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 Post subject: Will a rod through the touring mounts help add rigidity?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:49 pm 
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Has anyone tried this idea?

We were talking the other day about adding a rod through the touring mounts while you are in snowboard mode to add a little rigidity to the board and prevent the two halves from being as uneven while turning or riding flat.

Does anyone think that this could possibly ruin the mounts from the torque?

I think it would help for riding hardpack snow a little because I have noticed the inner edges can catch while riding flat based and seems like it could help out the overall ride of the board as well.

I'm going to the hardware store to see what I come up with and I'll post pics later maybe.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:20 pm 
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I beleive fellow forum member Jogi has done that by inserting a long screw through the touring mounts. He has since abandoned the idea. I couldn't find anything amongst his postings...perhaps he can chime in and repost some photo's.

A related idea of his is posted here...i figure it has the same effect on stiffening the board up a bit
http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=1587&highlight=

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a rod through the touring brackets is a good idea ... but it does not work well. :wink:
it "destroys" every flex!

i tried it once in the beginning of my splitboard-years ...
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but the other mod with the overlapping pucks - as InTheMountains already posted - works very well and "supports" the flex of the board.
result: i can only recommend the overlapping pucks.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:54 am 
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Thanks jogi,

I bought the stuff to make it and will still try it to find out for myself. I'm stubborn.

How did you get the overlapping pucks made? I thought about that too but have no machines.


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Jogi,

What kind of material did you use for your climbing bar loops?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:38 am 
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shredgnar wrote:
I bought the stuff to make it and will still try it to find out for myself. I'm stubborn.

How did you get the overlapping pucks made? I thought about that too but have no machines.


check it out how you feel the board performance with a rod. I am curious about your experiences ... I did not like it.

I did note make the pucks by myself. got them from a friend: his nick is "burton" from www.wildschnee.de
He always says it's "POM" ... :?: ... and he is milling them.


KnuckleDragger wrote:
What kind of material did you use for your climbing bar loops?


it's the same material as the straps of your backpack are made of. you may get it in every well organised outdoor-store.

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 Post subject: Any engineering gurus worked a BOA system split halves?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:56 pm 
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Curious, any home or schooled engineers attempt a BOA like closure system that can link the board halves togeher? Just curious. It seems like a straight overlap bar extending a short distance to the opposing side with some boa closure around it might lock things tight.

What the hell do I know? I just had a nice day riding and now I'm having a nice dark beer telling my wife about a new friend made and fresh powder explored.

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