Post subject: Re: The DIY Split "What would you have done different" Thread
Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:48 am
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:07 pm Posts: 53
It seems like a lot of people have the same mistakes but instead of quoting I will go through them again. 1. Cutting the Burton 3D inserts with an old blade. The blade got skewed that made a nasty cut. 2. Not drilling down the 3D inserts and hand cutting them made the base become to warm so that it is bulging under the screws good guide can be found herehttp://wildschnee.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132&Itemid=270 3. The voile pucks are glitching, see earlier in the thread. 4. Not mixing the coating so the first layer there was only wood visible, when mixed it became grey.
Now here is my list of what I was happy with: 1. Splitting, duh 2. Got the dual raisers (2012 kit from Voile.com not any other store that tries to get rid of inventory) 3. Mounting Karakoram clips 4. Using Duramix (can't remember brand) plastic kit instead of Epoxy or P-tex.
All in all the board rides like it used to but aesthetically it looks a little frankenstein and with all the problems with the cut the base is slower.
I make these inserts using a George Forman grill and a molded press using colored Ptex in my garage. They work great and dont pull out. It's cool to try to match the color of the base and looks much better than epoxy. Its hard to explain the process right now, but i wanted to share my DIY method
the trick is to get the inserts themselves red hot and then dip it in the hot Ptex and then press into the mold. That way it bonds well together. I think i have seen someone in europe selling these- same basic idea (Tognar?), but only offered them in White or black.
_________________ Fast and Smooth Riding since "88" 2013 Venture zepher 165-27W DIY 168 Skynk Ape, RC Lib Tech T.Rice 164.5 Jones Solution W 164 Karakoram Split 30s Spark R&D Voile LR about 5 other old DIY splits
after reading a bit here about loose nose and tail clips, I drilled the holes abou 1 - 2 mm further apart than the template shows, never had a problem with the hooks. They are a bit tight but all managable even with gloves on.