Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Tightening nose clips
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  • #595168
    damian
    107 Posts

    Aside from the stealth topsheet and custom graphics, the board is identical to the off the shelf models. They didn’t change anything (board-wise) from the proto they sent me to the production model. Its the same board.

    I#m not so much calling you out, but my board doesnt have the skin attachment notches like yours does. Plus my board appears to have more rounded ski tips than yours. Can you provide a picture of your board nose from teh base, focused on teh underside of teh clip?

    As for the gap, if you have the time it would be great to see more pics of the board, with interfaces on, without, close-ups of the chinese hooks etc. I’m pretty confident that the factory misdrilled the holes on the chinese hooks (and tip clips )which is not allowing the board to line up properly. Pictures would be helpful.

    I am about to split town for my road trip, so please wait a few weeks for the pictures. But trust me, the Chinese hooks are well fitted. The gap comes from the inside edge of the skis having an ever so slight side cut and chamber. In ride mode the skis touch at the widest point of the tip and tail. The gap between them then grows as you move towards the centre of the board. It is as though the two skis need to be pulled together by the binding interface, but obvious the Voile interface hardware doesn’t do that. From my limited experience, the Burton interface would dynamically tighten the two skis together, pulling them closer under tension. The Voile slider plates don’t do that, they ‘only’ stop the skis from moving apart.

    🙂 Your friend looks happy with board and beer, plus well fed, but I really cant discern if there is a gap or no-gap on that board in that photo.

    ps – we be taking a video camera, a still camera and a helmet cam. There will be splitting footy for sb.com, worry not.

    pps – Just leaned that we have lost a dedicated back country snowboarder friend to a crevasse. Was riding, came to a stop with board on, broke through a bridge in a seemingly benign situation. Bad bad bad bad news. Puts my whiny nose clip into perspective.

    #595169
    Romian
    28 Posts

    @damian wrote:

    Just leaned that we have lost a dedicated back country snowboarder friend to a crevasse. Was riding, came to a stop with board on, broke through a bridge in a seemingly benign situation. Bad bad bad bad news. Puts my whiny nose clip into perspective.

    Sad to hear that. 🙁

    #595170
    lesmennie
    13 Posts

    To the defense of Burton. I purchased a 06/07 s series at the Turkey Sale at Whistler in October of last year. Being new to the sport and eager to get a good deal on a board I did not notice the fact that the split hooks were missing on of the bolts that would have held the board tight in split mode. Obviously someone also missed it in Burton quality control and that is not acceptable. This is obviously not your problem but I had the same gap. I sent it in for warranty and got it back and there is no gap and it rides great. The nose clip is a little sloppy but haven’t had too many problems with it yet. Anyway had a good time with warranty and all is well again.

    #595171
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Damn. My S-168 does the same thing. Nose/tail clips come undone constantly. Really annoying. Fix myself or warranty? Hmmm.

    #595172
    AK_Split
    29 Posts

    I got a new prior with a large (2 or 3mm) gap at the nose. Clip would come undone every two or three turns. The clip seems to rely on a little tension to stay on, and the gap doesnt provide any. I put a bunch of JBWeld on one of the board halves, then filed it to perfectly fill the gap. No more troubles! You can test this fix at home before you weld by folding up paper and putting it in there to see if it makes an improvement.

    #595173
    skinjob
    52 Posts

    the rear clip on my prior kyber 168 was getting loose…it appeared that the plastic on the clip was torn up from a season of riding…i ordered new clips from Voile, and replaced the rear one…works perfectly now. I think there is a fair amount of motion at the clip/peg interface when the board is ridden, and this wears away the plastic…probably need to replace the rear clip each season.

    we’ve got some early spring corn snow forming here on the WA Cascade slopes…its melting out quickly, the rivers are running, spring is coming quickly.

    #595174
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    I am starting to have this problem with my S-series (that I just bought a couple months ago) as well. Anyone have any luck finding the older Burton clips?

    #595175
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Burton has an awesome warranty. I returned my S168 for the tip/tail clip problem and they overnighted a new board. The new board has bushings on the clip pegs. Will have to wait and see if that solves the problem or if the clips will wear out as an earlier post suggested. The new board has a gap between the board halves at the tail but I’m not going to sweat it. Figure it will shoot a bigger rooster tail that way. If the gap were at the nose I would send it back.

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