Post subject: Help! My Burton is iced, and I cant ride.
Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:00 pm
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:47 pm Posts: 5
I have a Burton.... I love the board it rides great but I am becoming more and more frustrated with the Burton attachment system. The round binding to board interface keeps getting jammed with ice on the climb and its a biaaatch to get it back together on top of the hill. All I want is to transform and roll out.
I am toying around with the idea of trying to find Voile attachment hardware and giving a go at making it work that way. Is there such a thing? A Burton S-serie with Voile the attachment system? A true hybrid!
Any ideas? I'd love any suggestions anybody might have who has dealt with the same Burton problem.
If you switch to the Voile system you can sell me the burton interface. I loved it and never seemed to have a problem with ice. I would just hose down the board and bottoms of the plates with silicon spray every other trip or so. Switching to the Volie system was easy if you are slightly mechanically inclined. My version of the switch is a lot more low tech than Jack's, but works great. All I used was a drill and, table saw and good plastic.
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:15 pm Posts: 2514 Location: san diego CA
Gus, is this only in the backcountry? I was having the same problem and I loosened the screws that hold the rings in , put my board together using the tip clips and ying/yang clips .I them tightened the rings so the edges were lined up perfectly. The problem for me was one ring was about 1/64th out of line. Might as well have been an inch. Once I re-aligned the rings all has been well