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Drilling Flight Lite for Matrix

Post by Gaz » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:30 pm

I picked up a minted Flight Lite 100 the other day and the cubes are showing their age so I want to fit a set of matrix I have spare, anybody know if thats possible or will I damage the deck?

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Post by Ben » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:45 pm

some relevance - http://www.surfingdirt.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-450.html

the tip angle might be an issue..
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Post by indigo_wolf » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:08 pm

Gaz wrote:I picked up a minted Flight Lite 100 the other day and the cubes are showing their age so I want to fit a set of matrix I have spare, anybody know if thats possible or will I damage the deck?


Not up to speed on the Matrix drill pattern.... do you know if you will just need to drill the holes for the tension springs or the mounting holes too?

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Post by Gaz » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:48 am

Thanks Ben, some good info there. I am hoping I can keep the geometry pretty close to the GI setup in the hope that will help with the tip angle.

I will need to drill holes for the adjusters as well Sam but I was planning on using a threaded metal insert if the deck itself looks too weak.

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Post by Ben » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:37 am

i made this for matrix trucks a while back. might be helpful

[img][IMG]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c88/smeeb2000/A%20Mountainboard/bindingsdrillpattern1.png[/img][/IMG]
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Post by BgSurfer » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:47 pm

Pretty sure torsion bionics do not have a skate hole mounting pattern. If so you, will need to re-drill for the MBS matrix skate hole mounting pattern and tension screws. Drill so the matrix axles will be level with the lowest points of the deck, relative to the ground. Otherwise you will have to mount the Matrix in a reverse or flipped pattern relative to the way they are mounted on a MBS deck. If you have to re-drill, fill the old holes with epoxy laminating resin to strengthen the deck.

I re-drilled for and mounted torsion bionics on a new MBS Comp 90. I mounted the bionics flipped relative to their standard position on a GI deck. You can see the old skate hole pattern on the tips of the Comp 90 (first photo). Photos below:

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Standard Matrix mount on 35 degree tips

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Post by BgSurfer » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:57 pm

Pretty sure torsion bionics do not have a skate hole mounting pattern. If so you, will need to re-drill for the MBS matrix skate hole mounting pattern and tension screws. Drill so the matrix axles will be level with the lowest points of the deck, relative to the ground. Otherwise you will have to mount the Matrix in a reverse or flipped pattern relative to the way they are mounted on a MBS deck. If you have to re-drill, fill the old holes with epoxy laminating resin to strengthen the deck.

I re-drilled for and mounted torsion bionics on a new MBS Comp 90. I mounted the bionics flipped relative to their standard position on a GI deck. You can see the old skate hole pattern on the tips of the Comp 90 (first photo). Photos below:

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Standard Matrix mount on 35 degree tips

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Standard GI truck mount (spring bionics I think, but hole pattern is the same as torsion, minus spring adjustment holes) -- reverse of Matrix axle position:

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Post by BgSurfer » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:01 pm

Pretty sure torsion bionics do not have a skate hole mounting pattern. If so you, will need to re-drill for the MBS matrix skate hole mounting pattern and tension screws. Drill so the matrix axles will be level with the lowest points of the deck, relative to the ground. Otherwise you will have to mount the Matrix in a reverse or flipped pattern relative to the way they are mounted on a MBS deck. If you have to re-drill, fill the old holes with epoxy laminating resin to strengthen the deck.

I re-drilled for and mounted torsion bionics on a new MBS Comp 90. I mounted the bionics flipped relative to their standard position on a GI deck. Photo below:

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Image

Standard Matrix mount on 35 degree tips

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Post by BgSurfer » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:12 pm

[SIZE="3"]Flipped Bonics:[/SIZE]

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[SIZE="3"]Normal Bionics:[/SIZE]

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Post by BgSurfer » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:06 pm

[quote="BgSurfer"][SIZE="3"]Flipped Bonics:[/SIZE]

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[SIZE="3"]Normal Bionics --[/SIZE]Another view:

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[SIZE="3"]Standard Matrix mount:[/SIZE]

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Post by Gaz » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:41 pm

Thanks BG. I got the matrix mounted yesterday, I fitted them a little further down the tip than the bionics so the creases are level with the axle with the matrix mounted MBS way round. Just got to get some epoxy to fill the holes. Also knocked up a set of binding posts to fit a set of F4's without having to drill the deck. They aint pretty but they do the job and they were a Scotsmans favourite price.

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Post by Gaz » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:44 pm

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