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    Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 8:49am
I should be receiving my splitboard this week.  I am excited to see that splitboards are becoming more and more available and will only begin improving in tech.  You can get a very good setup from many brands.  Complete setups can cost you as little as $900, which isn't bad considering that use to just cover the board!

Now I can see more and more people watching movies, commercials, and advertisements thinking the backcountry is awesome.  I think it is.  But I have some huge hurdles and learning experiences I still need to overcome.  Many on here are experts at judging snow conditions and stability.  I am not.  I cannot afford to learn these things the hard way.  I don't want to hear of anyone in the community getting hurt, or worse killed, in an avalanche.  The people you are with must be just as cautious as you.  It may not be you that gets injured or killed in the slide, but the one you are with.  Conditions across the country vary greatly.  In Colorado we don't worry much about tree wells (as compared to other locations like Oregon where I am currently traveling, woohoo 80+" of snow this week).  Please do your research, take classes, anything you can do to educate yourself.  This is a great fun sport, but it is not without risks.  Kind of like riding without a helmet, you can do it, but it's not the most educated route.

So for those, like myself, starting the splitboard world and earning our turns in the near future, please be cautious. =) and tear it up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 9:03am
Congrats on your splitty, now good luck and happy hunting!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 9:18am
What board did you get holmes?  Did you get sparks?  If not that needs to be your next purchase. 
 
We need some more snow in Tahoe for BC to get into full gear -- hope it is coming soon.  We're generally blessed with a more stable snowpack than the Rockies/continental, so it shouldn't take too long to set up solid when it comes in.  But I think high/extreme danger is going to persist in your neck of the woods maybe all season, although I hope not, it's been a bad year in BC and the rockies already! 
 
Until we get some snow, my splitter is basically just sitting on the floor in my house
 
 
so sad . . . but beautiful still
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 9:27am
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What board did you get holmes?  Did you get sparks?  If not that needs to be your next purchase. 

 

We need some more snow in Tahoe for BC to get into full gear -- hope it is coming soon.  We're generally blessed with a more stable snowpack than the Rockies/continental, so it shouldn't take too long to set up solid when it comes in.  But I think high/extreme danger is going to persist in your neck of the woods maybe all season, although I hope not, it's been a bad year in BC and the rockies already! 

 

Until we get some snow, my splitter is basically just sitting on the floor in my house

 


 

so sad . . . but beautiful still

 

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Good looking split board. My buddy just made his own. (He's worked in a tech shop for 10+ years so he's pretty good at what he does) It's pretty sick, I'm sure it's not as great as a split that you would buy but he made for around $350 and that's with the purchase of the board. I'll try to get some pics of the split and put them up on here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 9:32am
i got an offer I couldn't refuse on a whiteroom.  I won't be rockin the sparks, going to go with something different.  www.splitboardbindings.com  I like what karakoram is doing.  

haha, the point of my post wasn't to bring attention to me!

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Did you rit-dye your binders?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 12:17pm
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i got an offer I couldn't refuse on a whiteroom.  I won't be rockin the sparks, going to go with something different.  www.splitboardbindings.com  I like what karakoram is doing.  

haha, the point of my post wasn't to bring attention to me!

 
Sure the point I guess was that splitboarding is fun and you need to be safe -- well hell ya, but let's talk about gear too!
 
Can't wait to hear what you think of the K system, those look nice for sure.  I emailed the Klosters sometime last year and they sent me a pair of the clips for my burton, we chatted a little bit and they seem very cool.  I hope they do well, seems like they're getting a lot of press and that will only help them make their prody better. 
 
And the whiteroom looks sick, I've been stalking that since BCM's gear guide came out but haven't seen it in person and since we have no snow it hasn't been on the top of my list to replace the splitter.  Also I heard on the street that Zakk's got a 162 in the mail . . . .
 
Yeah Rob I kitted out my Blaze's with old custom highbacks and straps, and they spent some time on the oven . . . did the same to my voile hardware -- check out how my wife's pucks turned out!
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 12:19pm
i really wanna order that 165 whiteroom..... anyone wanna sponsor me for splitboarding prease?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 12:50pm
Splitboarding is so much fun, I quit riding lifts.  It's amazing how much more money you have when you're not buying season passes and lift tickets.  Makes the splitboard purchase that much easier. 

Of course a beacon, shovel, probe, a Level 1, and some solid partners need to be part of that bargain.

Just booked a week long trip in March for Washington.  I'll snowboard everyday, but I probably won't ride one lift.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 1:06pm
I am looking to get splitboard now that the tech is improving and more options are available. Also good option is to split a board yourself. Not that hard to do if you have the right tools.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 1:08pm
I have a buddy riding the karakoram bindings and he loves them but he better cuz they were $500. They have a really nice design and worth every penny.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2012 at 1:22pm
I know, the bindings are going to cost me more than the board.  But it's a system I don't plan on changing much in the next 5+ years.  So i'll go with it.  There a couple classes I plan on taking too.

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