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  1. #1
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    I feel bad for my Daughter: Shortening a Silvretta Pure

    Instead of grading papers or chores around the house, I spent some free time shortening a Silvretta Pure Kidz touring binding. It was very easy to do. Here are some pictures to help anyone who wants to do the same thing. It could easily work with any of the newer Silvretta bindings since they are all pretty much the same. The one advantage of the Pure Kidz is the little leg friendly din range of 2-4.

    Boots too small, or binding too big?


    These two small circles (in the grey, left of the blue AFD pad) hold a pin that holds the bars in place.


    Gently tap them out with a hammer. Very little effort was needed to slide out the pins.


    Here is what it looks like with the pin half way out. I tried to pull the pin out, but the metal is way too soft and I didn't want to damage the pin.


    The Pin. Four of these, two at each end of the bars basically hold the entire binding together


    Then just slid off the toe piece, measure and prepare to cut. Be sure to check that the heel piece is pushed as far forward as possible for maximum boot fitting range.


    Cut, but triple check your measurements. I came very close to cutting way too much off and destroying the project


    Prepare to drill. I wrapped some duck tape around the toe piece to hold it steady while drilling. Be sure to drill straight, or......you can figure it out.


    Reinsert the pin carefully. I used some channel locks instead of the hammer. But the metal is soft so be gentle.


    Much shorter now.


    And now for the skis....


    Like I said I feel bad for my daughter. At this point she is not very stoked. She says, "Does this mean I can't ride chairlifts anymore?"
    Last edited by Kya; 02-19-2008 at 09:09 PM.

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    Aw Mark, that will be super to get her into some mellow BC! You should feel happy for your daughter! Who needs chairlifts anyways?
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    I almost went this route for my daughter, but this year her BSL is 250, and the Frischi Explores go down to 245, so I went that way. She doesn't seem to care about hiking up in her Dalbello's. Cool.

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    Nice little project! It's great you're getting her touring early.

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    How will atomics those ski cut in half? mebbe kinda like a fish style snowboard.

    And those are channel locks not vicegrips.

    Nice mod though.

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    Tell your daughter that she gets to not ride lifts anymore.
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    I wish I was touring at her age! How fun...hope to see you kids out there!
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    ill bet youll be kicking yourself when she outgrows that and fits into the one you just hacked down

    awesome work!

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    Thats so incredibly cool to be getting your kid out so young.
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    where'd you find a pair of pure kidz?
    For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was

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    Kick ass Kya! Hooked on the drug so early, you're in trouble!

    Edit 4 - BTW, that pin is called a roll pin and can be replaced at any DECENT hardware store if you break it.
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    That's awesome, sweet stokeage!

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    omg, arent the fat skis gonna be a little bit hard on her knees tho??

    I'm gonna have to figure out how the touring thinger goes when I,m done with park.

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    How has it worked out? What did you use for skins?

    I am thinking of getting my son hooked with a similar set up.

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    Salewa has them on their spring sale form...

    PM me if you want me to email that along to you.


    Quote Originally Posted by laseranimal View Post
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    where'd you find a pair of pure kidz?

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    Well done Kya!! I wish you were my dad...(any need for a 37 yo adoptive son? )

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    bump for parents like me...

    Owen's BSL is 223, so this looks like the best option for next winter unless the little nugget grows a bunch.

    I'd love to get him on tele gear, but there just isn't anything that small.

    and besides

    It's way more important that he have some sort of touring option. Shufling along in Alpine boots ain't gonna cut anymore. He's seen other folks AT gear and asked why he doesn't have it.

    anyone know how to get ahold of Kya for photos instead of red x's?

    Owen
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    ^^^duh^^^

    Lou

    of course
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    [ame="https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2208808"]how to make my XL diamirs XS's? (kids AT bindings) - Teton Gravity Research Forums[/ame]


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    thanks Dave
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    I finally pulled the trigger...

    Owen's new AT rig - chopped down Silvretta Pure Kidz binders on 97cm Head Mojo Jr skis - I had to cut 4cm off the rods to make them fit his boots (mondo 18.5 - BSL 227mm)





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    Alright Mike, wtf. Since you've moved out, you're getting all calificapussified. My friend's daughter just turned 5 and is skiing on 110 ish gotamas. What's up with that mount too? Trying to keep O'dog out of the park.

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    the kid hardly weighs 40 pounds yet - 110's were just too long - center mounted, they look really far back because of all the adjustment I still have
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    anyone have a pair of shortened silveretta pure or Diamir Experience? need something that fits a boot sole length of 249mm

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