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post #21 of 69 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Cool project. You going to use that on powder days at Perfect North? Perhaps hike the north face and drop in.


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I'll be riding the huge pow days we have at Paoli Peaks with this stick. Skinning the north face here since it's 10 minutes from my house.

I'm going to Colorado in the spring and gonna splitboard out there. Hoping I can get a couple trips in, but not certain. Probably go to Vermont again and try it out there as well.

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I'm probably done with this until I get my pucks in. I'm gonna try to make my own bindings as soon as the pucks come in. Not sure how well it will turn out, or how well I will like it. I have a set of Ride EX bindings with the aluminum base, so I'm gonna weld the Voile slider to the base with the slider area cut out so the base can slide down flush with the top of the slider. I've seen a few people do this and it seemed to work ok. I'm looking at stiffening up the stop tab on the rear of the Voile slider as well. I have been told that is a weak point on the slider.

I'll probably end up buying some Spark Blaze LT bindings before I go to the mountains. However, I like trying to make stuff, so I'll see how this goes.

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looking good... you like to make stuff - take a look at the spark lt bracket and fab up some copies of that.. brass bushings... voile brackets suck
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looking good... you like to make stuff - take a look at the spark lt bracket and fab up some copies of that.. brass bushings... voile brackets suck
That sounds like a plan. Just from playing around today with the pins and brackets, I could see how these would suck in the backcountry.

I haven't even researched them enough to know the difference yet. I better get to looking.

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I welded a few pair up last week. Just have to clean the anodizing off real good and be careful you dont over penetrate the slider or you will be in a world of die grinding pain lol
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I welded a few pair up last week. Just have to clean the anodizing off real good and be careful you dont over penetrate the slider or you will be in a world of die grinding pain lol
Thanks for the heads up. I hadn't thought of that nightmare of cleaning out the slider track.

How do you like your welded bindings compared to the Sparks?

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Ive never ridden them, i just welded them for adam.
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Ive never ridden them, i just welded them for adam.
Mr. 20 Questions here. I was pissing around with the bindings mounted on the voile sliders tonight (since I don't have my pucks or welded anything yet) and noticed with my plates at 0 degrees and mounted in touring mode, I had a pigeon toe stance on the board (toes pointed inward slightly). Is this normal, or should it be running as close to parallel as possible when in touring mode? I'm assuming parallel as I would think that is how it how to be using the Sparks binders, but not certain.

I guess my real question is how do you line up the slider with the binding to ensure proper alignment before welding?

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You want the touring bracket to be square off the inside edge and the binding parallel to the inside edge. You could correct it by mounting the touring bracket a degree or two off but its prob best to correct it with the cut on the binding. The plate will not be parallel but the binding will be if you get my drift. This will keep everything square if you swap to sparks.
At the end of the day it matters not cause if you are pigeon toed you will pount the skis at eachother if the pins are mounted square. You could always strap into the bindings and scribe a line on the board across the toe to mount the touring bracket. Too many variables lol, prob over thinking
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upgrade to the karakorham clips, i put them on my slip this year, best upgrade ever.
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