I have a Burton split, and I was wondering if it is possible to modify the board to replace the interfaces with the voile system. I haven't actually seen how the voile fits together up close...so this is kind of a shot in the dark.
I've had several of the Burton interfaces crack on me so I don't really trust them...plus, I heard Burton was switching over to the Voile system so I'm also concerned that I won't be able to get replacement Burton interfaces once they switch over.
Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:31 am Posts: 218 Location: ak
Try to get Burton to send the Voile interface and next year's board? If not that, then snag some extra parts off 'em & keep rotating through your stock as it breaks. Like you send in the broken ones, put on the spares, send in spares when they break put on the replacements, etc. If Burton is not reliable with extra parts/warranty, score some cheap burton splits off ebay for parts and cannabalize until you buy your next split. Best of luck, let us know how it pans out 'cuz there are going to be a lot of burton split riders wondering about parts and interface replacement in the next few years. I'd be real impressed if Burton recalled its defective products & replaced 'em with a setup, maybe you ought to suggest it?
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 pm Posts: 4956 Location: California
Try to get Burton to send the Voile interface
You might want to go back and re-read some of the Voile/Burton threadsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Burton will not be distributing or selling their splits with the Voile hardwareÃ¢â‚¬Â¦they will simply have the Voile insert pattern and users will need to purchase the special Voile kit through other vendors.
in case people were inclined to do it here's what i did.
the pucks were straight forward. w/ my stance i luckily avoided screwing into any inserts.
the touing brackets and lifters were a bit more work. to skirt drilling more holes and using t-nuts i made adapter plates out of 1/8" carbon fiber plate. attaching up through each adapter plate i first fasten the bracket or lifter, then down through the adapter plate i attach everything to the board using burtons orginal inserts.
the carbon fiber is nice and light and not too hard to work w/. for a clean look it's best to rough cut the stuff w/ an abrasive wheel and then sand it down to a score mark. drilling holes will go much easier w/ a carbide drill bit.
to make everything line up in the best possible way takes a bit more fuss'n. i mounted the touring bracket backwards to help w/ positioning for balance, to keep the lifter spaced far enough apart, and mostly to accomidate the nuts i had to use to fasten it to the adapter plate.
even still, the slider track needs some help to clear those nuts. otherwise the the toe of the track binds w/ the nut and you can't get your heal all the way down. here's a more direct look at the material i needed to remove.
anyhow, the board is riding great. my motivation was to use a binding system that didn't work w/ the burton interface but maybe someone else could use it if they can't wait for the new insert pattern to come out.