Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:51 am Posts: 691 Location: Surfing or Splitboarding Downunder
Guys I have just finshed a plate and are now trying to mount the bails to my prototype HB low profile binding. Uses a Std voile slider plate and either bomber bails or modified Voile bails. Will post pics soon. The prototype will have a fixed boot lenght but im thinking of a way to make it adjustable.
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Barrrows, I think you said you have a 28 boot? This is the size I have.
I just put the toe bails on and saw they only overlapped the toe ramp by about 10mm. I didn't bend the toe ramp. I don't think having to bend it would affect it much. With the cant raising it slightly I tightened the bolts and it cinched on great. Have not had any issues yet.
I think you may be able to put your toe pieces on without a problem, or bend the toe ramp very minimally.
Adam, looking forward to what you have. Will be on snow till the end of July if you need any extra testing.
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am Posts: 1505 Location: Colorado
Thanks for those details Jamie. I am in a 28, but my toe pieces are much longer than yours. Certainly I will have to bend the toe ramp flush, but this does not look like a problem-it is clear that Will makes the toe ramp through bending (rather than machining) in the first place, so bending it back shoudl not be too difficult. Now to see if I can finagle any surplus baseplates out of Spark...
Bummer. I thought you might have some super top secret source for better cants. What kind of bindings were they that came with those cants? Maybe they sell just the cants? I'm guessing whoever made those bindings are out of business like most of the carving companies. Thanks!