Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:46 pm Posts: 3 Location: Fort Collins, CO
Dear Fellow Snowhounds,
Thanks for all the excellent information throughout the forums. I'm getting ready to make the big purchase and I'm not sure I know anymore today than after reading everything here. I know it's really hard to say here's the setup you should buy, but I'm going to give you all my specs. and see what you'd recommend.
I like freeride boards and I wear Northwave boots. From what I can gather, it seems like maybe I'd want to purchase the Burton 161 (I've been riding a 158), and the Voile split kit. What's your opinion. Should I go with Burton, Voile, or Prior, or mix and match? I've been doing backcountry with my old Liquid board and snowshoes. I'm ready to start driving a Cadillac.
By the way, I'm in Ft. Collins and plan on doing several trips on Cameron and Berthoud if anyone wants to join. Later!!
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Jorgi- looks like you have better tools then I do I thought the board would be stiff enough, but leave it open as an idea.
Hardbooter- lots to read, eh?
A couple questions if you don't mind...
1. Did you just saw off the heel "lip", drill a couple holes, and buy an extra pin?- Basically, though i had some help (again, better tools).
2. Looks like you have three "parallel" center disks and one "inline" center disk. Did that help get to higher angles?- Yes, with stock discs I was limited to about 50*, but did not have to deal with the slider mods.
3. Do the Catek toe/heel block have a 4cm hole spacing to match the sliders without drilling? -Nope, I had to drill out the sliders. I used a cutting bit in a drill, took about an hr for the first one and 1o minutes for the second
By the way, a small counter-sink on the bottom of the toe/heel blocks allow the tnuts to clear without the shim. Not sure you want to start drilling out your Cateks though... - Exactly, I didn't want to trim the t-nut to loose engagment, drill the blocks or tim my bolts. I had a few 16mm bolts, and the hardwear store didn't stock 14's. SHims were the easiest part.
I asked Fin about the ATV inserts and he said that on his custom split 174 4wd, Chris moved the inserts closer to the center edges to allow for higher angles...- I thought about that. It would probably solve having to remove as much material off the pucks.