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  • #638754
    lictor4
    63 Posts

    I’ve always wondered if the TLT5 mtn woman’s version would have a softer flex then the men’s, any ideas? Maybe they don’t go up to size 29 tho, haha

    #638726
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    ive seen womens for cheap! not sure on sizing and fitment but that is a possibility..

    #638755
    _ZakMills
    72 Posts

    Has anyone ever considered an interface that actually took advantage of the heel piece of the dynafit bindings? Forget any bindings, voile pucks, or slider plates. Why not just have an interface that allows the toe piece and the heel piece to work in tour mode just like it does on skiis, then detach from tour mode and re-attach in ride mode and click in like a traditional skier? Seems efficient to me? Does this make sense to anyone or is there something I may be over looking?

    #638756
    KennyG
    63 Posts

    the potential for having one foot pop out and then doing some serious knee damage has always scared me. that and all splitboard bindings help the two halfs stay together and a tech binding wouldn’t really help with that.

    #638757
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Before the first version of the Phantom Splitboard Bindings came into being, Keffler and I spent some serious time brainstorming many different concepts for hard boot binding systems. We followed some pretty outrageous ideas, but we always came back to the advantages of the simple metal bail style binding. Using the tech inserts for the heel piece would be impossible for ride mode, as they need to attach behind the heel of the boot, making for serious boot drag problems.
    Also, as the above poster mentions, the bindings them selves do a lot to make the board interface stiff and strong, this is one of the big advantages of the Phantom Bindings which people are not always aware of. They hold the two board halves very strongly, with overlapping tabs on both sides of the board.

    #638758
    _ZakMills
    72 Posts

    That is a good point I had not considered. Borrows have you found anywhere that sells the dynafit toe piece separately? Seems like a waste of $$ to pay for the extra heel pieces.

    #638759
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @earnyourturn wrote:

    That is a good point I had not considered. Borrows have you found anywhere that sells the dynafit toe piece separately? Seems like a waste of $$ to pay for the extra heel pieces.

    Spark RnD used to sell the Dynafit Speed toe piece separately. Phantom Splitboard Bindings/Keffler may have some Dynafit Speed Ultralight toe pieces for sale this season. The Speed Ultralight saves a bunch of weight, I have been using them. Contact Phantom through their Facebook page, or go to the Phantom post here on the bindings forum.

    #638760
    _ZakMills
    72 Posts

    Great. Thanks for all the help barrows, have spent hours reading your info on here and it’s truly helpful. Hope to split with you someday.

    #638761
    moridinbg
    151 Posts

    Several people here, me including have built DIY split bindings from the Voile plate and Carving Company bails (which are what Burton used to sell eons ago as a hardboot binding). It works, no doubts, but the Voile plate is made from very flexible aluminium and you can notice this, while riding.
    It shouldn’t be impossible to source some blocks of 7075 aluminium, they even sell them on eBay and find a CNC machine to carve a clone of the Voile plate. It would be a big improvement. I have somewhere a 3D model I made to measurements for the purpose. The cost including labour and material was ~$200 (in Europe, mind you). But now I will just free somebody from the burden of last year’s Phantoms (:

    A leg coming loose is what scares me big time. When I cut the voile plate to bolt the bails on, I did it a few millimetres short, which was big, big trouble. The bails should squeeze the boot with considerable force (without crushing it or being impossible to release, of course) and then spontaneous release is not much of a problem. In my case it was very easy to release, mostly in tight turns. I almost lost my NS Summit in France! I had to enlarge the holes, so that I can move the bails towards each other, but then there was the danger that the bolts will move around in the now larger holes, I had to fill this. Ugly thing. I would show you pictures, but I am ashamed of what job I Did 😳

    The big problem is that if one of your legs is released, the other one will follow very soon, because your leg twists inside the binding and unless you are very lucky and the board lands bindings down, you are up for a big chase. After this happened for the third time to me I started tethering the board to my boots! My ski friends, who immediately started mocking me when I switched to split board (“Look, you are almost on ski now, which is almost not a fag!”) and only increased the mocking with the hard boots, started offering me ski brakes for the board 😀

    tl;dr
    With proper bindings – Phantoms or precisely crafted DIY Voile+Bails you won’t have a problem with sudden release of the bindings.

