Post subject: What tools and spare parts should I carry?
Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:09 am
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:55 pm Posts: 29 Location: Maine
I'm eagerly awaiting my split in the mail, so you could say I'm new to the sport
I've ridden in the backcountry for every one of my 20 snow-surfing years, but always on shoes. I'm in Maine now and all my partners are pinheads , so I need some info on what can go wrong with the voile system and plates, and what I'll need to fix it.
I did ride hard boots and the same set of cheap plates for years on lift-served, all bumps and trees, and they never needed a thing done. Are plates unbreakable? BTW, I recall a lot of lateral flex allowed by those bindings (which I liked) - were they just loose, or is that normal for plates?
With a soft set-up for bc, I've always had extra bails/bolts/power straps, etc. on board. Now it's Dynafits, Mt. Gun, and (?) plates. What tools and parts will I need?
riding 20 years
Maine (I'll show you tree skiing! )
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 pm Posts: 5098 Location: California
With the voile system, you really wont need any spare parts for that other than an extra slider pin (would be SOL if you lost one).
I cant comment on the plate binding repair kit. Maybe an extra bail?
Other than thatÃ¢â‚¬Â¦you gotta have a couple Voile ski straps, duct tape, some sort of knife/leatherman (but you don't need the super heavy one with a million features), rub on board wax and skin wax (in the spring), and a few zip ties or wire.
When using the Burton system I take an extra climbing bar and used to take an extra tip clip until I started riveting mine.
funny i was about to make a post and ask this same question... glad i searched!
i plan to call voile and get an extra slider pin, and carry the extra shtuff bcr mentions...
was also wondering if anyone carries around extra t nuts? (the ones that the binding screws attach to that are under the binding plates) if so, i'll get more of these too. i occured to me that losing 2 or more would be bad and you might not notice for a while. does anyone lock-tite these? (not perm locktite mind you)
lol, i still have an extra tip tail hook from my burton split days.