Post subject: Will a rod through the touring mounts help add rigidity?
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:49 pm
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:51 am Posts: 515 Location: summit, CO
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.
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:22 am Posts: 251 Location: The Kootenays
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.
Post subject: Any engineering gurus worked a BOA system split halves?
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:56 pm
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:12 am Posts: 829 Location: PNW Hood Canal
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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