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 Post subject: Extra Hardware for my recent DIY Splitboard?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:56 am 
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Just split a 168 Wide Rome Snowboard. This thing is huge but makes sense for me (I'm 6'1", 200lbs w/ Size 13 boots)

The conversion went perfect but I have a question for you all...

I feel like the middle of the board (the area in between the pucks for the bindings to slide on in Snowboarding mode) separates a bit when the board is being flexed. Maybe a little more than normal? This seems to make sense to me as it's a long board and my stance is wider, which causes more space between the bindings than normal.

Should I order another set of Chinese hooks and install them in between my bindings? I plan on calling Voile today as well to get some insight from them...

Any ideas?

thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Extra Hardware for my recent DIY Splitboard?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:03 am 
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Another option would be to put a long pin across the touring brackets, as long as they line up, which they should. I'd say go ride it first before you try to stiffen it up. May not matter. Down side with the pin is that you now have one more pin to keep track of, plus side it that you don't need to add any extra hardware to the board and you should be able to get everything you need from a local hardware store. You may also find that you only need to pin it when you're riding hard pack, which should hopefully be very rare :P


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 Post subject: Re: Extra Hardware for my recent DIY Splitboard?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:17 am 
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Adding a pin across the touring brackets will change the flex pattern of the board especially since it is so far off the deck. Not to mention it will add another piece of hardware that you have to keep track of.

I am considering putting another chinese hook in the center as well. I am going to try to take it a step further and install t nuts in the core before my next split is pressed so I won't have to drill through the board. I am working on doing this for all chinese hook/karakoram clamp placements, but the board is much thinner at the ends and finding the correct sized hardware is slowing this process down.

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 Post subject: Re: Extra Hardware for my recent DIY Splitboard?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:47 am 
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Thanks for the responses...

Do you think a bit of separation while riding is inevitable w/ these DIY's then? I've never done this before...

(not separating as in coming apart of course, just when flexing the board up and down)

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 Post subject: Re: Extra Hardware for my recent DIY Splitboard?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:00 pm 
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Go with the pin!
If you dont like it, take it out :thumpsup:
If you put Chinese hooks in, crampons are an issue and there will be more holes in your board.

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 Post subject: Re: Extra Hardware for my recent DIY Splitboard?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:44 am 
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I just love this forum.

What a great and yet simple idea!!!

Should work great in combination with the LT pin setup.


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