Forums The Gear Room P-Tex and T-nuts Viewing 18 posts - 1 through 18 (of 18 total) Author Posts February 2, 2008 at 7:33 pm #569687 Monk151 185 Posts Does anybody know where I can pick up the pre-ptexed t-nuts? I called a couple local shops and they’re ask crazy prices for them – like $5 apiece 😯 !!! And I’m not making a whole lot of progress with my esoteric google-searches…… There has got to be a better way. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks, the monk February 2, 2008 at 8:37 pm #603075 ctowles 81 Posts if you are talking about the t nut inserts with the white ptex on the t, the board room here in jackson sells them for 2.50 apeice and would probably ship them. i got a few earlier this fall when i was working on my approach ski project. hope this helps. chris February 2, 2008 at 8:40 pm #603076 Mumbles 753 Posts Monk, I have heard they exist, but never could find any. I made some as a trial by drilling some tiny holes in the flat base of the T nuts so the p-tex that I applied could melt through the holes and have something to “bond” with or hold in place. I then dripped a thin layer on the side of the T nut with the grooves that grip the board core. I have not replaced any of my bare metal T nuts yet, but when I need to I will use these that I have made. I don’t know if the process will really adhere to the metal, but if the p-tex posts that go through the T nut base holds and the bond of p-tex of the base and the disc covering the T nut bond then at least the base will have no exposed metal. February 2, 2008 at 8:48 pm #603077 Monk151 185 Posts @ctowles wrote: if you are talking about the t nut inserts with the white ptex on the t, the board room here in jackson sells them for 2.50 apeice and would probably ship them. i got a few earlier this fall when i was working on my approach ski project. hope this helps. chris hey chris – thanks for the reply, and yes the t-nut inserts with the white ptex – exactly what I’m talking about (hopefully 3/4″). The Board Room eh? Much better than $5 apiece – What’s your approach ski project? And mumbles – That sounds a lot more affordable – and worth a try…..it’s just those ptexed inserts look so damn clean and good – ya know thanks guys do we have $1.50 for ptexed inserts? anyone……anyone…… Bueller……Bueller……. 🙂 February 2, 2008 at 8:56 pm #603078 ctowles 81 Posts the shop is called “the board room”, i’m sure its an easy google find. as for the approach skis, they got made, but by the time they were complete we had enough of a base (kinda) to take the split out, so they have yet to be used. they are some old line snowblades with full glued up purple ascension skins and mounted with voile touring brackets and heel lifters. only problem i can see right now is rigging some kind of lightweight binding for them so that you don’t need to mount a full snowboard binding on a track to use em (and carry on the way down). i’m hoping for next season to make some DIY full track size voile pucks to mount on my solid rock board so that i can just use my sparks on that and swap them over to my approach skis when there is a need to go up. mabye if i finally get a little time this week being laid up i’ll post a few of my diy projects (there are many). chris February 2, 2008 at 9:03 pm #603079 Mumbles 753 Posts CT, If you have the touring bracket and can come up with a set of pins and metal sliding track you should be able to create a web strap binding system mounted to that slider plate that would suffice for skinning so long as you are not doing any dangerous ice traverses or downhills. Something along the lines of a MSR snowshoe type of binding system of straps toe, heel and over the foot to keep your boot in contact with the approach ski. February 2, 2008 at 9:10 pm #603080 ctowles 81 Posts mumbles, that idea was thought out etc months ago. just never got around to making it happen as its been a cloudly pow covered haze of 2 months since then. i’ll probably put more effort into it early next season, but i’m thinking that the diy pucks are the way to go cause that will be the easiest setup to use out on the backcountry and its also probably the lightest. why carry 2 bindings when you can only carry one. this setup would also be compatible with split crampons (assuming they are available from spark by next season) which could be very invaluable in keeping traction on the way up. FWIW, i still have yet to go for a skin on the little mini beasts, but i could see a lack of grip compared to a full size split ski, so crampon compatibility is a big one for me (even though i do not currently own a set of split crampons) chris February 2, 2008 at 9:47 pm #603081 Mumbles 753 Posts CT, Great points in that now you have snow, so full split skinning is better than the short approach minis. I also agree that some DIY pucks mouted would make the use of one set of slider plates and bindings a better option with less excess. February 3, 2008 at 12:38 am #603082 THESYSTEMSPLIT 88 Posts You could always go to At boots and bindings they would work excellent in that application and they work way better w/ crampons February 3, 2008 at 8:26 am #603083 karma surf 191 Posts Sun Valley Ski Tools is the source. February 7, 2008 at 10:10 am #603084 jimw 1420 Posts Another option – Tognar has some stuff that supposedly bonds to metal better than ptex. You can put that stuff on the exposed T-nut metal, then regular ptex on top of that. February 15, 2008 at 4:15 pm #603085 Monk151 185 Posts I ended up grabbing a bag of the Ptex capped T-nuts from Sun Valley Ski Tools – they are awesome to deal with!!! I also picked up a roll of metalgrip from tognar (for a little comparative analysis) – I’ll keep you posted on my findings. January 29, 2010 at 1:42 am #603086 maniacdave 564 Posts Sorry to drag this thing up from the dead, but I figured it’d be better than starting a new thread about the same thing. Anyone know where you can get those P-Tex T Nuts other than Sun Valley Ski Tools? Their account sign up page is pretty much geared to ski shops and requires some business information that I don’t have… because I’m a person, not a business. Google doesn’t seem to be much help. Or if somebody has 20 or so they’d be willing to part with (for $ of course) and perhaps lend me the countersink bit, that’d even better. That was Pontus February 1, 2010 at 11:51 pm #603087 digerati 82 Posts @maniacdave wrote: Or if somebody has 20 or so they’d be willing to part with (for $ of course) and perhaps lend me the countersink bit, that’d even better. I was interested in these as well so I called SVST and they were able to sell me some over the phone. I bought a bag of 50 for $70, which comes out to $1.40 each. If you or anyone else would like to purchase some I will sell them for $2.00 each and that would INCLUDE shipping to anywhere in the U.S. You can reach me at brett.kingsley AT gmail DOT com. Thanks! February 2, 2010 at 12:14 am #603088 mysticfalcon 74 Posts I am going to want some. I will have to do some thinking as to just how many but I will get back to you. February 2, 2010 at 7:08 pm #603089 maniacdave 564 Posts No worries, I did some hunting and found the Canadian dealer for Maislinger Snoli, the manufacturer of those inserts. Canadian ABC carries both 9mm and and 7mm T Nuts with base compound. A 50 pack goes for $70 as well and the countersink bit is $57. A bit steep initially but I figure I can pass it on once I’m done with it, maybe it’ll make the rounds among those of us still splitting our own boards. Perhaps if the Canadian dollar was above par I’d have gone with SVST, but as it stands, I think Canadian ABC is the best deal currently for those of us north of the border. Plus no shipping across the border. That was Pontus February 23, 2010 at 2:22 pm #603090 Dan9 44 Posts x2 I will want some as I’m about to split my own deck. would also gladly pay shipping to ‘borrow’ the countersink as well, I have seen this approach work out alright on a car forum where the tool made the rounds so all who needed to use it, could do so. ptex t-nuts look to be the best+simplest way to do it. March 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm #603091 B-P 134 Posts Me and a buddy are trying to find a place to get these from, svst is tapped out and wont be ordering again until next season. I tried looking at that canadian company but the site doesnt seem to be setup for ordering, anybody know where i can get a bunch of these?? :thatrocks: Viewing 18 posts - 1 through 18 (of 18 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.