Post subject: correct mounting location for heel riser/lift dealio
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:30 pm
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:16 pm Posts: 12
Can anyone let me know the proper location for the heel lift piece? I'm making my second split, and I just kinda guessed on the first split I made. It works fine, but if I ever get crampons it sounds like the location of the heel piece is important. On the other hand, if it's not important, I'd like to mount it farther forward for a little more lift.
Right now, from the center of the front mounting hole in the heel riser to the center line of the pivot point of the touring bracket is ~6" on my old split. Anybody know what the correct distance is?
Post subject: Re: correct mounting location for heel riser/lift dealio
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:27 am
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:24 am Posts: 147 Location: San Juans Colorado
i have the template from the DIY kit and measured from the front of the climbing block to the bottom of the touring bracket (the space between the two pieces) and that measured out at 5.5 inches, and the measurement from the front hole of the block to the pivot point is 6 and 7/10 inches.
Hope this helps, feel free to ask more questions I've got all the templates and original instructions saved.
The 3.34" spacing came from "Burton" and the 3.375" came from Bryce at Karakorum. I made those files and FirstLight was kind enough to post those for everyone. I figured I'd let people decided what spacing they wanted. I know it's only ~0.030 so they are really close. Just didn't want to force people to one spacing. I was thinking of posting a third size based on Bryce's comment on the JJ Solution. He said it was ~3.25 but since I understood that to be a prototype board, I did not bother.