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Verskis

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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby Verskis » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:15 pm

The improved setup on my Rabbs with 10mm risers. Improvements include different bungee routing and some foam tape below the heel throws to make them silent.
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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby Woodserson » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:15 pm

Verskis wrote:The improved setup on my Rabbs with 10mm risers. Improvements include different bungee routing and some foam tape below the heel throws to make them silent.
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Can you please post a detailed picture of how your locking pin is constructed?

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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby Verskis » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:38 pm

Woodserson wrote:
Verskis wrote:The improved setup on my Rabbs with 10mm risers. Improvements include different bungee routing and some foam tape below the heel throws to make them silent.
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Can you please post a detailed picture of how your locking pin is constructed?

Yes I can. It's just a worn out bushing from a mountainbike rear shock.
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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby Verskis » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:30 am

Update on the bungee cord cable locking modification:
The over-the-heel-throw bungee routing and foam tape did make the binding much less loud, but not completely silent.
I will continue to ski it like this pretty happily, until I come up with something to keep them totally silent.

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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby spwath » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:26 pm

I shared this in another thread, and though it isn't quite a binding mod, I thought it may be applicable here.
I used some metal loop things from home depot (a bit bigger than I wanted, but work fine) screwed in my ski to add a place to secure a leash when using an NNN-BC binding, as there is no hole to secure a leash to with these.
Seems to work fine, and for under $10 it is cheap and easy.
Picked up 2 snowboard leashes that Velcro around the ankle for $8 each, with a built in lock, and I am set for just about $25. Can even lock my skis somewhere if I need to!
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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby Verskis » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:53 am

spwath wrote:I shared this in another thread, and though it isn't quite a binding mod, I thought it may be applicable here.

Of course that is applicable here. Nice simple solution to a binding related problem!

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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby Rodbelan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:49 am

There is also another simple solution for having you cables out of the way without removing them:
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Voile use to make them; you snap them underneath the lip of the heel piece. I use that system on one of my ski for years; great! They are probably easy to make out of HDPE or with a 3d printer...

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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby Verskis » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:04 am

Rodbelan wrote:There is also another simple solution for having you cables out of the way without removing them:
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Voile use to make them; you snap them underneath the lip of the heel piece. I use that system on one of my ski for years; great! They are probably easy to make out of HDPE or with a 3d printer...


That seems great too, too bad Voile doesn't seem to sell them anymore. Is that intended for the 3-pin Cable style cable, or Hardwire style cable?

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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby Rodbelan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 am

For the 3PC... There is not enough space to snag the HW cables behind the heel piece...

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Re: Frankenbindings

Postby Inspiredcapers » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:42 pm

Not sure if this quantifies as FrankenBinding or not but it’s working AND giving me peace of mind as I’ve still got a tender ankle from last months misadventure...

WonderfulWife gifted me with a set of brand new Telebry release plates. I mounted them (on inserts) with a Voile binding. The cables are thrift store Cobras that lay flat behind the heel riser and snap in the back of my Alicos easily.

Have the DIN set for 5 right now. Had one release so far when the weak ankle ski submarined.

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