DIY splitboarding works fairly well
I started splitting my board a few weeks ago and just filled in the holes with epoxy a few days ago. Splitting went pretty well, but I definitely needed a lot of info from the forums on splitboard.com. The main bummer about splitting your own board is the stance is not adjustable. I didn't realize this till after I got the kit. Aso, I don't think the board rides exactly like it would've unsplit. My first skinning experience was interesting. The climbing bars are tricky to flip up and down (I'm gonna add webbing loops) and there was an established boot pack so my post-holing buddy actually beat me up the hill. I'm sure I would be at a much greater advantage on a pow hike though.