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  1. #1
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    Hellbent touring plug removal

    How do you take the plugs out of the touring holes on hellbents? The K2 website says to use a flathead screwdriver but there isn't even a spot to use a flathead on the plugs. I tried getting it off with a butter knife but had no luck. Any ideas?

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    Ski them for a day at the resort, they will fall out on their own. Problem solved.
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    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

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    Hmm...I'm looking for a faster, more reliable solution.

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    Screwdriver up against the middle of the plug, then tap the screwdriver with a hammer.
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    A butter knife? Hit it with your purse

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    Shove it up your ass and cough. If that doesn't work, try your vagina.
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    There's a hole for the screw driver on the base layer side of the ski. If its not there, look harder.

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    Yeah, I've now gone at it with a flathead screwdriver, like the k2 site suggests, and a chisel.
    I'm thinking that it either screws out, pops out or just doesn't come out. There definitely is not a spot to twist with a flathead

    When I try twisting the part of the plug on the upside part of the ski, with pliers, the bottom part twists as well. So I'm pretty sure it doesnt screw off.

    I tried a chisel on the top part but it seems like the top part of the plug is just bending, so I'm thinking it doesn't pop either.

    This is the 2009 hellbent

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    Patronize your local ski shop before you hurt yourself.

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    I just looked at my sons. He has the black and red ones sometime around that year. I do not think they are touring plugs. Two are rivets that hold on the Hellbent name on the tips and on the tail the K2 logo. But if you want them off just ski them hard. He has ripped off one Hellbent and the other is hanging by a rivet.
    off your knees Louie

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexx View Post
    Yeah, I've now gone at it with a flathead screwdriver, like the k2 site suggests, and a chisel.
    I'm thinking that it either screws out, pops out or just doesn't come out. There definitely is not a spot to twist with a flathead

    When I try twisting the part of the plug on the upside part of the ski, with pliers, the bottom part twists as well. So I'm pretty sure it doesnt screw off.

    I tried a chisel on the top part but it seems like the top part of the plug is just bending, so I'm thinking it doesn't pop either.

    This is the 2009 hellbent
    You're trying to remove rivets that aren't meant to be removed.

    These are not the removable touring/skin attachment plugs that exist on the newer models.

    Wow.
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    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

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    When in doubt use more force:-)

    This thread is funny

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    can you drill out a bigger hole with a holesaw?

    man, if there was ever a time for one of those extra holes threads to pop up in GS, I know most were for binding holes, but maybe there are a few touring holes kicking around???
    ... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...

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    I have some touring holes I would be willing to part with; full disclosure, the holes are pretty beat up from a season of pounding, plus the holes are pink and wouldn't match your topsheets.

    Let me know if these work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socialist View Post
    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

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    Hey man, I have some unwanted rivet holes on my Seth's that I would be willing to trade... they were far too small for the skin I have been trying to put in, but it sounds like they may work well for you. PM me for details.

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    this is funny

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    This is great. I'm glad I kept reading before going out to look at my skis....

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    Fuck.... all those years in the back-county and now someone tells me I should have had a butter knife?
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    you just have to pound that hole harder son
    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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