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 Post subject: Wide splits and boot-overhang
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:58 pm 
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Hi guys

Great site, reading through this forum has already answered a lot of my initial questions about splits.

I'll be buying my first split in the next couple of months. I have big feet so I usually ride wide boards 26cm+ in the waist but I don't see many splits this wide, other than a couple of the longer Prior's. Anyone know of wide-specific split boards?

If I use the standard Bent Metal baseplates, would the increased height virtually eliminate the boot overhang? Is there any real differene in feel between regular baseplates and the Spark RD Ignition baseplates?

This DIY is rad (partly cuz its a Lib :headbang: ) but I doubt I could turn out such good work:

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 Post subject: Re: Wide splits and boot-overhang
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:43 pm 
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Check out the Venture Divide, offered in both 26 and 28 cm WW. :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Wide splits and boot-overhang
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:32 pm 
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I've never heard of this being an issue, and there are some big doods around these parts. Common sense tells me this is the case because of the toe lift on the Spark baseplates and the height of the sliderplates off the board for non-Sparks.


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 Post subject: Re: Wide splits and boot-overhang
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:04 pm 
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Bryce wrote:
Is there any real differene in feel between regular baseplates and the Spark RD Ignition baseplates?


Real baseplates on a solid board or real baseplates on a split using Voile slider tracks?

The sparks will be like real baseplates on a solid board i.e. no extra height and good board feel due to no extra height.

If you use slider tracks you'll be slightly higher off the board which will slightly decrease board feel but the added height will help with the toe/heel drag issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Wide splits and boot-overhang
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:52 am 
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I've had no issues with toe/heel drag yet:
- Voile 173 SD
- Spark R&D Ignition II's
- Burton DriverX's, size 13

The boots are as centered as possible in the Sparks, and everything seems to work fine for me. Good luck.

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