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  • #572710
    ACheateaux
    16 Posts

    Im in the middle of ordering some blanks from Fort Collins plastics and will proceed to mock up some custom pucks. I thought here could be a good place to share ideas, materials, build methods, etc… I’ll shoot a crap load of pics and leave them here…

    We could also share dimensions as well. I plan on building 6 sets, fabbing the first for my slider tracks. One day when I can afford Sparks, I’ll go forward with those…

    So, gnarshredder, how’d you do it? What are the benefits? Weights? What would you change?

    They look solid btw…

    #624249
    rjj15
    10 Posts

    Why no replys on this subject?

    I’m in AK, wanna build the cheapest diy splitboard, it would be nice to have access to the equipment to make 3 sets of pucks and slider mods to alum weld to inexpensive alum bindings…it sounds like a wonderful/productive High School shop class project if I only that young still 😉 Stack that with the Portland shop offering g2 skins blemished for $79 or the skins that sell for $105 shipped.

    I have 4 friends me and my buddy are trying to convert over to splitboards who also don’t have much $$$ (I don’t have a splitboard yet, waiting for REI to offer complete Voile package w/ bindings so I can use fatwallet 3% cashback and 10% REI rebate @ end of the year with hopefully another coupon stacked) Other option I can’t find is an inexpensive last yr model complete package/closeout.

    #624250
    vapor
    350 Posts

    So what are you using for materials?I had use of a mill in a machine shop but i think that some people use a table saw to do it as well,just takes more time to get dimensions right.if you go that route maybe try milling a piece of hard wood first to get the right fit

    #624251
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    Just make em and post, I am sure you’ll sell as many as you make. See burtons posts about doing them right.

    #624252
    Taylor
    794 Posts

    I’ll be your first customer. I would love to buy a pair of undrilled pucks. Tired of Voile puck migration.

    @sun_rocket

    #624253
    DrownedRat
    119 Posts

    @taylor wrote:

    I’ll be your first customer. I would love to buy a pair of undrilled pucks. Tired of Voile puck migration.

    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.

    2017 Baker Splitfest, March 17th to 19th!

    #624254
    whistlermaverick
    312 Posts

    @drownedrat wrote:

    @taylor wrote:

    I’ll be your first customer. I would love to buy a pair of undrilled pucks. Tired of Voile puck migration.

    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.

    Don’t have many issues w the Voile set up, but I’ll be trying a pair of these out

    @j.memay

    #624255
    walove
    65 Posts

    puck on your solid, with spark verts in the pack, killer slackcountry setup, $45 is a little steep for $5 of materials and 10 min. on a mill. If they drilled holes for your desired angles.

    #624256
    vapor
    350 Posts

    More like 20 dollars material and at 80 bucks and hour usual shop rate your going to have to run off a few because of setup time.At 45 theyre not making a killing and is worth it for the accuracy you get,have made about seven sets myself for diy with holes drilled to correct stance.

    #624257
    Taylor
    794 Posts

    Excellent solution. I’ll be placing an order. Thanks.

    @sun_rocket

    #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

    #624259
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    Sweet, I just a bought a few pairs, not sure why you are not selling them direct though amigo. Thanks!

    #624260
    burton
    329 Posts

    we only see fotos from the down side ??? why ??? – is there any secret ore a way to now witch copie is it 😉

    the hole in the upper side ? by my slider is for drill the 4×4 holepatern, to youse the slider on my one pice board + verts

    but the price is cheap 45$

    Burton

    #624261
    DrownedRat
    119 Posts

    @scooby2 wrote:

    Sweet, I just a bought a few pairs, not sure why you are not selling them direct though amigo. Thanks!

    Scooby 2 – I’m not selling them direct because I’m lazy 🙂 Originally I built the pucks for Burton to Voile conversions but Chair 2 approached me to build some of these for solid board use. I also thought people could use these for DYI splits using the factory inserts and a single binding screw/t-nut at the end of the puck.

    InTheMountains – Chair 2 is the only place selling my pucks so my pucks are exclusive to them. But the concept is not an exclusive, or original for that matter. FirstLight and others are machining their own high quality versions.

    burton – No, there’s no secret on the top. It’s just got a wide/shallow slot machined in it so the Voile sliders with bindings slide properly. The hole in the puck is just a center hole. I found it helpful when to properly position the puck before drilling the mounting holes. Great idea for drilling the 4×4 pattern!

    2017 Baker Splitfest, March 17th to 19th!

    #624262
    JMAutio
    59 Posts

    I like the idea and thought about buying these from “burton”, but I really do need a small adjustment in the angles. I seem to have a chronic problem with my rear foot ankle and an adjustment of 3-6 degrees is needed once in a while. Has anybody played or seen anything like these with adjustment? One solution would be for example to use a similar setup as with rental bindings. A teethed metal disc bolts into board and has a thread for a screw in the middle of the disk. POM plate would attach with one screw to the middle and you´d have the normal 3 deg adjustments. You could even achieve normal range of fine tuning stance with such a setup. The problem probably is manufacturing of such a plate with teeth underneath.. and it would probably be a bit flimsy and heavier also 😕

    #624263
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    Guys
    I have a new option for the slider pucks

    The old std puck

    The new Puck with 5 deg Cant

    Some may wonder about the price of these.
    They are expensive but that’s what they really end up costing if you want them to be exact and fit properly.
    You can try and make them with a table saw or Router but the tolerances will too much.

    I’ve sold loads, you get what you pay for.
    PS also they ship free world wide for SB.com members

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
    www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au
    www.splitfest.com.au
    www.snowsafety.com.au
    www.mrbc.com.au
    www.backcountryglobal.com
    www.alpinefirstaid.com.au

    #624264
    JMAutio
    59 Posts

    Well, my previous post is a bit irrelevant as the edison does just what I need. Though ~2 years waiting and $$$ 😕

    #624265
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    Firstlight – How do you like the feel of the canted pucks? I’ve often thought of this as a solution to my 24in wide stance and long leggedness.

    #624266
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    WhitePine.
    I made these for myself to try and get a different angle on my back foot when riding in hardboots.
    I made some prototypes at different angles and 5 degrees was the one that felt the best for an overall ballanced feel.
    It gives me better front foot pressure heal side with less need to worry about the rear leg/knee bend.
    I can stand on the board more evenly weighted.
    What I’ve also realised is that I love 2 degrees on my softboot setup.
    Next run I might make a few dirfferent angle.

    Cheers

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
    www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au
    www.splitfest.com.au
    www.snowsafety.com.au
    www.mrbc.com.au
    www.backcountryglobal.com
    www.alpinefirstaid.com.au

    #624267
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    Firstlight – what stance angles do you run? (Soft and hard boots)

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