Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Spark LT touring bracket + Chomps
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  • #574245
    jlag
    118 Posts

    So I’m curious as to how to put the new Centering block(black plastic) on the board with thew new Sparks LT Touring bracket. The directions state ” unscrew the old centering block for the touring bracket and just screw the new ones on”.

    First of all, the old grey centering block is not screwed on, it just fits under the bracket and has drill holes that line up with the screws. The new smaller centering block(that allows use of Mr. Chomps) has 3 tiny holes in it, but no screws come with the set up. Am i supposed to just get some wood screws and screw this into my board?

    any help would be appreciated, thanks

    JL

    #635243
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    http://www.sparkrandd.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/New-chomps-guide.pdf

    Im having trouble understanding where you are at. The black plastic is mounted on the MR Chomps in place of the old ones. (they come with the LT Pin set-up.) The grey plastic is part of the voile touring bracket and is no longer used. So I just screwed the new black piece onto the mr chomp and it pops right in under the lt bracket. They should have come with screws, but nothing is attached to the board besides the LT Bracket.

    http://www.forrestthorniley.com/images/temp/lt02.jpg

    #635244
    jlag
    118 Posts

    Thanks, exactly what i needed.

    JL

    #635245
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    I guess you got it Jlag. But yeah…the block is the piece that attaches to the crampon, not the bracket.

    Let’s finally meet up on Mt. McG or something this season!

    #635246
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    @hikeforturns wrote:

    http://www.sparkrandd.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/New-chomps-guide.pdf

    …. but nothing is attached to the board besides the LT Bracket.

    The shim too. Sits in place of the block that Jlag was thinking of…

    #635247
    Colin
    153 Posts

    excuse any ignorance, but trying to figure out if you need to use the shims if youre running the lt brackets? seems like they fit fine without the shims, but dont want to wreck anything here… anyone know? Seems to be what you’re saying, but the picture doesnt show the shims… clarify, please? the manual that comes with the chomps only shows the voile brackets…

    #635248
    samh
    726 Posts

    You can mount the LT brackets directly to the board – no need for the plastic shims.

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    #635249
    silver
    167 Posts

    @samh wrote:

    You can mount the LT brackets directly to the board – no need for the plastic shims.

    Although this may generally be true, I needed to use the plastic shims. If I didn’t the screws bottom out before the brackets are held tightly to the board.

    #635250
    Archie McPhee
    78 Posts

    @silver wrote:

    @samh wrote:

    You can mount the LT brackets directly to the board – no need for the plastic shims.

    Although this may generally be true, I needed to use the plastic shims. If I didn’t the screws bottom out before the brackets are held tightly to the board.

    I would be inclined to use shorter screws if possible, rather than shims.

    #635251
    samh
    726 Posts

    @Archie McPhee wrote:

    …I would be inclined to use shorter screws if possible, rather than shims.

    That’s what I did. Spark has shorter screws if’n you need ’em, but I have heard that some boards aren’t thick enough for even the shortie screws.

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    #635252
    Colin
    153 Posts

    thanks. had been touring with the brackets and no shims in the winter, but was wondering with the chomps if the spacing would get weird… ended up using the shims and worked out fine, but not sure it was necessary.

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