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 Post subject: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:40 pm 
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Have got two boards in at the moment for kids.
There should be no probs with the mounting gear, only have to shorten the Slider plates to suit the board widths.
This also means a new location for the climbing bars but we will measure that and get it sorted.

Some early picks of the two boards.
Hammer 121 and a snurfer style 138 NoBoard

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The Old Ride 163 is now a Surf NoBoard for the same kids older brother.

Recycling old boards, couldn't think of a better use for them :headbang:

More photos to come

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:45 am 
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Nice recycle Adam. Not much left of that 63.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:31 pm 
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Not sure you thought this one through before spending all that time converting a child's snowboard for back country riding. :shock: It reminds me of the story I read up on where some dumbass decided to take his entire family to the Sawtooths (Matterhorn specifically) and got to let his 10 year old son go up with him. That idiot decided to fall in a no fall zone trying to get his kid down safely. Kids don't belong touring in the bc! :nononno:

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:46 am 
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rughty wrote:
Kids don't belong touring in the bc! :nononno:


Thats gotta be the most stupid thing i've ever heard!
Offcourse kids belong in the backcountry, but offcourse the need to be in a safe area! there is a lot of mellow peaks that any kid could ride with no significant risk. As long as you are not an idiot, bc skiing/boarding is a great family activity


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:58 am 
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:scratch: The stupidest thing I ever heard was that kid had the privilege of watching his dad die! The terrain involved wasn't hairy, but lack of route finding skills took them both to a place that was quite dangerous. That kid didn't really have a choice where he was led. I bet kids are fast to react to most bc dangers like avalanches too! Maybe they can use their beacons, probes and shovels to dig out victims as quickly and efficiently as a full grown adult. One of the things I have learned riding bc is that each individual must be competent at making good decisions on their own. Perhaps I just value my daughters life more than going out and having a little fun.

I get why anyone would want to share these kinds of activities with their family. Splitboarding is by far the best outdoor sport I have been a part of. I used to want the same for my daughter, but this instills one of the worst practices of back country riding at an early age: "Trusting someone else with your own life". Don't take it personal. I lost my sister at a very young age and having a daughter who loves to get out with her dad for every adventure makes me a little cautious.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Rughty, you are entitled to an opinion but i single incident shouldn't be a reason to call out every parent who wants to pass on outdoor knowlege to the younger generation.
I know someone personally on this forum whose father permanently fastened a set of skins on a pair of skis at the age of 12, took him out in the approriate terrain and now has more knowlege of snowpack and terrain at 30 than we will prob have even if we do this into our 80s.
Personally i find resort riding with out of control testosterone fest kids with no respect for other people more dangerous(case in point, friends child hit by teenager getting air off a roller in a slow section causing head trauma).
Yes our children are precious and we protect them as best we can without inhibeting them to learn by that action.

ps:very cool project


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 5:41 pm 
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Cool project Adam... and Mr smashed up foot talking shit about safety is priceless. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:04 pm 
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These are rad.

I can't wait until I can ride with my daughter. I don't plan on taking her to the Matterhorn, maybe the local golf course at first.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:48 am 
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Guys
I've finished the first of the two kids boards.
Custom slider plates and pucks but the rest is Std.
Enjoy

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These are the modified Binders
Sorry for the bad images will take some in the sunlight later.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:31 am 
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That's a great project Adam :thumpsup:
As long as the parents realize that younger kids with still developing skeletal-muscular
systems need to learn BC skills in small doses (easy terrain) it's all good. That's a lot of weight for
8-10 yr old hip flexors to drag thru the snow.

Dragging minimally experienced 10yr olds into high alpine "you fall you die" zones is stupidity bordering on Darwinism.
That shouldn't prevent sharing your passion with progeny,
just because big brother safety czars try to prohibit every little thing
to save us from our selves :nononno:

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:01 pm 
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Sweet. What did you use for the slider plates?


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:58 pm 
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Those boards look really cool, pucks look awsome. It looks like you cut up an old school voile slider plate. As far as kids in the BC go... Snowboarding originated in the BC. If you ask any kid who grew up in Tahoe where they learned to ride they will say they hiked their neighborhood hill. Kudos to you for teaching your offspring a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime. One of my best friends takes his kid out in the BC regularly and he has the best relationship with his son. :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Splits
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:17 pm 
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Guys
These boards will be used in Oz, we don't have super steeps so the board will be used for mostly mellow riding.
Doc Bananas - The pucks are made out of PE. They are my Std Slider pucks just cut down.
aksltxlt - I used an old set of slider plates as they don't have as many holes in them and we better suited when cut down.

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