Post subject: Extra Hardware for my recent DIY Splitboard?
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:56 am
Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:03 am Posts: 17 Location: Vermont
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...
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
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.