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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:13 am 
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Ya know, I'm thinking of taking Black diamond tip loops (2 per skin) and use backpack webbing to connect the loops from the skin to the tail of the board. Put a plastic slider piece in there so you can adjust strap length and tightness (like a hip belt clip on a backpack).

I think this is cheap ($25 for 2 sets of tip loops) and a few cents for some webbing- and a good fix for people whose skins don't quite reach near the tail to accomodate BCA tip clips....

Maybe the hardware store has something like tip loops...really you just need some stainless steel metal loops... :lol: and then pretend you're McGyver...

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Genius! Now I'm getting all sorts of ideas for my off time in between the freshies. I'll see what I can do.


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show pics please when work is done ...

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well, due to some unfortunate sled difficulties (not mine thankfully) this morning, my gros ventre snowboarding trip today didn't go off as planned, leaving me with a few spare hours before work to snap some photos of my mod and find a place to post them.

As i said before, i found these tail clips for $10 at a shop here in town. they are black diamond tip stretchers, and the bag i had says xxl (70 mm). the tag on the bag looked very old. these are from a few years back, from the days of the purple ascension skins. the tip stretchers are made of a very stretchy rubber material, they have alot of give and are easy to put on and take off but hold the skin extremely well.

here are the shots:

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this shows the backside of the skin where the material is folded over. notice that where the skin material ends is the factory cut edge. the tolerances were close, but i managed to get a perfect fit. i have a 165 and am using the standard voile tractor skins in long. you could prob do this mod with these tip stretchers on up to a 166/167. i was able to stretch these onto my roomates 168 burton split, but the tip stretcher was maxed out and didn't look so hot. what i did to measure was to put the skin on the ski regular, then sat the tip stretcher on the tip at the best angle, and marked the bottom of where the loop was and the width. i then cut perpendiculaur to that line at the end points and cut about 1/8" to the other side of it. i then placed my newly cut end thru the tip stretcher bottom loop and folded over as tight as i could, pulling the line over twords the tip...this basically put about 1/8-1/4" of tension into the tip stretcher. i then marked where i wanted my rivets, drove a nail thru the marks, and used basic crush rivets that close with a hammer to secure it. i got the rivets at a local ski shop..they are the kind that come with most skins. you'll notice that i also had to cut part of the center strip on the glue side to get glue to glue contact on the fold. the whole thing was quick and easy though, and once that was done, all i had to do was a quick trim to match the end profiles for easy storage.

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this shows the tip stretcher in place on the board. you can see that loop has just the right amount of stretch in it to keep it in place but also allow for easy on and off. this side also has the flat closed side of the rivets so that every thing is nice and flush. i really like having these on just for gettiung the skins on and off. its so much quicker to put the skins on when i can just hook the nose, stretch the tail, move the skin into place, and run my hand down it to stick. i find it much easier than trying to futz with the alignment while i am applying the skin, id rather have it held in place for me.

anyhow, hope everyone likes the mod.
chris


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:24 pm 
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ctowles wrote:
well, due to some unfortunate sled difficulties (not mine thankfully)


ack...looks like i spoke too soon and seriously jinxed myself with this one. about 10 minutes after i posted this thread, my roomate comes in and asks if he can borrow my truck for a few hours to take his friend out on the sled. i let him take it, and two hours later he comes back with a nearly totaled sled and a large foot deep tree size dent thru what is left of the front bumper. can my day get any better? :roll:

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