Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:05 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Koflach and Northwave Mod.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:39 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Edwards
Just put these together out of some 10 year old gear that was sitting in my garage. Can't wait to test them out!Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Koflach and Northwave Mod.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:06 pm
Posts: 206
Location: Udapimp, Idaho
love frankenboots :thumpsup:

How did you attach/seal the uppers to lowers?
and let us know how they hold up

_________________
snow happens, vive la glisse


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Koflach and Northwave Mod.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:39 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Edwards
I kept the inside of the Koflach's the same (But am using the snowboard liner) That way i can always go back to how they were. That keeps them sealed as well.
The Koflachs had metal rivets already, so I just riveted the snowboard boot uppers and tongue's directly onto the existing boot where the previous rivets were
I'll test them out before finishing them up, but I need to find a way to join the boots to keep snow from going between them. Any suggestions on that? I don't think
sowing will work because to get the needle through the plastic would require heating which will ultimately weaken the boot.

Also, to keep the rivets from working their way through the soft outer boot, I used some thin metal washers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Koflach and Northwave Mod.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:45 am
Posts: 808
Location: Bozeman, MT
Nice DIY, Ben.

_________________
http://samh.net/snowboarding/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Koflach and Northwave Mod.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:32 pm
Posts: 358
Ben,
Rockler woodworking has a set of mini wire gauge drill bits and a bit to hold them. I would bond the uppers to the shell with polyurethane adhesive, I prefer sika flex from Home depot-pick the right color, you will get it all over you, and tape up the parts of the boots you are glueing, so they do not get the glue on them, then drill and thread with good nylon thread. Maybe seal over the stitches with some clear silicone.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Koflach and Northwave Mod.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 03, 2009 10:48 am
Posts: 49
I would not bother with the stitching the boot together'. I would just get a quality mountaineer gaiter (Black Diamond) or an overboot w/ the rubber rand for leather telemark boots) that would fit over the boot.

_________________
Ride the Pow!
----
Venture Storm R 163 (2010) with Dynafit Bindings, F1 Scarpa Boots, Snowpro Race Plate Bindings * Nitro Retro Swallowtail 171 (DIY Splitboard), Burton Fish 156 * Vans BOA "Klutch" Step-in Snowboard Boot and Switch X Bindings


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group