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 Post subject: new old boots
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:54 am 
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A bit rough but they should work for now:

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Here's how they work with Dynafits:

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With Ignition bindings:

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The deck:

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Too short for deep snow?

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I guess not


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:16 am 
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Sweet! Sparks for ride quality in soft boots, boot mod with dynafits for skinning, crampon lock for voile and heel riser. Looks like a blended set of technologies that suit your personal needs or preferences. I presume that you skin up with your sparks in your pack then slip them on to bomb the pow? What do you think of your work? How light is your setup with the sparks in the pack and only the pucks and dynafits on the board? Any changes to your boot comfort/dyanmics after adding the dynafit adapter peice to the front/bottom?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:36 am 
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I have been dealing with bindings in my pack for a while, because I was using Dynafits with F1's and riding down on Voile plates. The Spark set up is bulkier but lighter I think. The boot mod affects ride feel a little bit but it is far superior to hard boot snowboarding. I am sure that a good boot manufacturer could make a better version of the set up.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:40 am 
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Cool mod steve! 8)

Can you post a pic of the underside of the boot?


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Sick !!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:28 pm 
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I thought I put this up.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:17 am 
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Cool - interesting method for modding the sole. What glue did you use?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:16 pm 
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I used a combination of Barge Cement and Sho Goo for different parts. didn't really know what I was doing. The new soles are attached with t-nuts as well as glue.


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 Post subject: Re: new old boots
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:18 am 
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How well did this hold up?

i just got a pair of Dynafit binding and I'm looking forward to butchering up some boots.

thanks, Spencer


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 Post subject: Re: new old boots
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:52 pm 
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Sorry for the delay in replying Spencer. Only just started thinking about snow. They held up well but I did not work them over too hard. I will push them a bit harder this season.


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 Post subject: Re: new old boots
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:53 am 
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Thanks for sharing this mod.
I am in the process of doing the same to a pair of driver's X. I also aquired the BD AT sole.
Do you have any tips before starting. How did you manage with the boot's sole? Did you cut and remove it (unglue?) or did you grind it with a dremel or something similar?

I was also wandering how they work in climbing mode. Don't they bend to much at the end of the added sole (no hot spot?). Another idea I had was removing or grinding my entire boot sole, reinforcing with a fiber plate and attaching the BD AT sole to this plate. But I am not sure it's worth doing it.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Pascal


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 Post subject: Re: new old boots
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:43 am 
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Hello,

I have started grinding my sole, but it is pretty hard to do... :scratch: I have had no success with dremel and only few with a file. Any piece of advice would be more than welcome! :D

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 Post subject: Re: new old boots
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:32 am 
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this thread is so inspiring, I think about dynafitting my burton drivers nearly every time I go out touring. Please keep posting updates on how this works out for you. Really the part of this system that I'm not convinced about carrying my bindings on my back.

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