Forums Tips & Questions Should this Happen Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) Author Posts April 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm #576825 Freighttrain48 73 Posts Hey Guys I tried to search for this but I couldnt find anything. I have a 2011-2012 Solution 163w and Karakouram Split30s. How much of a gap should you have in ride mode? A little daylight? no daylight? I was riding in some spring slop and it the slush would come right through the crack like pizza dough coming out a rolling machine. Also with the bindings off and the board connected with the K clips and the tip/tail connected there is quite amount on vertical play. Meaning if you hold it verticaly and grab each half and pull one side up the other down it moves bought a half inch. With a lot of folks have issues with there jones and me never riding any other split I thought I would ask. April 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm #655151 wasatch surf 979 Posts vertical play without the bindings on doesn’t matter. all splitboards do this. April 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm #655152 Freighttrain48 73 Posts @wasatch surf wrote: vertical play without the bindings on doesn’t matter. all splitboards do this. Thanks Wasatch that didnt bother me as much as the snow coming threw the middile while riding April 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm #655153 Killclimbz 1165 Posts It doesn’t quite sound right to me. Pics of the issue might help us determine if you actually have a problem or not. April 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm #655154 Freighttrain48 73 Posts @Killclimbz wrote: It doesn’t quite sound right to me. Pics of the issue might help us determine if you actually have a problem or not. I will take some picks when I get home but there is no snow with 150 miles of my house. what kind of pics should I post to help you guys see? April 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm #655155 KGN 215 Posts A small gap in the board is no big deal at all. I have a gap in the tip and tail, small, and sometimes snow can push its way out. Nothing to worry about in my opinion. April 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm #655156 Taylor 794 Posts I’ve had thin slivers of mash-potato slush (has to be just the right snow texture–not grainy corn) push up through the seam of every split board I’ve owned; it happens aft of my back binding where the most force is being exerted down onto the snow. Nothing to fret about. @sun_rocket April 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm #655157 Freighttrain48 73 Posts @Taylor wrote: I’ve had thin slivers of mash-potato slush (has to be just the right snow texture–not grainy corn) push up through the seam of every split board I’ve owned; it happens aft of my back binding where the most force is being exerted down onto the snow. Nothing to fret about. Thanks Taylor thats what I was talking about. good to know!! June 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm #655158 rughty 620 Posts I just did this to tighten up the gap on my carbon solution. June 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm #655159 wasatchfreeride84093 200 Posts How often do you ride it? The seem between my k-clips has gradually grown larger (rapid growth on hardpack/ cruddy days) And I just pull them off and re tighten themme Rey once in a while June 6, 2013 at 10:57 pm #655160 rughty 620 Posts I have ridden this board 2-3 days in the resort at the end of the season and about 10-15 days bc before that. My gap actually got very sloppy (over 1/8th”) where the clasp wasn’t touching the hook. This happened on the front clip. The rear was fine. The tip and tail clips weren’t installed as tight as I would’ve done which I think also contributed to the problem. Keeping your pucks aligned to the correct length when installing your pin in ride mode would also keep some of the pressure off the K clips as well. Mine had a gap where my bindings could slide back and forth which would also contribute to more force spreading the board halves apart while riding. Other than making these observations and correcting them as preventative measures which will allow many more days on a splitboard, there are things in the layup process than could be done to help. I think it has to do with the thin wood core/sidewall material where the clips are installed. The holes must be ovaling slightly to allow that kind of play. What should be done in board manufacturing is installing something in the core to prevent this from happening. A thicker sidewall or thin metal plate?? The other idea of course is to install micro T-nuts in the layup process? Making an adjustable clip then could be achieved to maintain optimal pressure between the board halves when put in ride mode. Something I tried on my rock board was to epoxy the K clips to the top sheet when I torqued the clips to the board when switching from Voile hooks to K clips. That top sheet doesn’t budge and the surface area of the K clips is more than enough to bond and keep those holes from ovaling. June 7, 2013 at 2:30 am #655161 philip.ak 679 Posts That center gap varies between brands (high-quality production can minimize or eliminate the gap), but tends to grow over time with use as the hooks/clips wear in. That said, K clips should pretty much eliminate any gap IF the two halves of the board nest together correctly. My wife’s Voile Mojo grew gappy over time and would extrude that sheet of mashed potatoes between the halves in fresh, wet snow. My Spliff does that too. Both those boards use Voile Chinese hooks. None of the boards where I have K clips mounted do that because the K clips pull the two halves together TIGHT. That includes my 11/12 Jones Solution which has the mellow Magnetraction on the inside which should make the fit more challenging during manufacturing. This is even one of the notoriously poorly manufactured Tunisian boards (like yours). You just got one of the more funky ones. The snow squirting through the gap does not really affect performance, it just looks weird. June 7, 2013 at 3:20 am #655162 firstlight 721 Posts If you intall one of these the touring parts clamp on the shaft and keep the board from separating in both axis. http://www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au/kits-and-spare-parts.html Pick the Karakorum one from the drop down menu Adam West www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au www.splitfest.com.au www.snowsafety.com.au www.mrbc.com.au www.backcountryglobal.com www.alpinefirstaid.com.au Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.