams per boot? Or the “Backland Ultimate” model at nearly 800 grams?

    -Trygve

    in reply to: Dyno or Phantom? #847312
    Trygve
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    @scooby2

    I have a front foot angle way beyond 30 degrees ruling out a phantom set up, so for my hard boot adventures I picked up a set of the Splitboard powers from France. 275 grams, well designed and beautifully machined/finished. Price was upper 300s.

    Splitboard Hardboot SPX 275 binding

    I dig the Spark stuff, have a new pair of arc pros in the family, but 275 grams vs. 409 for the Dynos for a single plate made these a slam dunk for an extra $100 for me. Shipping might have been $25, don’t remember. I also like the plastic Voile toe lever on the 275 over a metal one.

    After you posted about this binding from Splitboard-Power Im really curious to hear your thoughts and experience about these bindings. Is there any reason not to buy these over the Dynos except from price? Im currently wondering if these bindings paired with Atomic Backland Carbon boots and Amplid Milligram board would be a good “Fast&Light” combo.

    Best regards,
    Trygve Veslum

    in reply to: Atomic Backlands with Phantom Link #847205
    Trygve
    Participant

    @doug, did you do any other mods than buying those link levers? Im looking for a fast&light hard boot but Im not interested in trying and failing with different mods. The link lever sounds like a good idea though. -T

    in reply to: Anyone developing hardboot heel lock?? #831478
    Trygve
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    Hi, any updates here? I really agree that a quick «snap-on» mechanism for locking the heel would be great for skating out vallyes, over lakes etc. The Voile strap seems too time consuming. No time for that when you’re mountaineering with your Dynafit Skimo friends.

    in reply to: Why Can’t I Skate Ski? #831477
    Trygve
    Participant

    Anyone here having an opionon whether this is easier with AT setup? However Id imagine skating is easier with the heel locked. Is there any AT heel locks typically used by splitboaders?

    in reply to: Amplid Milligram #830934
    Trygve
    Participant

    Cheers, thanks for the answers! -T

    in reply to: Amplid Milligram #830668
    Trygve
    Participant

    Jonathan, thank you for the reply. 163 it is then….Im tired of sinking deep into the snow when uphill when my Dynafitter friends just float on top…so that’s a go for 163 vs 158. No way Im switching. I rather spend a few more calories. Should consider to attach helium-balloons on my pack haha 😀

    Buell, good to hear your opinion on the Ultracraft. It seems a bit sketchy to ride switch with due to that directional shape. (which I sometimes do when long exhaustive runs on either edges).

    Thanks!

    -T

    in reply to: Dyno or Phantom? #830511
    Trygve
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    Hi, what is peoples take on this matter now in 2019 considering weight, robustness and ease of use?

    Considering jumping ships from soft boot setup 🙂

    Thanks!

    -Trygve

    in reply to: Amplid Milligram #830509
    Trygve
    Participant

    Hi, Im looking for a light and tough splitboard with mainly mountaineering in mind where 15-22 mile trips will be a typical distance which is quite far for me. I already have a Rome Double Agent which is actually pretty light compared to many of those Jones board etc, but I want something lighter that carries my weight better during skinning ie a bit stiffer and longer board. Im 183cm (6 feet) and 77kg (170 pounds). Is the Milligram still in general the best choice for my purpose? And which length do you suggest given my “metrics”….158cm or 163cm? According to Amplids web page I’m marginally heavy for the 158. It appears also that the board has become heavier the last years compared to the values shared by users at this forum. Is there any lighter board out there these days?

    Yeah I know I probably should`ve purchased a pair of Dynafit PNG skis for mounteering specific trips and shaved 1.5kg pr foot but snowboard is my thing 😀
    Thanks in advance.

    -Trygve

    in reply to: Crampons for soft boots #823809
    Trygve
    Participant

    Thanks for your answer! Didnt realize I got a reply until now. I bought them myself for use on my Burton Imperial softboots (no heel welt so had to buy the heel baskets). I think they work OK on snow and hard snow at shorter segments, but on mix they flex too much around in my opinion. I ended up buying a pair of Petzl Sarken in addition for trips I know there will be longer segments of very compact snow /ice or mix.
    Another point for having hard boots haha

    Trygve
    Participant

    Ive been using the Atyx FL45 pack several times now for splitboarding and summer mountaineering.

    Pros:
    -Lightweight
    -Minimalistic.
    -Just enough outer strops/loops to fit crampons, two ice axes and A/H-carry for the splitboard when split.

    Cons:
    -One big compartment (in addition to the small one in front) so things can “get lost” in there.

    in reply to: Backpack for splitboard and climbing #823537
    Trygve
    Participant

    Hi,
    Mountain Equipment Tupilak or Arcteryx FL45. First one is twice the price of the latter. Ive got the latter and very happy about it so far. Ive threaded strops inside the loops on the backpack for A/H-carry (not availble on FL30). One compartment only.

    -Trygve

    in reply to: Lightest softboot with crampon heel welt? #822383
    Trygve
    Participant

    Hi,
    Thanks for all the reponse guys! Due to very heavy investment for jumping ships to AT system I’ll stay with softboot setup. Of course I see the clear benefits with it during skinning and crampon compatibility for example. However its not superior in every aspect either…like the brackets needed when transitioning to ride mode etc which probably takes another minute when you want to keep up with your Dynafit-friends on skis.
    The Burton Imperial boots with heel basket crampons work just fine and Ive used it on quite technical mountains here in Norway. Good enough.
    The weight of the Fitwell/K2/32 boots though is beyond my understanding…1300-1500 grams?? I dont see any reason for carrying such anchors unless you REALLY need heel delta. And even worse that they hide this info from their webpages.

    Let me know guys if anything lighter than Imperial shows up for the 18/19 season!

    in reply to: Lightest softboot with crampon heel welt? #822382
    Trygve
    Participant

    Hi, Yes thats what I ended up doing actually. I use the Petzl Irvis Hybrid now on tours where the need for crampon is undertain, and the Petzl Sarken if definitely crampon terrain and «mix». I think at least the latter works very well with rear basket.

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