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Split Boards

Proletariat - 3-22-2015 at 08:28 AM

Heya.
Almost all of our riding is done out of state. For day trips, we will be heading to Wyoming, Nebraska and close to New Mexico. For actual kitesurfing in decent winds, we'll be taking a plane. I'm not sure I want to spend part of my "relaxing" trip arguing with some airline twat about whether or not I'm a golfer (I am, but I don't wanna bring clubs with my kites to appease a rule I disagree with).

So instead I've been looking at the viability of split boards. They appear to be pretty awesome, but I was wondering if maybe someone can help me understand the splitboard landscape. They are EXPENSIVE, so I really want to do my research before I pull the trigger on one. I've only been able to find 4 companies that make them... does anyone else know of another splitboard manufacturer? Any tips on how to get a cheap one (like less than $1000?):

Anyway, here are the ones I've found:
Nobile
Newind
Flysurfer
KitElement (I have trouble typing this name... makes me uncomfortable)

Personally, I think I like the KiteElement or the Nobile the best, just for easy of use / transport, but if anyone has any tips or suggestions, I'm all ears. I can't find a used one anywhere :(

Proletariat - 3-22-2015 at 08:29 AM

RLboards -- anyone heard of these dudes?oops... just found one more out of Czech Republic:


PHREERIDER - 3-22-2015 at 10:19 AM

there is one that i looked at ...it has a solid center section and two tips , can't remember the name or anything i thought the design was far ahead of the center section split, how the tips attached seem really well designed.

i would look at board bottom shape and not be concerned with the center section now all seems similiar ...it needs to be a decent ride, flat and fast, no concave very little rocker if any ...cause when u get there the last thing u want worry about is the boards ride ability.