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 Post subject: How to Make Voile Pucks fit Sparks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:54 pm 
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So you just purchased a badass pair of Spark binders! SWEET!
One problem... they don't really seem to be fitting on your Voile Pucks... How do you make them fit?!

After a couple hours of frustration, I figured out the issue. Some of the Voile pucks are coming out a little caddywhompus. They are actually slightly taller on the "USA" end than they are on the "Voile" End.

Here's your fix! It's surprisingly easy.

1. Slide your puck on the Voile Slider plate, slides on just fine.

2. Try to slide your puck onto your Spark "Voile" end first. After about 3/4" down, it wont go any further. Flip it around sliding the "USA" side in first and you'll see it wont go in at all!

3. Take a panzer file, and file the TOP of the Voile puck on the "USA" end. Not the sides, the sides are just fine. You'll waste hours shaving down those sides trying to make it work. Trust me, it wont work. Only a couple passes are needed. You can see in the image below, you only have to shave a tiny, TINY amount off.

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4. Slides right on!

5. Shred.
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 Post subject: Re: How to Make Voile Pucks fit Sparks
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:06 am 
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Thanks for that beta, I'm sure people will find this mega helpful. But more importantly (and rhetorically), wassup w/ the manufacturing discrepancy, Voile? Fix this and don't make splitboarding harder than it already is.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Make Voile Pucks fit Sparks
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:57 am 
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Guys
You have to remember the pucks are Voile not Spark!
Also they are molded parts with tolerances.
Those of us that make pucks realize these close tolerances and yes the measurement for the Spark and Voile systems are slightly different
Although it may be small it only takes microns for there to be an issue.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Make Voile Pucks fit Sparks
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:42 am 
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first step is mesury the parts :wink:


each binding left and right - and all pucks. than youse your brain.
and go the easy way, some time is a thikness ore a wide Problem.
millig the pucks is one way but....

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 Post subject: Re: How to Make Voile Pucks fit Sparks
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:49 pm 
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I am having the same problem getting my bindings to fit. I read in another thread that silicone lubricant spray may help. I really don't want to be sanding down or milling my pucks. My old burners fit perfectly on the pucks, so I think it may be my new magnetos that are slightly sized incorrectly or something. I would like a response from SPARK R & D on this subject, has anyone contacted them for a possible solution? If not, I'll do it.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Make Voile Pucks fit Sparks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Yes, Voile and Spark are two different brands, so tolerances will be different. This is just a how to make the two work. :)

I have tried sanding down the sides but 90% of the time the issue is on the top. If you are sanding down the sides, that means you didn't drill the holes on your board right and the pucks aren't perfectly aligned. The tolerances are so tight that there is virtually no room for error. (Personally, we like that!) The best/quickest thing to do is to first try and slide your pucks onto the bindings freely (not mounted to the board), flip them, and try again. You'll see real quick where the issue lies.

Also, it's only about 1/3mm that needs to be removed. Hardly anything at all. So sanding isn't really going to hurt anything.

Furthermore, this is not specific to one model, I've seen the issue with Magneto, AfterBurner, Blaze and Burners. It's just a super tight interface. (Again, we like that!)

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