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Old 07-24-2013, 02:11 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Well, my attempt at the K-clip, Chinese hook was a failure. I couldn't ever get it tighter than what just my Voile Chinese hooks made my DIY board. The DZUS clips I got just had too much slop in the design and the tighter you pulled the board together, the more slop you created. Oh well, $10 down the drain. I guess there is a reason the K-clips are $50 and not $10.

On to my next wheel re-invention. What is the reason no one puts a 1/4" rod through both touring brackets while in snowboard mode? Is it too much tension on the brackets? It seems to me it would help line up everything. Maybe this has been talked about ad nauseam, I just haven't come across it yet.

If I did use this, I would use a 1/4" aluminum rod and pin on both ends with a cable holding the pins to the rod. Weight wise, it couldn't be but a few ounces. Maybe it is unnecessary. Give me the lowdown.

EDIT: I just found a thread in splitboard.com that already went through this. I was only 2.5 years late.

http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic...st=0&sk=t&sd=a

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Yeah people do do it lol. Just unnecessary weight imo. The bindings keep it stiff enough
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Well, I finally did some more work on the DIY split. I got the pucks from Adam mounted to the board. I'll have to do a slight bit of modification on the right set of pucks because I can't get my pin in. I'll just have to remove a bit of material on one end. I've had to remove a bit of material on the sides of both pucks to get my bindings to slide on.

I still have to drill and mount a T-nut on the outboard side of each puck. I wanted to get everything else done before I drill more holes.

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Looks pretty good! I am thinking you may want to set at least one extra screw in each of the pucks. More towards the back of the pucks. Just to make sure you are not leveraging the center too much. Should be easy enough to do.
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I still have to drill and mount a T-nut on the outboard side of each puck. I wanted to get everything else done before I drill more holes.
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lookin good man!
Thanks guys. I definitely have to put another screw in each puck. They move around too much right now just getting the binders on and off.
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Thanks guys. I definitely have to put another screw in each puck. They move around too much right now just getting the binders on and off.
Now that you have two splits, you'll have to throw a swallow on that tail. Well mine is a bit more bat than swallow but you get my point.
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Now that you have two splits, you'll have to throw a swallow on that tail. Well mine is a bit more bat than swallow but you get my point.
That has crossed my mind but I may keep both boards normal so I can let my brother-in-law use one of them. Maybe I will make another board into a split swallowtail (as I slowly go insane).

Here is the board nearing completion with the epoxy setting up. I decided to not put the p-tex discs in as it seems most people have trouble with them falling out.
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Yep, I definitely failed. It happens...
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It seems those discs are so so you're right. For most people they are deep enough that those holes will fill with wax anyway, if you are even worried about it.
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