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  • #848022
    Alexandros
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    Hi everyone,

    Heres my take on modifying the Proclines ARs. I’ve been doing mods for 2 years now taking it step by step. I’ve found the boot to be stiffer then what I wanted so I kept on experimenting and modifying.

    I started with cutting part of the ‘nose’ on the back of the boot and increasing the hole so as to introduce forward flex. Couldn’t get the desired effect so I shaved boot material from different parts around the cuff.

    Photos and videos over here (hope it works 🙂 ) https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ln79ToZ5XXkEMorF6

    The breakthrough came from an idea I came up inspired by @jvosburgh initial mod, or a variation of that mod, maybe someone else has come up with something similar. I chopped off the back ‘nose’ altogether and increased the hole size up to where the cable is installed as well as a little bit on its lowest side.

    I designed and shaped a custom ‘nose’ out of teflon and attached it where the original was (a bit lower) with a screw. The improvised new ‘nose’ is shaped like a ramp offering a gradual friction resistance as the boot flexes forward. This way I Introduced progressive forward flex in the system.

    Another advantage is that you can experiment with different shapes, and a different size or inclination ramp will offer a different feel and result. You can also backtrack and reduce the flex if you’ve overdone it by installing a more burly custom ‘nose’. The forward lean is also adjustable by how much you adjust and shape the back part of the ramp.

    I’m now satisfied with the setup and have the softness and surfy feeling that I was looking for. Lateral flex is satisfying as well, could be a bit better by increasing the length of the lateral cuts I have already done but I’d like to switch to Phantoms so I’ll be a bit patient as I’m expecting to get the small amount missing by them.

    Hope it helps and inspires with future mods for other riders the same way I have found useful this forum.

    #645848
    Alexandros
    7 Posts

    Thanks lots guys for your help. I will find another board for the chop. Enjoy your winter!

    #645846
    Alexandros
    7 Posts

    Doing the mock up the hooks are placed where they’re suppose to be placed on the contact points of board-ground. However it is on the thin part of the board (due to the 3d graphs). I guess this could be a problem? Snowhunter, at your opinion and since you’ve worked with that board should I try and find another board for splitting? Will the Timeless be a hassle and in the end not work properly as a splitboard? I appreciate your help man, since you’ve done that and been there your advice are most important!

    #645844
    Alexandros
    7 Posts

    Snowhunter, thanks for the warning. Sorry but english is not my native language, I didn’t get the whole thing. The hooks have to be set 3′ from the nose and tail and not directly on the edge as they should be? Why is that? Also you say the tail and nose are not thick enough so that makes a problem for setting the clips? Isn’t there a way around, some adjustment that can be made?
    Thanks again!

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