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  • #859169
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    I have the Voile 195, the Prior 172 and the Rossi Sushi 145, and don’t use tail clips on any of them. For the 172 and the 195 I merely use the skins (without clips) that came with a Burton 168 Split. The Rossi being quite wide, I bought the matching Rossi skins. Don’t have issues with the lack of coverage on the two larger swallows, nor of losing the skins due to snow contamination.
    YYMV.
    G

    #799525
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    Been riding the dynafit tech bindings for 11 seasons and have never used leashes. Only time I’ve had an issue with a potential for a runaway was when i neglected to lock the toe into touring mode.

    #799524
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    That looks like the Keyhole

    #667653
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @lex76 wrote:

    Also… Stateside you seen to have a bunch of ‘Split-fests’… anyone know of anything similar in Europe.. would be all over that!

    Check out “Climb the Mountain” in Austria.
    http://www.climb-the-mountain.com/
    This year it’s the weekend of the 15/16th of March.
    Was there in 2008 and had a great time.

    Gary

    #667577
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    Having been afflicted with the toronto area for about 10 years of my life I can feel your pain. Though luckily I was able to escape back to BC a while ago.

    that being said…I know of at least one guy that skis AT near blue mtn. So it can be done, you just need to look around.
    I used to drive to New Hampshire and Quebec for some splitting. There are lots of defunct ski hills in Quebec that make for great touring. Mt Plante is one of them, near St Agathe. There are others…Loup Garou is another touring destination in that area.
    And in NH there is Mt Washington and a few other mtns available.
    And if you’re into road trips, there is always the Chic-Chocs.

    I currently ride a burton s-split and and a voile 190 swallowtail in AT boots…that should satisfy your boot problem. I use the Dynafit TLT5, which may not work in a standard DIN binding…but i’m sure there are others out there that will.

    The only positive about splitting in ontario is the lack of avi issues…though I do remember “The Wall” at Holiday Valley (ellicotville NY) avalanching a few years ago…so you can’t discount that issue completely.

    gary

    #675364
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    It is bad news indeed.
    Was lucky enough to have slashed a few lines with him.

    Thanks Wade.

    Condolences to his family.

    Gary

    #669650
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @tex wrote:

    British Columbia

    Between Whistler and Revelstoke ……..but shhhh dont tell anybody I told you that

    he’s lying

    #653290
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @vapor wrote:

    Thanks gary
    Can’t say i was shooting for orgasmic but glad your rockin them( Dave king told me yourriding a big swallowtail :thumpsup: )
    Now that the days are getting longer am going to get some good long tours in and should be heading your way

    You seem to have spies out here! I don’t know if I’ve met Dave. But big swallowtail? I’d say so…190cm! It has been a great year for gear.
    gary

    #653292
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    After having these units in my greasy hands for the past few months, I figured it was time for a review.

    Overall I am really happy with them, they have served me extremely well on aprox 20 touring days. On the initial tests in my living room, they seemed quite snug on my boots, but in the cold when the plastic boot shrinks a bit, they are easier to “snap on”.
    It’s nice being so much closer to the board, I don’t feel like I’m on stilts anymore.
    Vapor claims a left and right; I can’t see a difference, but have no reason to doubt him and have marked them appropriately.

    I had to modify the pucks to allow clearance for the rear bail shaft. If you think before you cut, the mod does not prevent you from using those pucks with regular slider plates. I don’t know if Vapor did this intentionally, but I am glad the way it worked out.

    Pros:
    lightweight
    low profile – both on the board and in my pack
    reasonable cost – actually, cheap like borscht

    cons:
    they don’t work with softboots ( ha )
    mods required to puck ( prevents this from being “plug and play” )

    As I am no metalurgist, I can’t comment on the quality of his welding, but it looks good and the shits been holding up, so what can I say. And the rest of his work is excellent.

    All in all, I’m glad I sang out for a pair back in October. Did I say glad…should have said “orgasmic”.
    I’ve been digging them.

    Thanks Vape!
    :bananas: :bananas: :bananas: :bananas:

    gary

    #653277
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    And let me tell you…I’m itchin’ to get them on my board!

    gary

    #651650
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @vapor wrote:

    Treepilot, I run a 26.5 boot but its actually easier to build these with larger boot sizes.
    Threw this together yesterday as i had a bit of time and still working on a few things to get adjustment so its still in the process.
    The one drawback is that one size wont fit all and can only be made as a custom plate.

    I ride a 26.5 as well…as you’ve already got the measurements…I’d be up for a pair. The rest of them can drill their own holes ( ha ha…jk ). But I’m still up for a pair.

    on a more serious note…the bracket that holds the front bail could be built eccentrically to give you multiple sizes for minor adjustment…and you just mount the bracket in the appropriate holes on the slider plate for major adjustments.
    Or am I missing something?
    gary

    #656337
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    By drinking margaritas on the deck to forget there is no snow.
    😥

    #651431
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    Some of us Canucks are innarested too…
    When are we talkin’?

    :disco:

    won’t wear my onesie…don’t worry

    #649874
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @jerrett wrote:

    If you are heading to the interior, I’d suggest the Kootenays…

    I wouldn’t…haven’t had shit in weeks

    #649066
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @stein wrote:

    haha you are the guy that got burried in feuz bowl when it was closed? :banghead:

    sell me your set up :thumpsup:

    go back to teletips :nononno:

    #646069
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    Had a great time as well. Was fantastic to meet up with folks from around the continent.
    Once again Wade did a great job organising the whole thing.

    I too rode the Fissile…nice board, makin’ me rethink my budget for the year.

    Met too many folks from the forum to call ’em all out…but I did want to say “Happy Birthday Tex”!
    Hope the Asulkan was good for ya.

    aloha,
    gary

    #624258
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @drownedrat wrote:

    Chair 2 Board Sports is already selling solid delrin pucks http://www.chair2boardsports.com/product/split-solid-binding-pucks. You would need to drill your own holes and cut them in 2 but they would solve your migration issues. And in full disclosure – I machined these pucks for Chair 2.

    If you are going to make your own be aware changes of 0.002″ can make a huge difference in the puck feeling tight or feeling sloppy. I can’t imagine making them on a table saw and keeping them tight. I machined these so they fit tight so a little sanding might be needed if you like a sloppy fit.

    Chair 2 claims exclusive availability through them…which is slightly overstating the case.
    gary

    #647749
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    Chris,
    Just saw this as well. Shitty news about losing the regular gig. But as everyone else has been saying, take the opportunity…it seems to be pounding at your door.

    regards from the Kootenays (where the snow still sucks…)

    Gary

    PS Wasatch Surf…that shit was funny

    #646618
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    This has been an issue for as long as ski’s have been manufactured. Some builders use cord length ( a string from tip to tail held taught above the topsheet would measure this). Others use running length (at least this is what they used to say in the ski magazines…but i’ve never seen skis sold this way). And finally there is the method of the material length before pressing (or the length along the base, tip to tail).
    It would be helpful if the manufacturers would call out which method they use.
    gary

    #645302
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @firstlight wrote:

    I have thought about just making a base plate for the voile Pucks as this would be easier (not as complicated for the CNC).

    Voile has offered cants to fit under their pucks – think they were charging $40-50 before shipping. I built my 5° canted pucks precisely because the pucks always migrated off the top of the Voile Cants.

    I’m surprised you get requests for the canted puck, as I’ve had them for several years and get zero interest.

    Gary

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