Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What board / binding are you riding this year?

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Steeps
    replied
    At least pow crashes don't hurt too much! Had a good tip-catch-and-roll with the DLPs on Saturday, but managed to come out of it on my feet and keep riding. Receptors are good for that...

    Leave a comment:


  • DreGarciaTAT2
    replied
    Originally posted by Steeps View Post
    I like to ride.

    I've been riding with buddies lately, so it was good to get a solo day in to charge. I'll be away this weekend so I had to make some laps while I could.
    I recently took my biggest crash due to pow as well. Haha


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Leave a comment:


  • Steeps
    replied
    I like to ride.

    I've been riding with buddies lately, so it was good to get a solo day in to charge. I'll be away this weekend so I had to make some laps while I could.

    Leave a comment:


  • jjue
    replied
    Originally posted by Steeps View Post
    ......

    Took the Spliffs out first thing this morning but switched up after taking one of my biggest falls (and longest post-crash slides) of the year. Will probably post the crash when I get my video game together - knocked the GoPro off my helmet but at least it rolled downhill and was easy to find. There was fresh on top but it was still pretty crunchy underneath. DLPs did ace for the rest of the day, including some powder stash missions; did somewhere around 45,000 ft of vertical total.
    Wow glad you are ok ! pretty hardcore !, taking that fall and then changing boards and going all out !!!!

    Leave a comment:


  • Steeps
    replied
    Setback helps. I have my Receptors set back almost as much as possible on both sets (mounting holes and boot position), although I'm thinking about centering the DLPs a bit more since they rarely come out in pow.

    Took the Spliffs out first thing this morning but switched up after taking one of my biggest falls (and longest post-crash slides) of the year. Will probably post the crash when I get my video game together - knocked the GoPro off my helmet but at least it rolled downhill and was easy to find. There was fresh on top but it was still pretty crunchy underneath. DLPs did ace for the rest of the day, including some powder stash missions; did somewhere around 45,000 ft of vertical total.

    Leave a comment:


  • jjue
    replied
    I ride the DLPs and the Spliffs set back 4cm either with a Zero pro nonreleaser which allows a big setback or with the new inserts that allow a setback for the Spruce riser. That way I never have to worry about tip dive on either board in soft or variable snow. I do tend to lean forward more on carving in firm snow to compensate for the set back.

    Leave a comment:


  • Steeps
    replied
    Yep, it makes a really great big-mountain quiver of 2, with a crossover point around 5 - 10 cm of fresh snow. One or the other will take anything I want to ride.

    I've been back on the DLPs for a couple of days... I always forget what a scary-precise board they are. The first afternoon out the edges felt a bit too sharp, but I've managed to "detune" them a hair since (from riding, and maybe kissing a rock or two). Perfect for hacking down hardpack moguls and ripping trashed-out groomer runs. You need to stay on them and can't get away with being as loosey-goosey as with the Spliffs, but they go exactly where you tell them. Also rock solid for landing drops and jumps, so they're a confidence builder when things get fast and droppy through the trees.

    They do tend to catch tip in powder and dump me on my head once in a while, but that's partly down to being too dependent on the Spliff's rocker powers. I'm used to being able to just ride through anything and not worry about the tips when I'm Spliffing.

    Leave a comment:


  • jjue
    replied
    Originally posted by Steeps View Post
    I'm on new pairs of Spliffs and DLPs this year with Receptors, replacing older sets that I rode into the ground. They're still the ultimate quiver of two for what I ride. Mind you, they're the only RVL8 boards I've tried, so who knows? Hit at least one day this year that I would have liked to try a pair of RCs out for, but the Spliffs still do fine in the deep stuff.

    It was weird riding boards with sharp edges again, but I've managed to de-tune the Spiffs pretty quickly on the rocks at the Horse. Serrated edges cut better, right?

    No core shots yet. Haven't tried the DLPs out (did lend them to a buddy) but they might see some use this weekend if we don't get snow. I'll probably pull them out for my next big vertical day, possibly Saturday. If we get a good dump I'll be too busy playing on the Spliffs.
    That's a great quiver to cover all conditions!

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk

    Leave a comment:


  • Steeps
    replied
    I'm on new pairs of Spliffs and DLPs this year with Receptors, replacing older sets that I rode into the ground. They're still the ultimate quiver of two for what I ride. Mind you, they're the only RVL8 boards I've tried, so who knows? Hit at least one day this year that I would have liked to try a pair of RCs out for, but the Spliffs still do fine in the deep stuff.

    It was weird riding boards with sharp edges again, but I've managed to de-tune the Spiffs pretty quickly on the rocks at the Horse. Serrated edges cut better, right?

    No core shots yet. Haven't tried the DLPs out (did lend them to a buddy) but they might see some use this weekend if we don't get snow. I'll probably pull them out for my next big vertical day, possibly Saturday. If we get a good dump I'll be too busy playing on the Spliffs.

    Leave a comment:


  • gunner
    replied
    Originally posted by jaysz666 View Post
    still ridding old school stuff....I'm I the only one?

    I still ride my old Mike nick pro's which are still in excellent shape and still got another pair almost never used that I bought in 2002 when I was affraid to not be able to find skiboards anymore... I'm I the only one still using old school stuff. its been probably 10 year since my last visit here...
    Just back from a few good days in Austria on my 2007 ALP 110s. Oldies but goodies.

    Slight updates this year with some Line FF Pro bindings and a pair of Scarpa AT boots. All felt good on the snow and boots a lot nicer to walk in.

    Leave a comment:


  • DreGarciaTAT2
    replied
    Iím a complete newb... but I have an obsessive nature when it comes to new hobbies. Haha.
    I bought 2 sets (one for my lady) of dynastar twins... but I knew that my goal was to try it out and then eventually get some RVL8's. I found a set of samurais with release bindings that give me the warm n fuzzys for my lady, I didnít want her to risk any kind of injury with non releases. And I recently grabbed some older RVL8 revolts and some gold receptors off of this forum... Iíll keep the dynastars (which have line FF pro bindings on them) to use to get my snowboarding friends to convert, haha...

    Iím just stoked for snow!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by Greco; 10-16-2019, 04:18 PM. Reason: Please use RVL8 instead of Revel8 (legally this is the correct name)

    Leave a comment:


  • timor
    replied
    Been riding my Revolts since 2013... but decided to finally try something new this season Blunt XLs and snowboard bindings here I come!

    Leave a comment:


  • SecretSchnitzel
    replied
    Newbie here, but I picked up a pair of DLPs for the season. Went and grabbed some Blunt XLs as well to try out and have on hand as a loaner for friends.

    So far I've got two decent sessions in with the DLPs. Sadly, the second time out I sprained my knee botching a stupid bunny jump that I really wasn't prepared for, and I won't be healed up adequately until Sunday at best... But hopefully I'll be feeling good by then, because I really want to hit the Alps on my winter vacation.

    My Blunt XLs are arriving some time while I'm on vacation. Stoked to try them out when I get back in January.

    Leave a comment:


  • slow
    replied
    I counted my quiver of Skiboards today. All 14 will have a home for some time yet.
    This is the season to try out the Sherpas.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Leave a comment:


  • Bad Wolf
    replied
    Originally posted by Tom91381 View Post
    Need to keep a full rotation or start selling them
    I used t have a huge collection of skiboards and longboards, but the Ickys made most of them redundant, so I had a clear out sale last season and sold off several sets of boards. Now I just have the Ickys for everything but deep powder, and the XLs for deep powder. I did keep my Slapdashes, but that was just to own a classic skiboard. By classic, I mean sub 100 cm, stiff, cambered, 4x4.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X