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 Post subject: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:56 am 
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carrying bindings with a split surf is kinda bulky so I built these out of some volle slider plates. They worked good on a recent outing. probably not for every trip but for short powsurf laps they are easy to pack and very light. Used eva snowskate foam on the tops with just a bit of extreme grip under the front foot. Image

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I have a machine that cut the slots in the sliding plates for the webbing but you could just drill a series of 1/4 holes and clean it out with a file or take it to a machine shop where it would be a simple procedure.


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 Post subject: Re: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:53 am 
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Great idea! Definitely reduces the amount of clunk to be carried on ones back.


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 Post subject: Re: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:51 pm 
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Guys
Did the same thing last few years

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 Post subject: Re: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:05 pm 
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yea that looks really nice. I was trying for something that would collapse to flat so it would pack small


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 Post subject: Re: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:46 am 
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To pack flat, what about some Verts strap set ups?


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 Post subject: Re: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:06 am 
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speaking of which, why aren't verts available with just the strap anymore? seems that its only with the pucks.


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 Post subject: Re: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:02 pm 
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Dig the low pro designs guys. Been meaning to try do some like yours chiller with voile straps. How are they when side hilling? On a scale of 1-10 how much support would they provide compared to a binding like the spark blaze? The added heelcup like firstlights would bolster things a bit more, but I really like the idea of them packing up flat. Chiller what boots do you have in the shot?

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 Post subject: Re: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:03 pm 
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on a scale of 1 to 10.....I don't know, they are surprisingly fuctional with just the strap and coming across a fully windblown south face with a frozen rain crust on sunday they did ok. Would be hard to compare them to full on bindings as far as support goes but they are comfortable so I give them a solid 5.

One very low profile set up that I'm sure would be bomber is those Mtn approach skis bindings of which you can't get by themselves but the ankle strap design is very ingenious.

the boots are north faces snow shoe boots


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 Post subject: Re: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:33 am 
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tried to improve the low profile binding again. the first one kinda sucked, too much sliding around of the heel. here's another go.

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hike around on fri and was pretty comfortable. not for very long but the heel strap definitely improved the stiffness


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 Post subject: Re: split surf low profile bindings
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:07 pm 
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Very cool! Looks super solid.

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