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 Post subject: Vert Voile Mod
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:09 pm 
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After mounting my plate bindings directly to the vert deck and finding that my weight was way too far back I gave it another go. I also noticed that at #215 there was a fair bit of flex in the decks which I wanted to minimize. Here is what I did:
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The slider plate fits very snugly and should minimize some of the fat boy flexing of the deck itself.

As for the underside, in order to securely hold the voile pucks atop the deck and minimize the stress on the holes I decided to add some additional traction devices. I have had very good success with the vert's traction alone, but for the added weight I think this is of value.
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Total weight of the pair is now 3.2 pounds. At my size weight is less of a factor on my boots or back and more around my waist. When I trim that into shape I will try to shave some grams and ounces on my gear.

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Well, mumbles beat me to it! Here's mine, crampon added to the front. I used the binding pucks off of a set of skiboard bindings I got. They allow me to fit either my Dynafit boots, or my SB series hardboots by adjusting the pucks via the screw mechanism. I will add a small plate for the rear set of screws, as you can see, the deck is flexing a lot where the rear puck is mounted. These things climb well, and am happy with 'em. Oh, btw, has anyone other than me noticed that these have a four hole snowboard binding pattern in exactly the right spot??

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Jon, sweet. I knew after we hooked up a while back that we would both be dialing in our Verts. Our next assault of Shuksan arm will be a bit easier with these mods I think. You remember that short axe that you showed me...found and modified one just about to those specs too. When are we meeting up again to expore, ride and compare DIY ideas?

I'm quite a bit heavier than you, hence my use of the slider track to minimize the flex. As you might recall I only had the heel and toe sections of my plate bindings before. Too far back, too much flex, too much Mumbles.

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Nice job! What's your source for those crampon-y things??

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:00 pm 
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My source was some old garbage snowshoes I had laying around taking up valuable garage space. Now the crampons are valuable, and the rest is round filed....and I have less garbage to deal with.

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SF,

My crampon add ons are also from an old cheap starter set of slow shoes that I had not used for years. Jon and I exchanged some ideas and you see what we each came up with in our shops.

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Dude, awesome idea w/ the pucks and crampons!
I have an old pair of snowshoes I haven't seen in ages. Now I really want to find them!
I only use soft boots and am wondering if it would suck using those pucks and my bindings. I would think it'd be pretty heavy.


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BGnight, Jon Dalh and I each have mods, mine was for my sliders to fit on with either my strap binders or plate binders. On our last trip to the OLYS we verted up about 1000-1300' with our respective mods. Sure they are heavier than just the verts and the wrap around binding straps, but there is a TON more stability with the binders.

I also just got my Sparks Ignition II's which are ONE FULL freaking POUND PER FOOT lighter than my Rome SDS strap bindigns on voile slider plates.

If I can do that vertical you will have no issues. We went up some pretty steep shit too. The added snowshoe crampon bits add a little weight, but offset that with the additional traction it is worth it in my opinion. The bolts go through the voile pucks and the crampon attachments too, which shoud also benefit the vert deck not ripping out.

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BGnight wrote:
I only use soft boots and am wondering if it would suck using those pucks and my bindings. I would think it'd be pretty heavy.

Best case, you are going to add about 2 1/4 lbs per foot (Sparks). A pair of Verts alone is around 2.5 lbs or so depending on what mods you do (pucked or not it's pretty similar). Walk around with your bindings attached to your boots and see if it bothers you. It doesn't seem to bother some people. Personally I'd rather keep my feet as light as possible when climbing up techy stuff and add the weight on the pack. I'll probably try the puck mod again at some point, but last time I tried it I didn't dig it too much. YMMV.


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