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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:32 am 
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This is what i mean:
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This is what it looks like when the board is tight, but the hooks arent. Click on the pic to make it bigger

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And this is what it looks like when getting some pressure

Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:44 pm 
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Looks like to me you got nothing to fix. The hooks never applied any pressure to the split set up anyway. If you want something to tighten up your setup, you'll want to get k clips. Otherwise, this is just how it works. The Chinese hooks are to help facilitate putting the board together more than anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:59 pm 
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The gap between the boards gets MUCH bigger when im going steep on hardpack, we are talking maybe half an inch or more. Havent seen this on any other splitboards (Jones, Prior, Gentemstick), so im thinking it cant be right. The photo was taken with a small pressure made by my hand...

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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
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All the other splits you are talking about are sandwich construction not cap. I am thinking the way cap construction works it is making it look worse. Fact of the matter is, you are not going to get any tighter of a fit once your slider plates are on the board. It's a fixed length. Like mentioned before to tighten it up the only real option are K clips. From what I've seen, that board will ride fine. The original Voile splits had a huge channel in the middle. Much larger than what you are seeing and they rode fine.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Voile has awesome customer service. You should call or email them.

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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:14 pm 
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I think this is atypical, but the Karakoram clips should snug it up well.


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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Guys
Use SS316 / SS304 rod for the mod.
If you have a drill press and a sharp drill bit its no probs.
Makes a huge difference in the feel of the board.
No probs with the weight as you take it out while skinning :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
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I had a board come in the other day and it had the same problem.
This normally happens to older style hooks not the new style.
I removed them and they didn't look too worn and fitted an new set.
The problem was solved.
All it cost was the price of a new set of hooks.

PS the board was an older style voile and had flat heads on the screws, so the new countersunk ones in the kit wouldn't fit so I didn't replace the screws only the hooks.
Give this a go and if it doesn't work its only cost you $24.00

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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:17 pm 
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firstlight wrote:
If you have a drill press and a sharp drill bit its no probs.


You've obviously had better luck than me with stainless - I've burned up cobalt bits like crazy.


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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:19 am 
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Thanks for answers! I think ill buy a new set of hooks like youre saying firstlight, either voile or karakoram

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PedroDelfuego wrote:
Voile has awesome customer service. You should call or email them.


^^^And this.

I have issues with Voile, but their customer service is not one of them. They are top notch when it comes to customer service. Take Pedro's advice.


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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:27 am 
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Killclimbz wrote:
The Chinese hooks are to help facilitate putting the board together more than anything.

Those hooks also provide torsional rigidity between the board halves between the bindings and the tip clips. To see this in action, just put the split into ride mode but leave the hooks pivoted out of the way. A little carpet jibbing should convince you of their usefulness. For extra credit, undo the tip clips too. :)

Back to the split hooks. Some I believe some people in the past have posted about modified hooks that have more overlap area, and even modified pucks that overlap the board center. As with most things related to "stiffness" and making a board "ride more like a solid", these things are a lot more noticeable the harder the snow gets.

Gotta try out that "rod mod"...


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 Post subject: Re: Mojo Rx too sloppy
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:30 am 
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Firstlight (or others) -

Beyond increasing torsional rigidity, are there other ways that the rod mod affects how a board rides? Or, can you describe in a bit more detail the differences between board performance with and without the rod mod?

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