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  • #786597
    chrisNZ
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    Yeah all hardboots will fit in green tech bindings. Scarpa was ok in the lower tech binding. You can also remove the carbon fiber adapterplate and direct mount to get extra clerence on the lower tech binding to make it work.

    I have only seen a few La Sportiva models with clerence problems.

    #786573
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Updated the tech binding design to work with La Sportiva Boots. La Sportiva is becoming more popular and for some reason they have a different soles to dynafit. More rocker and bigger sole around the toe. So added 3.5mm of height which took a bit of work with new fixtures and programing. All green anodized tech bindings ( currently shipping) are 3.5mm higher to work with almost every boot?

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    Made progress on climbing bars for hard and soft boots. Working on production side of the design. Some what harder than coming up with the stuff.

    Were still slow and apologies on delays working hard to improve production and scale with demand. But its always a challenge. Tech bindings are shipping as i type and all should be out this week all new green anodized and La Sportiva compatible!

    Some winter stoke. Loving the updates from the northern hemi already.

    #677559
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Dam Liz this is the worst news. You were one of the brightest stars in our small community. You will continue to inspire many to live life fully and always keep seeking adventure. Thanks for everything you have given us. Your crazy trip reports will live on forever. So gutted.

    Rest in peace.

    #677462
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    First light green ones are well made saw a set at splitfestnz! drilling looks to be the hardest part.

    #677072
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    I once tested gear in sand dunes during the summer. Its pretty close to the same feeling skinning (without skins!)

    #677006
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Looking sharp! Cbalke the man!

    #676684
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Sweet ski carrying method! any close up photos of how you did it? cool trip and video! actually had my attention for 6mins!

    #676380
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    43 grams toe piece only direct mount
    31grams FC adapter plate
    no screws weighed.

    The FC adapter plate is way over built but moulds are expensive and we only had one shot at it.
    I didn’t intend these to replace your tech bindings. I admire most tech bindings as they truly are minimal engineering art. These were designed with the locking mech on the side to increase boot rotation. Simple as possible and no simpler.

    There are two moving parts. No springs no icing under the springs when steeping in. And it can release under big loads like a locked out tech binding. These have had one year of testing now. A lot of time has been spent with materials engineers selecting the best materials. We also have a variable weight 80-150kg boot robot that can skin non stop for weeks at a time. We also have pretty good terrain for testing gear… rocky skin tracks are common.

    Of course we dont have 30years of tech binding building experience but were out there every day doing something to improve the current state of things.

    Breaking a toe piece on a rock is likely impossible your inserts will rip before 7075 fails.

    Just got done building a 4th axis for finishing parts off. Its been a steep learning curve with many challenges.

    Finishing opps now on a 4th

    Blanks and parts by

    Test Rig

    #676372
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Here is some of the new stuff we have been building. Forged carbon adapter plate stronger than 6061-al and lighter.The toe piece pictured is an original prototype. Nothing has changed from this to production. Can be mounted without the adapter plate with quiver killers and one screw.

    Toe piece’s haven’t released from skinning around rocks yet. The way the lock works is downwards force releases the boot so some pretty creative skinning is required to get them to release 🙂 . Kicking an over hanging rock in an upwards direction might do it, im still searching for this kind of skin track to test it on. The locking leaver doesn’t over hang the board. I have split-skied these a lot to test with no release problems soft and hard boots. Skiing has arguably higher forces. We didn’t really set out to make a new tech binding, just a by-product of the 3 years of splitboard binding development.

    Still very much one man in a garage with a beer money sized R and D budget. So if you want to fund new innovation jump on board i need you!

    It was fun getting to Baker Splitfest to meet some of you. Hopefully i can make it to more next year.

    Carry on.

    #675628
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Use a knife and get as much resin in as you can then clamp and in a heated room. Tape off top sheet if you dont want to worry about clean up. Any epoxy will work . Araldite would work, Its also something good to carry for long muti day trips.

    #675351
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    1% can just be added to the price if it had too….

    But it will take a lot of companies coming together to achieve something worth while. Jones Snowboards are good at this stuff with POW and i would hope they are thinking big in terms of avalanche awareness, maybe we will see something in the future.

    Funding for more rider education, in person and online. More in the field events, more beacon practice days has only got to be positive.

    #675348
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    1% of sales from manufacturers of backcountry gear would help fund this rather big issue we have. Change is needed.

    #674010
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    I put teeth along the front of the crampon, wanting to get more traction it worked. But design evolved to having just teeth on the side, it was more efficient and still good bite. And it never doesn’t engage. Smaller and lighter.

    @andyc wrote:

    @floimschnee wrote:

    @bgnight wrote:

    BUT WHEN IS SOMEONE WITH A FUCKING BRAIN GOING TO MAKE A CRAMPON WITH OFFSET, ANGLED TEETH???!!!! :banghead:

    What do you mean with that? Don’t understand it.

    I’m guessing (and could be wrong) that he means that looking down on the teeth, instead of this:

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    you have something more like this

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    I’m probably wrong though 🙂

    #673975
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Excited to see what comes from the 32 boot/jones partnership. They are already the lightest boot out and cheap. So much room for development in boots for splitboarding.

    #673964
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Volcom with some non alpine climber style gor-tex.

    Corey smith/capita decks

    #673901
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Looks like phantom pucks. Lending out you tech keffler…:-)

    #673897
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    @philip.ak wrote:

    @shredgnar wrote:

    Well, Amplid weighs theirs without the k-clips, and Jone’s catalog actually says “One of the lightest splitboards on the planet”

    I wasn’t quoting the catalog, I was quoting Mr JJ himself:

    8)

    Maybe Jeramy can’t predict the future yet…. If he builds the lightest split board and claims the lightest which it was at the time how is he wrong. These two are pushing what’s possible and your hung up on the marketing crap.

    #674342
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Cliping to the outside ski carry part of the pack works well…

    #673796
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Feels like a space race. Exciting times.

    #674173
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Find a mentor. This is a good place. Observe listen and learn as much as you can from them. Read the avalanch/weather report daily to at least have some idea whats happening with the snowpack.

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