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Old 11-06-2012, 10:03 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Get a tail kit if they don't have one. The Spark kit is probably the most preferable one. You can also do a G3 or Black Diamond STS kit with the G3 twin tip connectors as well.

We can do the kit fairly quickly. If your glue is decent, the tail kit will solve any problems you'd have with the skins sliding off.

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:21 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Do you have the pins for the LT Brackets? If you use the standard pins they will grind out the bracket. Hopefully he gave you those.
Other way around, Alum. pins in Voile steel touring brackets ruins pins. Steel pins in the LT is fine just heavier. The LT brackets have replaceable plastic bushings.

LT's are a noticeable more stable than the voile brackets.

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Okay sorry to threadjack here... For all you experienced splitboarders: Can you feel the fact that the board is split when you're riding it as a board? One day in the not too distant future I'd like to get into this, but I'm always searching for the stiff freeride boards. Having it cut in half seems like it would take a way a lot of edge to edge rigidity.

Is the answer that you're 99% of the time riding a splitboard on untracked snow, and there's no need for the stiffness I so desire in a resort board?
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:54 PM   #104 (permalink)
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When I ride at the resort I ride on my split. Mainly because my solid deck is over 6 years old and I just can't justify buying a new one. You really don't lose much in performance. So no, I generally don't notice it. You will notice the weight. Splits weight a pound or two more than a solid deck at least.

WALove, for sure you'll destroy the pins in the Voile brackets. I'm pretty sure that it's not advised to do it the other way around either, going off of memory here though. So maybe my advice was adviceless...
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:54 PM   #105 (permalink)
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WALove, for sure you'll destroy the pins in the Voile brackets. I'm pretty sure that it's not advised to do it the other way around either, going off of memory here though. So maybe my advice was adviceless...
the bushings in the LT brackets are roughly 1/4 inch on each side and fully support the pin, and it rides on plastic bushings = no wear. The thin steel voile bracket only supports the pin on a small area, the high forces caused, and the steel on aluminum contact creates the wear problem. Touring in Bozeman means im around a lot of sparks.


side note: voile steel pins are too short to use with spark binders
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Oh I was thinking of the steel pin that the Sparks come with. No way the Voile pins will work. Sounds like solid advice.
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Just got my Spark skins in the mail yesterday. Ordering the LT pins/bracket this week, then I'm all set. Now we just need snow.

Hey Kill, looks like we'll be in Summit County March 3rd through the 5th before leaving for Silverton on the 6th. I don't think we're bringing our touring setups, but we'd be open for a day of boot packing Berthoud Pass if you'd be kind enough to show us around (beers on us, obviously).
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Bring your touring set ups. Pillow lines and big chutes are generally on order at that time of year. You'll want 'em.
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Bring your touring set ups. Pillow lines and big chutes are generally on order at that time of year. You'll want 'em.
Hmmm alright. I'll see how well I can pack my split and solid.
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I was able to pack a split and a solid with extra stuff in the gear bag and keep it under 50lbs. Took a little doing, but it was done. You could be brave and just bring the split and ride that at the resort. That is all I plan on doing no a days when I travel.
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