Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:56 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:48 pm
Posts: 163
Location: New England
It seems to be a common problem on Burton splits. A friend of mine came up with this idea and it works great. You simply drill a hole through the "tail" of the whale clip. Then you get a sturdy rope (I used shark fishing line), tie a stopper knot on one end and a bowline knot on the other. Hook the loop of the bowline around the extra post. Its a little tricky to tie the bowline so the rope is long enough that it will loop around the post but so long that it comes undone easily.

Image

Image

_________________
http://www.rightsideproductions.com
http://www.checkyourpins.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/checkyourpins
Instagram: http://instagram.com/checkyourpins
Facebook: http://facebook.com/checkyourpins


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:35 am
Posts: 8
Great idea! I'm thinking a zip tie might suffice in place of the rope. The metal reinforced ties should work if the plastics are not strong enough.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:01 pm
Posts: 795
Location: Colorado
ImageImage

Cheap, easy and field repairable. (Binding screws/nuts) :twocents:

_________________
Talking about snowboarding is like dancing about architecture...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:26 pm
Posts: 33
That gap between the board halves is a big part of the problem. It doesnt keep tension on the clip, and lets it slide open. I had this exact problem on my prior, and filled the gap with some JBWeld and filed it down to the correct size. Havent had a clip come undone since.

Both these other solutions look good too. A small bungee cord would probably help keep the tension better than static rope.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:51 am
Posts: 636
I need to do something like this to my new Jones. Nose clip comes undone pretty easily. I wish there were some other better options, kinda like the karakoram clips but for the nose and tail.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:28 pm
Posts: 453
Location: Cottonwood, UT
I had this same thing happen on my DIY. It was super frustrating. It would come unlatched every 100 ft of descent. I know those of you with a factory boards won't like this fix but I filled in the current tip clip holes with PL construction adhesive (I'd probably use epoxy if I did it again) and then I clamped the nose of the board together so it was super tight (No possible light shining through). Then I redrilled holes for my tip clip. I made sure I was very precise when I redrilled so that the tip clip would always be in tension when latched. I've never had the tip come undone since.

I repainted it at the same time to make it look spiffy.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:01 pm
Posts: 795
Location: Colorado
I also drill my tip/tail clips a little wider than the Voile templates. The hook has to bend around the post a little and then "SNAP" :thumpsup:

_________________
Talking about snowboarding is like dancing about architecture...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:51 pm
Posts: 63
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
rightsider wrote:
It seems to be a common problem on Burton splits. A friend of mine came up with this idea and it works great. You simply drill a hole through the "tail" of the whale clip. Then you get a sturdy rope (I used shark fishing line), tie a stopper knot on one end and a bowline knot on the other. Hook the loop of the bowline around the extra post. Its a little tricky to tie the bowline so the rope is long enough that it will loop around the post but so long that it comes undone easily.


I'd suggest using elastic string / rope istead of sturdy kind. That way you'll keep tesion on the hook and it'll be easyer to get over the pin.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:53 pm
Posts: 90
Hey Pedro, where can one get those screws and nuts? WHat are the sizes? Thanks man.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fixing loose tip/tail clips
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:01 pm
Posts: 795
Location: Colorado
Image
These are the same diameter as the rivets/Chinese Hooks screws. I had a bag off these from old bindings, but you should be able to get these from any hardware store. The only funky piece is the Voile spacer which acts as a screw stop. It is the same spacer as the Chinese Hook ones, and is desirable but not required. I also Dremel down the excess to make it flat and pretty.

_________________
Talking about snowboarding is like dancing about architecture...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 5 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