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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:00 am 
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Totally stoked on this setup :bananas: Vapor, Nice work :bow:

I had toyed with the idea of tapping mount holes in the side of the voile sliders to bolt bomber style bails direct to the voile plate (thus minimizing any stack height) but was afraid to try bending the bails to accommodate the extra width. Looks like you succeeded in doing that but I'd be worried about the extra bend stretching and loosening up in hard use. Custom pucks and light rail type plates like you have there, narrowed to fit off the shelf bomber bails would avoid any stretching at the bend and avoid extra steps in production, while allowing some micro adjustment to bail length.

Love the custom connectors and the franken boots too. Did you slot the cuff hinge holes to allow lateral flex?

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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:26 pm 
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that is the rear binding, those sections serve two purposes, first they hold the pads where the front and rear boot soles go.
second it stiffens the binding up width wise

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Thats actually a very good idea. lol
I like to run aggresive angles and use binding holes that are there , if I do that the standard width of the pucks is about as narrow as i can get
If you were running say max 15 degrees i bet your design would be easy to manufacture and would save alot of time making the extra hardware.
I wanted the bale to wrap around the welt as much as possible so there is a pretty short section between where it flares out and connects to the channel.This reduces the chance the stress will cause the bales to deform. Pretty much flex my boot into a pretzel and the bales don't budge. will abuse the to see in the long run.


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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Thanks for the explanation and the close-up, Vapor. Keep at those innovations!

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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:34 pm 
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:drool: :drool: and some more :drool:

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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:58 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:22 pm 
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Sittin in my cave craftin my ....tool.
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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:38 pm 
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anxious to hear a ride report Vapor,
How's your babies working out?

What's the weight comparison?

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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:25 pm 
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I love this board!Todays test run was on a 30 degree north aspect of velvety corn so i was able crank it over hard.
The bindings are near perfect,dialed in the way i want with no flex from the 5mm bails due to the fact that they are short.
Coming from an alpine background and riding plates you get use to being high off the board,even riding hardboots through the trees at the resort you get use to that height.
That said this is the lowest iv'e been in years,about 1/2 inch lower than my previous setup which will have a huge impact on how it will handle in the trees.
There is still a bit of machining to be done, each binding roughly 500 grams which is respectable
Now onto the next project.....http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx29 ... /002-4.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:09 pm 
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i had to bump this thread, because they're effing awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:19 am 
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:clap: Well done, looking forward to hearing more about these innovations, great innovation!


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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
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Cant pucks are in :rock:
5 degrees in POM.
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 Post subject: Re: Fruitbooters rejoice
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:03 pm 
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firstlight wrote:
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Cant pucks are in :rock:
5 degrees in POM.
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Cheers

I've got something in the works that should be lighter annd simpler that will go perfect with that


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