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  • #574109
    alexhlesieur
    7 Posts

    Ok this is an attemps to create the cheapest splitboard. This will no be a sketchy door hardware conversion, i bought stainless steel plates, uhmv puck, etc. The goal is tho create a custom kit eho will ride great from raw material with minimal tools. This is my weekend projet, pics and details on monday !

    Alex

    #634439
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Good luck! :thumpsup:
    Where did you get the UHMV pucks? I would like to try out some of these.

    #634440
    alexhlesieur
    7 Posts

    Allright, so here was has been done so far :
    The board as been splitted

    Photo janv. 26, 8 48 24 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
    The clip have been hand machined with a radial saw and a lot of grinder time

    Photo janv. 26, 8 48 50 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
    The hook have been hand machined with a hacksaw and a lot of grinder time

    Photo janv. 26, 8 49 31 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
    The plate has been machined with a simple radial saw and some sand paper

    Photo janv. 26, 8 49 59 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
    The slider have been cutted (simple 3/4″ by 3/4″, 1/8″ thick aluminium channels)

    Photo janv. 26, 8 50 24 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
    The fit should be nice once mounted on the aluminium bindings

    Photo janv. 26, 8 51 34 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
    Preview of the 100% DIY Voilé Light Rail look alike

    Photo janv. 26, 8 52 04 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
    For the touring plate i am hesitating between, the thin stainless steel (create same design as Voilé) or the thick aluminum (create same narrow design as the atomic)

    Photo janv. 26, 8 52 36 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

    What would you do ?
    This

    Atomic Splitboard im Skitouren Test by intersporteybl, on Flickr

    Or that


    1100-2_01_lg by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

    Next post, everything will be mounted

    #634441
    alexhlesieur
    7 Posts

    @pedrodelfuego wrote:

    Good luck! :thumpsup:
    Where did you get the UHMV pucks? I would like to try out some of these.

    I gotted the puck from a local metal seller (located in the industrial park)

    All the material where bought there from a scrap bin, it was ridiculously cheap.

    #634442
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Nice stuff!

    I saw the post earlier, didn’t realize it was you!

    Lookin good! We’re in Sutton friday evening and saturday, i’d love to drop by and check it out!

    And for the touring brackets: I’d go for the Voile system… More compatible with other stuff: Crampons, sparks, etc…

    Interested in going on a tour on sunday? A group of us is heading deep into the woods…

    #634443
    alexhlesieur
    7 Posts

    @Big Jay, Shure drop by friday i’ll show you my creation. As for sunday, i wish i could but i don’t have any skins yet.

    #634444
    alexhlesieur
    7 Posts

    Progress, progress, the end near.

    The bindings are done:


    Photo févr. 01, 8 31 45 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr


    Photo févr. 01, 8 31 13 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr


    Photo févr. 01, 8 32 27 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

    The board is almost done, hooks and clips installed:


    Photo févr. 01, 8 30 15 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

    So still let:

    -Machining touring bracket
    -Installing Pucks
    -Installing touring brakets
    -Testing !!

    #634445
    Chewbacca
    100 Posts

    @alexhlesieur wrote:

    Progress, progress, the end near.

    The bindings are done:


    Photo févr. 01, 8 31 13 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

    Did you tap the slider rails or did you use t-nuts to screw the binding to the rails?

    Be careful if you just tappped the rails.

    #634446
    alexhlesieur
    7 Posts

    I tapped the baseplate and the channel. I used locktite to make sure they don’t loose. What you think the tread are going to rip ?

    #634447
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @alexhlesieur wrote:

    I tapped the baseplate and the channel. I used locktite to make sure they don’t loose. What you think the tread are going to rip ?

    There is a lot of tension in those bolts from riding. If the lower part is only threaded aluminum… then i’d be scared… I would run a few tests… Mount the bindings on the board and put the board upright. Attach weight to the binding to test the lateral strenght. I would go all the way to breaking the thing… but then, it’s DIY… might be complicated… If you need slider tracks for a while, i have a brand new set lying around that you can borrow to test the board w/ regular bindings…

    #634448
    Chewbacca
    100 Posts

    Assuming that you bought the rails in a regular hardware store, the material is not going to be very high quality aluminium. I also guess that the material is 3mm, 4mm maximum strong. That is definatly NOT enough for a screw in connection!!! I would mount everything and do some “dry” testing. Strap in and actually try to rip the bindings off. That is only a small first test, but better than dangerous riding experience.

    #634449
    alexhlesieur
    7 Posts

    Actually i bought the tracks from a metal reseller, they are 1/8 thick and are made of 6061-T6 aluminium. I’ll do some testing first, if it breaks, i’ll just weld the tracks to the bindings

    #634450
    Chewbacca
    100 Posts

    Okay the material is good. I still think that 3.175mm (1/8th inch) is not enough for a screw connection.

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