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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:29 pm 
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I wonder if this will catch on? If it does, I think it would open up some new binding bolt patterns. Fun times!


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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:24 am 
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This topic interests me.
I would like to find out more about it before I finish my current split.
I like the idea of less holes through the board.
The trade off is the greater chance of these pulling out since they aren't through the deck.


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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:49 am 
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I didn't have much time at the show to hang around but the weight wasn't over the top.
The plan shape of the K2 is competely different, like a Furberg with a short radius sidecut.
The machining on the Aluminium was a bit rough but that what they are made of. So imagine they make a core with AL panels and the once the board is finished and edged they stick it in a CNC machine and mill out the channels.
That's how I would do it.

I'm surprised you guys in the US haven't seen this yet???

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that looks awesome. a handful of the big brands use the end of the southern hemisphere winter to roll out the new stuff for the next american winter, so you probably saw it first.


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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:55 pm 
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For all the DIY board builders out there FirstLight will have the "FLST 3.0" soon for you to put in you core layup.
Pic to come but they are nearly finished being machined!
We will have a few sets left over from the first batch so let me know if you are interested.

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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:59 pm 
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I not sure there is a Patent on the ICS/EST as this concept has been round for a long time in the surf/Sailboard industry.
It is the identical to a surfboard finbox or mast slider track.

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They may only have the patent on the process of attachment.

Any thoughts

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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:21 am 
really pick a stance ...it really isn't rocket science
once i have my stance I really have no need to ever change it!
so no need for ...this


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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:58 am 
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I change my stance all the time, it really depends on the board that I'm riding, the camber profile, the boot/binding combo, loaning the board to a friend, selling the board after I'm done with it, etc. Channels are the best way to go and the one split that I've ridden with channels was the easiest split ever to set up. I wish they were all like that.

Rev had channels in their boards back in the mid-90's so if the patent isn't up it must be getting close.

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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:04 am 
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http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6786502.html

I'm guessing that's the Burton patent because it talks about a single channel in the center of the board. I'd say that a splitboard consitutes a new application of an old technology that is not covered by the Burton patents since it is not used in the center of the binding.

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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:34 am 
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Could be, quick search didn´t reveal split channel system patented. But I did find a recent patent (20.8.2013) of a rocker snowboard..
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8511704.html :roll:

Sorry for derailing.

Hope that the channels start getting more popular. Atleast they cannot be patented anymore..


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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Update
FLST 3.0 completed but new version already being machined with a better design and more focus on installation.

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look out for FLST 4.0

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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:56 pm 
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First of the FirstLight boards with the FLST

Came out nice

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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:59 am 
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NOICE! :drool:


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 Post subject: Re: FLST
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:59 am 
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Update on FLST

Wont be using again, didnt work! :cry:

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