Forums DIY and Mods Split hook mod Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 27 total) 1 2 →Author Posts April 27, 2009 at 5:51 pm #571677 Hyakbc 53 PostsNerd Alert: I cut the thumb tabs off my split hooks. One less place for the snow to pile up and a little lighter(a little). Two long seasons and they haven’t broken yet. I don’t rotate the hooks for skinning, one less thing to fiddle with during transitions. April 27, 2009 at 6:29 pm #617340 Snurfer 1448 PostsThis nerd likes :thumpsup:Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc April 30, 2009 at 12:21 am #617341 Hyakbc 53 PostsFor my next DIY board I want to make the hooks a little smaller by rounding off the corners and explore different hardware options. I’m thinking countersunk M4 with a barrel nut from the base side or a tap-in insert or wood screw. Tap-in inserts are appealing, 8 less holes in the base. I like the idea of a low profile(think Sparks dynafit adapters), fixed position split hook. May 1, 2009 at 1:01 am #617342 Snurfer 1448 PostsThanks for inspiring me to finally do this mod…. :thumpsup:I was reluctant to entirely remove the back part of the hook, as it is the only thing keeping the hook from bending up away from the board face (or down).I think I actually removed about as much material as I am comfortable with, and Im pleased with the look and function over all. Once I see how these ride I will mod the other two. Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc May 1, 2009 at 6:12 am #617343 burton 329 Postsi build splithooks as POM . mounted FIX . it works greast for a race split ” Tobi win s on it climb the mountain 09. Burton May 2, 2009 at 12:48 am #617344 Hyakbc 53 PostsSnurfer– Wicked. They look like talons. Keep us posted on how they hold up. I’m curious to see how small you can go before they just…break.burton– Man, I’m freaking out, not because that picture is friggin huge, but because I have the same tile in my kitchen! Serious tho, nice work, I enjoy seeing the stuff you come up with. That POM hook is what I want to do in aluminum. Did you mount them thru the base? May 4, 2009 at 7:34 pm #617345 Snurfer 1448 PostsHyakbc Quick update, the hooks performed beautifully! There was little snow build up, they no longer snag on things/skin track, and they are always in position to put the board back together AND they just look so much cleaner. I realize its not a for everyone mod, but I would not go back to the stock hooks at this point.Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc May 5, 2009 at 3:34 am #617346 Hyakbc 53 PostsI agree, theres no going back to the stock hooks. I know Voile is making improvements for 2010, wonder if split hooks are on their radar? -lighter -faster transitions -less snow build up on deck -low profile What’s not to love? May 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm #617347 Snurfer 1448 PostsIndeed, sources near area 51 of the “Satch” would tell you 2010 may 😉 have some pleasant surprises from the V, but I don’t believe there have been any confirmed hook sightings.Of course this thread could always change that?I want to believeShark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc May 6, 2009 at 7:59 am #617348 jimw 1421 Posts @Snurfer wrote:they no longer snag on things/skin track I don’t understand this. In a deep and crusty/frozen skin track, I really notice the drag from the hooks if I don’t rotate them out of the way, so I can’t see how having them fixed in place is an improvement.Paging burton… please resize your monster-size pic. 🙂 May 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm #617349 Snurfer 1448 PostsGood question Jim. Mine are more, or less flush to the board and very knife like (unlike Burton’s). Additionally the outside edge is swept back by the removal of material from that area. But more importantly, while mine are not fixed, they do not move during an entire days touring. The difference is noticeable enough that, should I need to replace a hook for any reason, I would mod it in the same way. YMMVShark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc May 7, 2009 at 2:41 am #617350 Hyakbc 53 PostsYep, what he said. Removing the thumb tab and rounding off the leading edge help to reduce drag. Mine only move if I scrape a tree or something. We could be talking about a difference in the prevailing local conditions, what is this deep/crusty skin track you speak of? Kidding. If the manufacturers jump on this maybe they could offer both styles(fixed/not), options you know? But if they don’t I’m happy to keep making my own. I plan to make some fixed hooks using the existing bolts on my Burton in the next few days. May 7, 2009 at 3:28 am #617351 jimw 1421 PostsAh, that makes sense. Most of the drag I was noticing was probably from the thumb tab. Come to think of it, I don’t recall noticing the drag much with my old Burton, with its fixed split hooks. May 10, 2009 at 3:50 am #617352 bcrider 4150 PostsCool mods guys! I’m intrigued. Hook a brother up snurfer if I send you a set? 🙂 June 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm #617353 Snowmoneil 131 PostsThanks for the idea fellas!! I always disliked those snow catching tabs on the stock hooks, and was never fond of rotating them! These puppies stay in place and they dice through the skin track. June 9, 2009 at 1:01 am #617354 Snurfer 1448 PostsWell done Neil! Sure beats having that that big blob on the board and I’m glad you got to experience what I mean about it slicing through the skin track. There is no going back is there?Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc April 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm #617355 powslash 382 PostsHere are some pics of aluminum fixed hooks. These are about an ounce lighter than the stock hooks. Still working on a good way to countersink the hardware and make em flush. April 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm #617356 briangig 1 PostsNice pow..do you notice any improved strength with having the clips fixed vs. able to swivel? I’m trying to imagine the physics in my head, if it would make a difference. April 3, 2010 at 1:33 am #617357 powslash 382 PostsImproved strength how? While riding? No, I can’t notice anything. FWIW my hooks are a higher grade material than the stock hooks but in this application strength isn’t too much of an issue. Well, I guess a fixed hook is in greater danger of impact with rocks and such while skinning so stronger is better. Although that is just a theoretical danger because I don’t usually kick rocks. I rock em like this for the quicker changeovers primarily. April 6, 2010 at 7:35 pm #617358 burton 329 Postseat this ….. only for my new board, made as V2A laser cuted … this are not the same stitches like the old burton – i modifikation this – I think the old jing jangs are the best – no nukkelhead , no rotaion , no play in all ..markus Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 27 total) 1 2 →You must be logged in to reply to this topic.