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 Post subject: Scarpa Matrix Forward Lean Mech. Mod?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:38 am 
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I am researching if and how to mod the forward lean mechanism on a Scarpa Matrix. Though it's a really nice, soft flex stock, I think it'd still improve with more forward lean.

That would appear to require:

1. Removing whatever stop is currently limiting forward motion. (What that stop is isn't clear to me.) and

2. A longer bar, so that the bar does not come out of the square housing element, leaving me jammed forward.

This boot's mechanism seems different and less easily modified than other boots on the mod threads, but admittedly that's difficult for me to decipher.

Insights / advice appreciated. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Scarpa Matrix Forward Lean Mech. Mod?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:52 am 
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Thats a nasty bit to figure out. If you could get a longer bar made and fit it in would be ideal and the stop mech is certianly hidden underthe plate.
An "easier mod" would be to adjust the length of arm on the L shaped brackets


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 Post subject: Re: Scarpa Matrix Forward Lean Mech. Mod?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:03 pm 
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I would say remove it completely and start over from scratch. Maybe a cube kinda forward lean thang?

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 Post subject: Re: Scarpa Matrix Forward Lean Mech. Mod?
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christoph benells wrote:
I would say remove it completely and start over from scratch. Maybe a cube kinda forward lean thang?


Yeah, that may be the only solution. If it looks like too much of a pain in the ass I will probably just make some mods to the cuff and tongue to soften forward and medial flex and then run a loose top buckle. These are temporary and I plan to get something lighter next year anyhow. One step at a time...

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 Post subject: Re: Scarpa Matrix Forward Lean Mech. Mod?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:04 am 
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I would check out some Siderals I've got 29.5s and they fit great (I run 12-13 shoe size). Other than that I would say the cube idea is not bad, placed just above what appears to be a bar that slides up and down?< this would require possibly fucking up the functionality of the whole system. Looks looks bulky and a few degrees more complex than the dyna and sideral mechs. Other than cheesy buckles the siderals look good($300 used).


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 Post subject: Re: Scarpa Matrix Forward Lean Mech. Mod?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:16 am 
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it looks to me like you'd have to drill out the cuff rivet to get the metal bar out and then get a replacement rivet or a threaded cuff replacement bolt. maybe you could drill out a channel in the bar as assembled, but it would be hard to do so in the little space between the L shaped part and the metal plate that is screwed on. The cuff does look like it has a good strong stop edge for a cuff stop to be bolted on the back.


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