- August 19, 2014 at 9:59 pm #580066tiltedworldParticipant
Funny to get so amped over a little piece of metal, but yeah!! :drool:
Anybody test these over the last winter that can provide input on how well they work?August 21, 2014 at 8:23 am #677078ieismParticipant
I’ve seen it at ISPO but didn’t ride it. It looked a little bit like an afterthought (it is) but seemed to work alright. Personally I have no need for it, but I’m still curious how often I’ll use it next season.
http://flatlandsplitfest.com/August 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm #677079tiltedworldParticipant
I can see using it a lot for sidecountry or even inbounds at Alpine Meadows. I use one of my splits a lot in bounds. There are plenty of quick traverses that would be great to half transition and side step or traverse (no skins) rather than fully transition or posthole. Lock down allows that.
Now we just need a snowy season – I’ll even take an average season at this point, the last three have been so damn dry…October 30, 2014 at 6:43 am #677080powpowpowParticipant
just installed these on my split and gonna go try them out this fri-sun splitcamping so I will report back on how it goes. from what I can see after putting them on I don’t know how durable they will be…but I have no experience with heel locks of any kind so I have no idea. stay tuned…October 31, 2014 at 4:53 am #677081MHolmesParticipant
My friends was loose the other day, while he was guinea pigging them, and it kept locking on its own. Then it got stuck locked while we wrestled it for 10 mins. I’m hoping for better results with mine!November 9, 2014 at 10:04 pm #677082
So i set up my heal locks no problem. Then i go to sent up my girlfriends and i cant seem to get them tight enough. way to much play/movement in the lock. Has anybody else found this? She has the venture zelix 2015. any suggestions?
3 deep breaths. -"grade 7 teacher"November 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm #677083
Ok so after some thinking. I simply filed down the aluminium a mm or so. seems to be much better. Its no longer moving on its own.
3 deep breaths. -"grade 7 teacher"December 3, 2014 at 1:44 am #677084wrathParticipant
Just a bit of diy re-enforcement. It just seemed to me that the two offset bends to the lever was a potential due to being pressed. A buddy did up a stainless steel tig bead using 1/8” wire on the inside angles…there was enough clearance for the plastic heel striker. It fits perfectly with just a bit of filing on 1 tab so that it would clear the climbing wires in tour mode. The result…feels a lot more solid. Also epoxied a 3/8” high density plastic sliver so that when dismounting chair assisted laps and happen to step on the lever it wouldn’t get so stressed. Anyway haven’t gone out but hope to get out this next week.
December 3, 2014 at 7:18 am #677085HansGLudwigParticipant
^ FYI, I need a snowboardingforum account to view those pics.
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http://splitboard.com/activity-2/December 6, 2014 at 12:18 am #677086
I cant see the photos either. I work in a shop and we just got a broken heal lock broght back to us. They seem rather weak. anybody else have any problems?
3 deep breaths. -"grade 7 teacher"December 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm #747145wrathParticipant
apologies..waiting for the conversion…pics of the weld
ahh frick…can’t get pics to post from piceofassMarch 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm #781097J.P.Participant
Im not stoked on these. I got them to work for a second in the house, but didn’t need them the first couple rides. Went to do some skiing the other day on a low angle rolling trees. Figured it would just be easier if I could lock them. I messed with them for about 10 minutes before giving up. Not simple like the rest of their products.
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