So Ive been reading alot about custom pucks, and moding deferent ones. People have asked before if the universal pucks would work on a Home made board. I wrote Voile and this is the answer I got.
So the short answer to your question is yes, but I would suggest using the pucks that came with your DIY kit. Not that there is a huge difference between the designs, but we did build them separately for a reason, mostly which has to do with the strength of having a solid mount with no moving parts. Less to go wrong if you know what I mean.
Kinda Vague answe,r but has anyone tried it, I dont see why it wouldent work?
i did the factory insert pattern on my diy and used adjustable pucks. I think quite a few people on here have done it. i went that way because i was also switching to hardboots and wasnt sure what my stance was going to look like. i have had no problems with mine, but i was very meticulous about the whole process.
the worst problem i had was with the canadian voile distributor (KellySport international, out of EDMONTON!?) refusing to sell me the pucks. I had such an effing battle with that guy, he was a complete TOOL. Soon after, i saw that voile started offering the universal pucks as a kit on their website.
I did it, and am going to build another one here in a few weeks. I found that my t-nuts are exactly the width of my deck (after taking very little wood with the from the base when drilling with the forstner bit). I sealed the holes I drilled with varurethane prior to insertion and when I drew the t-nuts down, they top of the nut was flush with the top sheet. They look identical to the original mounting holes.
Your board looks slick, I ended up drilling four more holes for my DIY pucks, The problem/learning opportunity i had was when i originally built my board i placed my pucks at my freeride width not my powder.... Ugh, so i as well now went with a swiss cheese look haha, Thanks for the tips guys, my next build I will be going with the universal pucks for sure!
Your epoxy job looks clean. How did you go about flattening down the epoxy holes flush? First time around I sanded them and had lots of traction from the sand paper around the hole.
Heh, I didn't. Some are a little concave, others are ballooned bit. It should probably go to a shop and get a stone grind, then I can wax it finally.... I don't notice it honestly. About the only time I see hard pack of any sort is skiing out on flat skin tracks.