Post subject: Newbie looking for bindings - need advice!
Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:26 am
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 5:32 am Posts: 3
I've recently bought Burton splitboard. I did some snowboarding but I consider myself a beginner. I'm from Croatia and we don't have much snow. I bought it mostly for freeride on Velebit and Slovenia alps. I'm a mountanieer and I like the idea of turno skiing with my board but I never tried it. As I don't have much choice here for buying equipment I need to reach across ocean. I want to use it with my mountaineering boots http://www.lasportiva.com/catalogue/catalogo.php?cat=1&cod3=849&Language=EN or http://www.lasportiva.com/catalogue/catalogo.php?cat=1&cod3=280&Language=EN I did some reading on forum here and I see that it is possible! So I need some bindings to start with and then I will probably do some changes on them and so on... What can someone who use this kind of setup can recommend for me? Or if anyone has something to sell you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Post subject: Re: Newbie looking for bindings - need advice!
Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:47 pm
Joined: Tue May 03, 2011 2:16 am Posts: 108 Location: New Zealand
I recently did a conversion of a similar Burton , removing all the old Burton bindings and climbing pivots, and fitting Spark R&D Blazes / LT Pins / with Voile pucks and climbing wires. We kept the tip/tail clips and the chinese hooks from the original Burton they were satisfactory.
This conversion made the board very good with a way way lighter binding and much more effective and easy to use interface system.
I had to fit some new insert t-nuts to fit the new LT pivots and the Voile touring risers , the Burton hole pattern is "non standard". Where the Volie pucks go on in the binding area, there is the Burton hole pattern which by chance has some inserts perfectly in the correct place and dimensions and some that are in the wrong place. So for these I needed to add a couple of extra inserts on the front foot to allow for the owners preferred 30degree front angles, however if you run flatter angles less than +/- 15 degrees you might get away with using just the inserts that are correctly positioned. Using a machined diy puck you might be able to drill your own pucks to get your preferred angles with using just the original Burton hole pattern.
Have a look at First Light http://www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au/kits.html he sells kits to retrofit Burton to Spark / Voile. I didn't go with this but if you are looking for a simple way forward this might help you out. I suggest you email him.
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