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  • #46
    Originally posted by nm13 View Post
    Do they go directly into the top plate or are there inserts in the right places (probably not). Do you have to drill the top plate or do you use self tapping screws?
    jeff singer at spruce drilled the custom metal plates in the standard fritschi pattern ... i just screwed my fritschi binding in with the screws provided with the binding.
    if you are going the two plate route yourself .. just send jeff singer at spruce an email and he will tell you exactly the dimensions of the plates and what he did to drill them ..
    Boards :
    Spliffs
    DLPs
    Condors
    Slingshots
    Sherpa

    Boot:
    K2 BFC 100

    Bindings:
    Zero Pro Non release Binding
    Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
    Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
    Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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    • #47
      How far into the top sheet do the screws go? Sounds like you didn't need to drill for this protrusion.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by nm13 View Post
        How far into the top sheet do the screws go? Sounds like you didn't need to drill for this protrusion.
        not much at all it is more like a dimple or indent into the top sheet the way that jeff singer designed the low riser plates .. i did not drill at all .
        Boards :
        Spliffs
        DLPs
        Condors
        Slingshots
        Sherpa

        Boot:
        K2 BFC 100

        Bindings:
        Zero Pro Non release Binding
        Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
        Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
        Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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        • #49
          Jack, What do you think of these T nuts - http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=9994 ?
          Seems like it might be possible to use them without drilling all the way through the base, eliminating the need for epoxy or ptex filler. With an accurate measuring job it seems like anyone with a decent drill press ought to be able to install them.
          Thanks,
          Todd

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          • #50
            Originally posted by nm13 View Post
            Jack, What do you think of these T nuts - http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=9994 ?
            Seems like it might be possible to use them without drilling all the way through the base, eliminating the need for epoxy or ptex filler. With an accurate measuring job it seems like anyone with a decent drill press ought to be able to install them.
            Thanks,
            Todd
            Todd , unfortunately , the problem with all top mounted insert solutions such as that one .. rely on the wood core to hold the insert in and to avoid the whole insert being pulled out of the core ... spruce boards as well as revel8 skiboards are not designed with a core that allows such a top mounted insert to hold securely . the spruce and the revel8 boards , like snowboards require a through the bottom t nut insert solution
            Boards :
            Spliffs
            DLPs
            Condors
            Slingshots
            Sherpa

            Boot:
            K2 BFC 100

            Bindings:
            Zero Pro Non release Binding
            Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
            Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
            Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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            • #51
              Have you, Jack, or has anybody here ever tried skiboarding with telemark boots and bindings, maybe during a backcountry expedition or on some other occasion? I've always wondered how telemark-skiboarding would feel on a pair of longer skiboards such as the ALP's, Condors, Spruce 120's or Sherpas.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by snowhow View Post
                Have you, Jack, or has anybody here ever tried skiboarding with telemark boots and bindings, maybe during a backcountry expedition or on some other occasion? I've always wondered how telemark-skiboarding would feel on a pair of longer skiboards such as the ALP's, Condors, Spruce 120's or Sherpas.
                yes snowhow , i have used telemark bindings extensively on the sherpas , and the spruce 120's ...the bindings work great for backcountry touring ,

                here is a link with some information and how i designed custom risers for telemark bindings

                http://www.skiboardsonline.com/forum...ad.php?t=10532
                Boards :
                Spliffs
                DLPs
                Condors
                Slingshots
                Sherpa

                Boot:
                K2 BFC 100

                Bindings:
                Zero Pro Non release Binding
                Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
                Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
                Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by jjue View Post
                  yes snowhow , i have used telemark bindings extensively on the sherpas , and the spruce 120's ...the bindings work great for backcountry touring ,

                  here is a link with some information and how i designed custom risers for telemark bindings

                  http://www.skiboardsonline.com/forum...ad.php?t=10532
                  Thanks a lot, Jack! That link answered all my questions and then some.

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