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    jimw
    1421 Posts

    So after getting Will’s cool new bindings, and not currently having a board to install them on, I thought I’d give them a shot by just putting on the included normal Bent Metal baseplate, and installing them on my resort (non-split) board.

    Problem is, that board is a Burton, with the Burton 3-hole pattern.

    How do I put these bindings on a board with the Burton hole pattern? I’ve only used Burton bindings before so never had this issue. Burton bindings ship with both 3 and 4 hole center disks so they work with any board. I assumed other bindings would be the same, but these Bent Metals only have the 4-hole disk. Do I need to contact Mervin for a 3-hole disk (do they even make one)? I tried dropping the 3-hole disk from my Burton bindings in there and it seems like it *might* work, but the angle of the teeth aren’t quite the same so it seems a little sketchy.

    #602309
    Otto
    98 Posts

    #602310
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    jimw,

    I generally echo Otto’s post above. I would take the 4 hole from the bent metals and the three hole from burton and flip them top edge to top edge with the burton on top. Align two of the burton trio to two of the bent metal quad. Locate the third burton and through that hole as a pilot guide hole drill a hole into the bent metal disc. That should do it.

    I doubt greatly that the burton teeth and bent metal teeth are the same and using them could prove damaging to your disc, binding, board or you depending on what gives first and when/where you experience any possible issues.

    The drill will work and you will be bomber with the same old 3 hole system you are familiar with. (I have been a slave to burton for over 20 years and only now am venturing out into splitting, four hole patterns and such)

    Sorry about your Burton Split. I just got my new mojo, and have a used burton split that I just got…and have assembled quite an array of spare parts. If you want to stay burton we should talk. If not and you convert to voile and you want to dump your burton parts and such, maybe we should still talk.

    Good luck with the discs and the return of the split to your quiver.

    #602311
    jimw
    1421 Posts

    Things don’t line up nicely between the 4-hole and 3-hole pattern. At the very least, you’re going to weaken the plate… plus it just bugs me out of principle! Burton ships both hole patterns, why not others?

    I called Mervin and they do have 3-hole disks. I had to pay $5, but I’d rather do that than drill the existing plates.

    (Mumbles & Otto – regarding Burton interface parts, I’m not completely giving up on things yet and so not ready to send out my Burton Interface Museum stash just yet, but I do have some spare parts so drop me a line if something breaks).

    #602312
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    jimw,

    I’m glad the Mervin 3×3 plates are so cheap. Really though, even the new burton discs are filled with holes, like 15 or more. I just mounted a set of new missions for a friend and those discs had more gaping holes than a Spanish whorehouse in San Lucar de Barrameda, and that is a lot of gaping holes.

    I have drilled some holes in my 3×3’s to mount on other boards before but never had any that did not line up well.

    How long are you on the shelf waiting for your discs from Mervin?

    #602313
    jimw
    1421 Posts

    @Mumbles wrote:

    Really though, even the new burton discs are filled with holes, like 15 or more.

    Those are the new “universal” discs Burton uses. I don’t like them because more holes = weaker discs, and I just cracked a set of the old discs that had ONLY the 3×3 pattern.

    I have drilled some holes in my 3×3’s to mount on other boards before but never had any that did not line up well.

    I didn’t say it couldn’t be done, I just don’t get any positions lining up that I’m happy with the reliability of. YMMV. “I’m not full of shit you know”. 🙂

    How long are you on the shelf waiting for your discs from Mervin?

    I assume not long. I’m splitless at the moment so it’s no big deal.

    #602314
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    jimw,

    I’ve never broken a disc, but I have broken a baseplate once.

    #602315
    jack
    323 Posts

    i used to run 4×4 disks on my burton….i just got the disk to line up with three of the four holes. a little sketchy, but it worked. 😉

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