Forums DIY and Mods Hybrid Board Clips?
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  • #578292
    Snurfer
    1439 Posts

    So I’ve come back round to appreciating what the K-clips can do for a board, but I feel like they are a pain in the ass as far aligning the board, especially with the swallowtails.
    Anyways, I don’t have the equipment to make something like this, but I’d certainly be interested if anyone is, or has been thinking about building a hybrid latching yin-yang clip.

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #666088
    Zude
    364 Posts

    I don’t think this would work snurfer, the clips would pull the chinese hooks out of alignment :twocents:

    #666089
    Snurfer
    1439 Posts

    Good point Zude.
    I’m not gonna give up quite that easily, but perhaps I’ll go back to using a combination of one of each type, with the Voile style in the swallowtail crotch.

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #666090
    yeloblammo
    38 Posts

    I don’t see how you can pull the two halves apart. If you try to twist the hooks are going to bind on each other. You would have to place/pull the boards halves together from the top down.

    #666091
    Snurfer
    1439 Posts

    @yeloblammo wrote:

    I don’t see how you can pull the two halves apart. If you try to twist the hooks are going to bind on each other. You would have to place/pull the boards halves together from the top down.

    Hmm? I don’t think so. The Voile hooks have to slide together (e.g. “top down”) and that is precisely what I’m after, something to hold the board together through friction. The the K-clips lack this and the board halves are just floating in space and this sucks in wind, etc… Here is another illustration with the hooks turned just as one would do wit the Voile hooks.

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #666092
    burton
    329 Posts

    you must bring a side wall – for stiffyness…. the hook without the clip is to smal
    this is the same problem like KK. look at the voile 90° canting

    bURTON

    #666093
    Scooby2
    598 Posts

    right, Burton is saying that there’s no metal on the flat part to support the bent-up metal for the clasp to sit on.

    I think you could avoid the tendency for the clips to rotate also by lining up the pulling force of the buckle straight in line with the mounting holes. you’d have to make each piece wider.

    #666094
    Snurfer
    1439 Posts

    @scooby2 wrote:

    right, Burton is saying that there’s no metal on the flat part to support the bent-up metal for the clasp to sit on.

    I think you could avoid the tendency for the clips to rotate also by lining up the pulling force of the buckle straight in line with the mounting holes. you’d have to make each piece wider.

    Good point, I thought about that, but was lazy in my illustration.
    Def going to apply this suggestion as i refine the idea.
    Cheers!

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #666095
    NorwegianDan
    109 Posts

    Great idea.

    Best of both worlds.

    Any progress?

    #666096
    Snurfer
    1439 Posts

    @norwegiandan wrote:

    Great idea.

    Best of both worlds.

    Any progress?

    No progress, I don’t have the tools necessary to build them. I’d hope one of the more ambitious tinkerers would take up the challenge 😀

    BTW I really like your board shapes with the really wide noses :headbang:

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #666097
    Anonymous
    76 Posts

    on my new board no clips at all! just tip tail and the trax… is all thats really needed…

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