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 Post subject: Re: broken slider plates?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:48 pm 
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I had zero play in my slider plates. The cracks appeared to be fatigue cracks and in, my opinion, came from poor QC / heat treatment which resulted in less ductile aluminum.


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 Post subject: Re: broken slider plates?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:36 pm 
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Location: vancouver, bc
split.therapy wrote:
Have any you who have broken the tabs noticed play between your pin and pucks?
I allow for no play and have never broken a plate. I have worn them out from skinning.

It must be somewhat satisfying to wear through a piece of metal from skinning... I have plenty of miles to go before that happens.

I set mine up with zero play (that I can detect), using the plastic voile puck placement tool. I also check the tightness of all bolts before long tours. I was thinking a very small amount of play is inevitable in the system, otherwise the pin couldn't slide past the pucks. I also imagine the amount of play could increase over time due to wear on the plastic pucks from the metal pin.

I just wish the slider plates were made stronger.


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 Post subject: Re: broken slider plates?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:58 am 
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treetop wrote:
I just wish the slider plates were made stronger.


This fall I received a set of red plates that the Volle r&d dept made of stronger alum.
They were starting to crack within 20 days of touring (very small cracks but in the same spot as before)
I have five badly cracked plates and one with a tab completely broken off.
Been splitin' for six seasons and have always kept my system tight and without play.
My thoughts on why this is happening are....
1. The aluminum heel tabs are taking all of the energy that is being sent up from your board when charging a line. This transfer of force from board to heel tab to binding has shown a possible weak link?
2. When in touring mode the tab is resting on the heel lifter. After walking and putting your weight on that small bent tab of aluminum would it be enough to cause cracks?
3. The most obvious and easily fixed reason for this problem is..........
YOU HAVEN'T BOUGHT A PAIR OF SPARK R&D BINDINGS YET!? :headbang:
No more worry of my foot sliding off my board at high speed and they make riding a splitboard feel like a real snowboard set up. :rock:


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