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 Post subject: Homemade Climbing Heel?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:27 pm 
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Just curious if anyone has tried making there own climbing heels? I'm working on a complete DIY split, mostly for cost savings, partially because it's entertaining. I'm not too concerned with weight. I'm just trying to find something that will work and I though I'd see if anyone had tackled it yet.

Side note - If you were going to make your own, would you go with one of the voile heights or maybe somewhere in between?


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade Climbing Heel?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:57 am 
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Tap Plastics. Go there get the plastic you need, cut it out, drill it, laminate if necessary. I would try using the Voile wire first with that, and then try something new. Good Lux!! :bananas:


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade Climbing Heel?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:41 am 
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Years ago i made DIY 2 dubbel climbing bars, made as POM very simpel and fast to switch.
This board wos made only for one day for the race: climb the mountain - :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Homemade Climbing Heel?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:40 am 
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Nearest Tap's is a couple hours south so I might try to find a local equivalent and compare prices.

Markus, how did you secure your "wire" in the upright position?


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i hop you se all waht is intresting for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Homemade Climbing Heel?
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Wow! Pretty cool Burton. :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Homemade Climbing Heel?
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Very slick. So is there a loose pin going through the pivot and then the whole assembling is held together by the edge blocks?


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade Climbing Heel?
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you could just bring an orange and when you wanna elevate smash it up under your heel.


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade Climbing Heel?
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hahaha, a potato would be better. I think a rivit would hold it together rigid, and allow it to spin up and down. :twocents:


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