View Full Version : Spatula mounting in Denvoid?
03-16-2005, 01:30 PM
I thought anyone could do it, then i read this thread about mounting spats (http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20899&highlight=spatula+mounting) and realized that there is a special jig or special person who needs to do. So if you got'em done in Denvoid or know someone in summit that can do it on the spot, let me know. Perhaps any shop with Volants?
03-16-2005, 02:06 PM
My friend Jeff who works at Keystone Sports at River Run will do them. He did mine last week and said he can't wait to do another pair... it was just that much fun.
03-16-2005, 02:59 PM
thanks funken, one more question, will he do it on the spot/same day? or is it a drop and wait kinda deal?
guess you got another pair to replace the duct taped specials
03-16-2005, 03:40 PM
I was kind of being sarcastic... he actually hated doing mine and said he would shoot himself if he had to work in a shop that constantly mounted them.
I would ask Robokill1981, cause I know he got his mounted in the area.
03-16-2005, 03:43 PM
Call Edgeworks at 8th and Broadway or Christy in Cherry Creek.
03-16-2005, 03:44 PM
bastardo!!! i am waiting for evil e to get back to me as well. ah, thanks homer.
03-16-2005, 05:16 PM
I'll do 'em. Just overnight them and the bindings to me and I'll have 'em back to you in say... early to mid June. :D
03-16-2005, 08:58 PM
i can do them for you, if you are putting sallies on them.
just have to charge you for the 4 drill bits i'll go through...
edit: edgeworks is money also... matt and jack kick ass.
03-17-2005, 06:37 AM
Any (sensible) tips as to mounting Spats?
I dropped by Snow and Rock this week and asked if they could mount them there and I kinda got the impression the guy didn't really know what they were. I prompted him on the brake bending and the fact that the topsheet is tricky to drill but any other advice I can go armed with when I get mine mounted. The binding is a Tyrolia Free Flex Plus DX10.
I hear it's pretty easy to drive the screws right through the base if you're ham fisted.
03-17-2005, 07:59 AM
make sure the jig is fat enought to go over the width of the ski. not just the thin red mounting plate. They are usually not mounted straight or the same. Measure the center point on both skis and make sure it is the same too.
big PITA with all the drill bits etc.
03-17-2005, 08:08 AM
I may be buying some Machete FB's. Are they just as difficult to mount (as far as drill bits go)? Or is the plate on the FB's easier to drill?
03-17-2005, 10:20 AM
They are just as difficult. But at least you will have a jig so its not as big of a headache. Welcome to the magical world of Volant.
03-17-2005, 11:48 AM
Well, I'll be taking them to the only Salomon dealer in town (a shop I don't care for) because I know he will have the jig. I am pretty confident that they have never mounted a Volant, or at least in the recent future - I just don't want them to pull some wacky "extra charge" shit because I'm gonna cause them to waste a drill bit on these bastards. I thought about asking them to trade me some beer for them just putting the jig ont hem and marking the holes (so that I can drill them myself with my own drill), but I don't think they will go for it (this shop is kinda lame). :rolleyes:
03-17-2005, 03:28 PM
Myself and a couple of others have had them mounted at Boulder Ski Deals. There is one guy there who has done every pair.
03-17-2005, 03:30 PM
FB have a second plastic plate on them no?
if so you can just drill into the plate, no hassle, no wasted drill bits
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