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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:03 am 
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looking good!

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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Like the simple bomber look of this set-up, saw these boots at a local shop how do you like them? Have you moded this boot in any way? This looks like a binding set up that may be in my future, (after i totally destroy my latest soft boot set-up)


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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:25 am 
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The Garmont walk mode has died :cry:
Having trouble getting replacements in Australia as there is no importer.
The boots were good, I had a bad day touring on them and I thought it was because I took the cuff strap off but it was the walk mechanism failing.
On the last trip I went back to the bulkier Scarpa boots.
Any one with Garmont contact please let me know :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:44 am 
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We are looking for a Machine shop at the moment. I am not sure of a date at this stage.
After we get the costs sorted will post on SB.com and the FirstLight website

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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:19 pm 
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when you get the machining stuff figured out put me down for a pair, i'm very interested.

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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:32 am 
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After a year of riding we have now the second prototype ready for testing.
I have 2 sets of version 1 for sale if anyone wants them!
Here they are hot off the mill!

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They work with 0, 2.5 and 5 deg cant FirstLight pucks.
They are also compatible with the voile puck system, but you will need to tour with dynafit.

Version 1 vs 2

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These are the version 1 bindings that are for sale. I will add some pics with the bails or they can be sold as is.

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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:41 pm 
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very slick


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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:06 pm 
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some mounted shots

Old vs New

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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Some Specs

Board to boot distance 15mm (std Voile puck)

Works with Wildschnee, One Binding, FirstLight and Voile pucks

Any angle / stance width you get out of the above pucks

New binding pair
1044 grams (522 grams per bindings including pins)

I will make them lighter if I feel the need as there is heaps of meat still on them.

Old binding pair
946 grams (473 grams per binding including pin)

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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:15 pm 
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If you are going to tour on Dynafit toes then why stick with pins?

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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:07 pm 
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Jason4 wrote:
If you are going to tour on Dynafit toes then why stick with pins?


Easiest and "The standard" for keeping every thing together.

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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:38 pm 
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Looking sick man!

Have had something very simular to that drawn up for a while , but can't afford to hire a machinist.

With all the new offerings, I am still a fan of the voile standard. I dont like anything hanging over the edges of my board to get caught on alder and bashed by boulders and the such. Maybe not important in a perfect world without approaches.


Just a thought. You could lighten that up. A little by ditching the solid steel pins for some hollow tubing. Ive been using brake line attached with elastic cord for few years now. Not sure of the dynamics, but how mush force is really being put on them pins in ride mode?


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 Post subject: Re: FirstLight Hardboot Binding
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:04 pm 
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I was using 1/4" stainless tubing for two years until the Phantoms came out. As long as one tours via Dynafit toe, the tubing saves some weight, and is plenty strong. In fact, I have used 1/4" aluminum rod as well, also light and plenty strong. Both of these are DIY replacements as well. But remember, only for ride mode.

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