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 Post subject: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:19 am 
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Hope this link works,

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=368252&id=780690033&l=626200c06c

I have spent a few days making this splitboard. lots of fun and not too hard either. I haven't had a chance to use it yet but im fairly confident that its going to work well.

Needed lots of tools, particularly a grinder! used quick setting Araldite (£5, always handy stuff for fixing dents and broken edges etc on skis and boards) for glueing all the bolts to keep things waterproof with the hope that it wont start cracking. for the cut edge i used a M3 Marine Adhesive Sealant (£10) also hoping it will be okay but im not totally convinced. might get something else if it starts coming off.

To cut the board in half i used a simple hand saw and it did a great job. And the hinges were a bit of a fiddle but i think they turned out good. the ONLY thing im worried about is that i tightened the bolts too much and it might have weekend the wood inside.

anyway hope this helps someone and ill post something if i find problems or it breaks!

Rols :)


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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:22 pm 
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wow, thats different. you should post some more pics and info after you ride it.

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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:02 pm 
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Roland, nice work on coming up with a really cheap solution to a DIY splitboard. You should post the pictures into this thread so it's easier for folks to look at 'em.

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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:51 pm 
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Here are a few photos. more can be found with the link above.

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Ill take some pics when i get it into snow and let everyone know how it goes. iv got rubbish shin splints at the moment so thats not going to happen for a wee while! anyone got tips on how to get rid of shin splints as quickly as poss?! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Right on! I am stoked to see people making their own stuff work. Nice cheap way to split a board. Who needs a kit anyway? Keep up the good work!

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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:32 pm 
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Dude, I'm most impressed with the fact that you cut it by hand and it actually appears straight!


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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:36 pm 
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Sweet man! You may be able to make a tiny bit cheaper substituting some wing nuts for hex nuts where you can... last time I bought wing nuts they were 10x the cost of hex nuts
Cool solution, what about skins?


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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:50 am 
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gnarshredder wrote:
Dude, I'm most impressed with the fact that you cut it by hand and it actually appears straight!


My thoughts exactly. Props for that alone.


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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:20 am 
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not to take away from the creativity or DIYness but that seems like a lot of parts you could loose or have ice up at the wrong time. You have to put the bindings on with screws each time correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:04 pm 
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Most definitely, Hike4turns, but still - - gotta give credit for the super dirtbag diy setup.

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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:31 pm 
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cheers guys,

Yeah it is a bit of a fiddly process converting it and i timed myself in my living room at 6 mins but up the mountain in the wind and snow im sure it will be a different story!

I used wing nuts so you could take them on and off with out tools and i made it so that you only have to take off 6 wing nuts to convert the board. Unfortunately bingings are fixed on using the standard screws which is time consuming and the risk of loosing a screw or two is highish but a few spare ones will ensure all is sweet. and also i can adjust my angles :-p

The skins i got are coll tex special V Mohair cheapos for £40 and i have attached them to the skis with a small bit of cord! it sits perfectly on to the ski. sound a bit DIY botch but it seems to work fine.

i was impressed too at how straight i managed to get the cut!! i took my time doing it though :)


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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:28 am 
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I am fully procrastinating right now :)

Just to let you guys know that I got out on my DIY joby a bunch of times this year and all with great success! it worked the treat! My fingers did get a little cold sometimes during the conversion and my skins could be a little wider but apart from that it works and works well! when im rich I will get better skins :)

anyone else given this cheapo DIY a bash?


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 Post subject: Re: Fully DIY splitboard build!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:58 pm 
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This thing is super rad... PROPS. I'd like to see your skins.

Perfect backhill cruiser.

Enjoy-

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