    #638762
    _ZakMills
    72 Posts

    I apologize if this has already been covered, lots of info to sift through here. I was wondering if there is a good ski crampon and vert (or something of that nature) option for the dynafit/phantom set up?

    #638763
    Powder_Rider
    498 Posts

    B and D Splitboard crampons for Dynafit bindings

    http://www.bndskigear.com/fatcrampons.html

    #638764
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    B and D makes ski crampons which fit the Dyanfit toe piece in 135 mm width, which should fit up to a 27 CM waisted board. Dynafit makes ski crampons in 130 mm width, which fit up to 26 CM waisted boards. Keffler has tested the Dynafit crampons on his Venture Storm (26 cm waist) with success.
    Keffler has prototypes of “cleats” which allow a direct mount of the Phantom plate to Verts. I do not think these have been field tested yet: see the Phantom Splitboard Bindings FaceBook page for pictures.

    #638765
    _ZakMills
    72 Posts

    thanks for the prompt reply!

    #638766
    _ZakMills
    72 Posts

    Powderider: i can’t quite make sense of the photo as far as how they actually mount to the board. Care to explain? didn’t see an explanation on the link provided.

    #638767
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    @earnyourturn wrote:

    Powderider: i can’t quite make sense of the photo as far as how they actually mount to the board. Care to explain? didn’t see an explanation on the link provided.

    There are little ‘hooks’ that should have come with your Dynafit toepieces that are optional, that you need to install on the posterior (towards the tail) 2 screws of the toepieces. The crampons from B and D sit in those hooks. My Dynafit toes didn’t ship with any from Spark, but my local ski shop had a few spares and hooked me up. I found this out the hard way one day when it was super icy and I busted out my brand new B and D crampons, only to find out they couldn’t connect without the hooks… held on the ski crampons with Voile straps that day. 😥 Good luck!

    www.splitlife.net

    #638768
    Powder_Rider
    498 Posts

    I found this out the hard way one day when it was super icy and I busted out my brand new B and D crampons, only to find out they couldn’t connect without the hooks… held on the ski crampons with Voile straps that day. 😥 Good luck!

    Please note the instruction provided with the B and D Dynafit splitboard crampons”:

    There is a little knob (tab) on the axle of the crampon that needs to be filed down.

    Whether: Dynafit or B&D ski crampons for Dynafit, one has to be careful to slide the crampon into the Slot of the binding.

    Also another alternative is the Voile Ski crampon, which does not hinge. Depending on the width of the Splitboard ski might work these might work.

    #638769
    NorwegianDan
    109 Posts

    As for alternatives, I found this:

    http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11124

    With the dynaift adapters maybe no need for that shim.

    #638770
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    hey all! I got a tlt question for you, I’ve got one day touring in my fairly new tlt5s and Im feeling the liner slide around on the hard surface shell while touring, what are people doing to eliminate this? some sort of tape?

    any ideas welcome

    #638771
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    @cometogether wrote:

    hey all! I got a tlt question for you, I’ve got one day touring in my fairly new tlt5s and Im feeling the liner slide around on the hard surface shell while touring, what are people doing to eliminate this? some sort of tape?

    any ideas welcome

    not exactly sure what you mean, as in you can feel the whole liner moving around in the shell? If that is the case are you sure your liner is a compatible size with your shell? it should be a pretty tight fight. I haven’t experienced this issue although I think I have experienced every other possible issue with that boot.

    #638772
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    CT: please provide more info, which way is the liner moving? I have not experienced this in any boot, the liner should be a tight fit, and as long as the instep buckle is snug, it should not be moving around. Is this happening while riding or touring? Are you getting heel lift/liner lift in that dimension?
    Also, have your liners been properly molded to your feet, if not be sure to get them molded; fit, performance, and comfort will be way better.

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