Every Third Thursday-Survival Split Board-by-Signal Snowboards

Every Third Thursday-Survival Split Board-by-Signal Snowboards


Dave Lee: This is Every Third Thursday, a
chance for us to have some fun in our factory get creative with board design and materials
just get spontaneous come up with a theme and build it. Dave: It’s Every Third Thursday and it’s
time to dig in and spend the night in the backcountry. A huge thanks for our friends
at Poler for hooking us up with some great gear. Let’s go build the Survival Split. Dave: Here’s our Epic Series for 2012. It’s
a traditional split board, you can see it splits into two, clamp it back together you
have a snowboard. The survival split we’re making is going to split into three. Dave: You’re basically going to cut it here
and here and engineer it so that you have two skies and a shovel with a long handle. Jeb: That sounds good. I don’t think I’ve
ever seen anything like this before. Dave: I definitely have not. Dusty: As you can see there’s inserts everywhere
for uhh, the split. We’re gong to have hardware pretty much to hold everything together. Jeb: Right now, I’m about to cut the base
material for the Split Survival board. I’m going to cut out the ski part. Dusty: Basically it’s a big cluster f**k Jeb: It is a big cluster f**k. I was going
to say puzzle but it’s a cluster f**k. Dusty: I’m not used to putting edges down
the center of a board. It was a little bit different putting them in the middle. It’s
usually just putting them on the outside, clip them on and glue it you know? Joey: So Marc had a great idea to use these
pedals he got from his friend Rich at Crank Brothers. Instead of using a traditional split
board binding that you would remove from the snowboard and then put onto the skies. We’re
going to mount these guys onto the board and then use the clip that comes with it to attach
to the bottom of our snowboard boot so you can clip in and out of the binding without
having to remove your snowboard bindings to ride the skies. Dave: Stephen is laying up the Survival Split.
He’s got his work cut out for him. Dave: Oh boy. Dave: Yeah! Dave: We got your clip for your skies Joey: The fact that we were able to hide a
blade in the split ski is pretty intense and it still goes back into the little pocket
we channeled out here, and lines up perfect. Dave: Just installed the flint on the edge
here. Dave: The boards finished and we’re taking
the last flight out tonight to Colorado. Tomorrow we dig in for the night. Dave: We’re here at Berthoud Pass. Got the
Every Third Thursday board here, Survival Split guys. Dave: You have your two skies, and check out
this for our snow cave tonight. Get our S.O.Sup there, in case anyone can see
us. We also have, a knife. Danimals: Yeah! This thing’s awesome. Dave: The coolest thing we came across, is
that you get an old school snurffer out of this. Danimals: All kinds of survival stuff. There’s
a compass, a fire starter. There’s a thermometer. Danimals: Steering is a little crazy, because
it’s torsionally so soft you know, and you got those inner edges. Dave: I’m here with Mark Maitland from Adventure
Out in Santa Cruz, and we’re going to build a snow cave. Mark Maitland: You can die of exposure in
minutes if you’re in the wrong situation. There’s no better shelter than a snow shelter. Danimals: Takes a lot of work, but it’s
coming together really good. We got lots of guys so it’s pretty quick. Dave: It was cool to see Danimals come from
Minnesota, like an urban shred scene to the backcountry and just got right into it. Dave: Just snapped together, the Snurfer. Kharma: Alright, let’s give it a try. Dave: Super fun, doing laps with Kharma. We
were both laughing. We had our whole crew just amped on these little lines, and it was
fun just to like, play. Kharma: Snurfing. Dave: We had to fit nine people into the snow
caves, so it was actually like a snow condominium. Dave: We got the first pod. Mark: This is a legit snow dome for a bunch
of people. This is plush. We did it right. Dave: The campfire was an awesome scene at
night. It was pretty much the last chance to have a little bit of food. Steve Norwood: I’m getting ready to cook
a little bratwurst, in the backcountry. Dave: Really psych yourself up to be sleeping
in really cold weather. Dave: We just really came together and had
an awesome time. Dave: It’s 5:45. Just woke up The sun’s about to rise,
I just wanted to check it out. All the dudes are in there sleeping soundly. Dave: There’s nine people in there! Dave: We definitely achieved what we set out
to do. We stayed overnight in really low temperatures, we built our own shelter, we built the fire,
we had a board that provided plenty of laughs and fun. It was a great experience. We got all cozy, didn’t’ even think about it.
Everyone’s about to go to sleep… I gotta pee.

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