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  • #571677
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Nerd 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.

    #617340
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    This nerd likes :thumpsup:

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #617341
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    For 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.

    #617342
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Thanks 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

    #617343
    burton
    329 Posts

    i build splithooks as POM . mounted FIX . it works greast for a race split ” Tobi win s on it climb the mountain 09.

    Burton

    #617344
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Snurfer– 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?

    #617345
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Hyakbc
    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

    #617346
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    I 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?

    #617347
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Indeed, 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 believe

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #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. 🙂

    #617349
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Good 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.
    YMMV

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #617350
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Yep, 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.

    #617351
    jimw
    1421 Posts

    Ah, 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.

    #617352
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Cool mods guys! I’m intrigued.

    Hook a brother up snurfer if I send you a set? 🙂

    #617353
    Snowmoneil
    131 Posts

    Thanks 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.

    #617354
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Well 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

    #617355
    powslash
    382 Posts

    Here 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.



    #617356
    briangig
    1 Posts

    Nice 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.

    #617357
    powslash
    382 Posts

    Improved 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.

    #617358
    burton
    329 Posts

    eat this ….. only for my new board, made as V2A laser cuted … :mrgreen:

    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

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