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 Post subject: Re: Home fabricated metal splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:39 am 
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Man that sucks, I wish you a good healing. I broke my ankle snowboarding in HARDBOOTS (what was I thinking?) like 10 years ago.

Nice Bindings, I am also planning my own screw on rails, will post when ready.


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 Post subject: Re: Home fabricated metal splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:46 am 
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Wicked binders!


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 Post subject: Re: Home fabricated metal splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Nice attention to detail.

I see we have a lot in common.

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 Post subject: Re: Home fabricated metal splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:26 am 
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Well, after my machinist buddy disappeared on me, I went old school with the air cutoff tools and a band saw. The end result was a couple of great looking bases to build the next couple of round 3 binders. I am certain that these will be quite a bit more responsive and strongest yet.

Here is one of the bases after welding
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Side view
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and the bottom
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Here it is assembled looking through the heel cup. doesn't get much lower than this!
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Note to self...remove tree crashing from binding test procedures!!! :lol:

Oh yeah, these binders came in at 910 grams with pin. Only 20 grams heavier than the bent metals, but significantly better unless testing proves otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: Home fabricated metal splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:23 pm 
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Glad your back in action! Nothing is worse than getting hurt in the early season. How's the leg? You taking orders yet? I got a couple of extra BM base plates and sliders.

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 Post subject: Re: Home fabricated metal splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:36 am 
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Leg is healing fairly quick. Just walked around the house today for the first time without the aircast only 5 days after having the hard cast removed.
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Looking forward to my first day back on the hill. Lots of resort riding to build back the strength and flexibility lost. First BC day planned for the echo split fest in 2 weeks as long as everything feels solid enough.

Now on the binders, I actually just shipped off a couple pair on Saturday. I would be happy to make more. Anyone else interested, PM me for details. I am looking into adding a couple of features to the project. Toe ramps and LT bracket compatibility. Those features will cost a little more and so far, it hasn't been tested. Should be pretty straight forward though and not add any complexity, just time.

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 Post subject: Re: Home fabricated metal splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:28 am 
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MAN!! Aluminium welding at its' best... :drool:

Gotta say each version impresses me more. Take it easy with that foot. I don't know your age, whes I was 26 I also broke my ankle in April (luckily end of season) and was back on the slopes in December. Now I think I would need longer to recover.

All the best.


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 Post subject: Re: Home fabricated metal splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Moved the thread to the Bindings section:
http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=10362

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 Post subject: Re: Home fabricated metal splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:37 pm 
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OCD wrote:
Nice attention to detail.

I see we have a lot in common.

:headbang:

OCD rules!

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