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 Post subject: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:07 pm 
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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.

Hey Tim-

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?


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:08 pm 
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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.

heres my build thread. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11782

i believe it was firstlight that had the factory hole template on his website

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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Do it, it works fine, just remember there are more holes.
Let me know if you need any help
If you cant get the pucks I can sort you out.
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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:57 am 
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look at the basics...

a DIY Splitboard needs some new holes at Universal kit and Cut Your old Board kit - that s fact.

the + point is the adjustibal funktion at the Universal kit. ( hooks and clips missed)

the best way is youse the orginal 4x4 holes and drill now new holes. make some custome pucks with the 4x4 holes and overlapend sliderpucks.

a good DIY Splitboard have only 4 new Insertholes :thumpsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:36 am 
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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.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12236


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:17 am 
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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!


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:16 pm 
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yep, done it, love it.
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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:51 pm 
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I went the universal route last year and will be again this year. Nice to be able to play around with stances on boards I haven't ridden pre-split/at resorts.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11681


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:43 am 
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maniacdave wrote:
I went the universal route last year and will be again this year. Nice to be able to play around with stances on boards I haven't ridden pre-split/at resorts.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11681



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.


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Splitinbend wrote:
maniacdave wrote:
I went the universal route last year and will be again this year. Nice to be able to play around with stances on boards I haven't ridden pre-split/at resorts.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11681



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. :wink: 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.


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:49 pm 
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"sandpaper around the hole " ... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Voile Pucks (DIY vs Universal)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:53 pm 
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I splurge and go for pillowy 3-ply...


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