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Post by belac » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:19 am

over the last couple of weeks a new a inventivly satisfying term seems to have cropped up on surfing dirt; frankenboarding - the personalisation and bastardising of perfectly good mountainboards.
theres not that many parts on a mountainboard, but people seem to find ingienious ways of customising and improving on existing components, and especislly the tech heads that find themselfs on here. thought we should have a dedicated thread for these mountainboard mcguiverisms. try to keep the responces to existing things you've come up with, and as ever 'photo or it never happened'.

burton ratchets:

i know a few others who've mentioned they do this, but i stumbled onto it out of necesity when i broke my last set of mountainboard ratchets. these are burton generic ones and the reason i recomend them is they don't jam like normal atb ones do, don't have that fiddely little button, and are just a hell of alot eaesier to use even with clunky gloves on.

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Post by leapb4ulook » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:35 am

belac wrote:burton ratchets
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I use the exact same ones.
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Post by Roger knockhill » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:37 pm

me too and theyve been good for 3 years so far:o

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Modified Pro FX Heelstraps/Modified GI Freestyle Bindings

Post by nick34090 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:16 pm

I had some old gi freestyle bindings that i've been experimenting with and today i decided to take them apart. i took the camlock from my pro fx heel straps and put that on my gi freestyles (since i practically never change the tightness). after that i took the ratchets that were on the freestyles and put those on my heel straps. so far it seems to b holding up pretty well. i dnt have wheels on my board right now but i strapped in in my room and jumped around a little bit. they arent at all shaky and rattly like i anticipated. the ratchets were very easy to put on but if u want it to b a perfect fit u will have to drill or cut through the heel strap (the ratchet is long than the camlock therefore it takes up more space on the heel strap) to make sure the ratchet doesnt hang off the side. this rly shouldnt be a problem as long as u crank the screw down tight.

click here to see the photo of the camlock on the freestyle binding.
click here to see the photo of the ratchet on the heel straps

:cool::):cool::):cool:
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Post by Jimmy Chaos » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:18 pm

Burton straps used as heals

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Core 95 deck, GI spring trucks, Tri spokes ,primo strikers, Burton bindings minus the high backs

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Post by nick34090 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:21 pm

the heels in the first pic look rly comfy. im betting they never slip off.
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Post by Dunstan » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:57 pm

I use those burton ratchets too! Lurvely things, didn't realise how much I missed em until I had to borrow stu lugger's board for my last freestyle run at hales when I broke a truck, and literally got stuck in his bindings afterwards!

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Post by Jimmy Chaos » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:16 pm

nick34090 wrote:the heels in the first pic look rly comfy. im betting they never slip off.


They are comfy and I've had them fail or slip off.
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Post by nick34090 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:49 pm

they look so big like they would always stay on.
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Post by stylezofnz » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:56 pm

nick34090 wrote:I had some old gi freestyle bindings that i've been experimenting with and today i decided to take them apart. i took the camlock from my pro fx heel straps and put that on my gi freestyles (since i practically never change the tightness). after that i took the ratchets that were on the freestyles and put those on my heel straps. so far it seems to b holding up pretty well. i dnt have wheels on my board right now but i strapped in in my room and jumped around a little bit. they arent at all shaky and rattly like i anticipated. the ratchets were very easy to put on but if u want it to b a perfect fit u will have to drill or cut through the heel strap (the ratchet is long than the camlock therefore it takes up more space on the heel strap) to make sure the ratchet doesnt hang off the side. this rly shouldnt be a problem as long as u crank the screw down tight.

click here to see the photo of the camlock on the freestyle binding.
click here to see the photo of the ratchet on the heel straps

:cool::):cool::):cool:


I've been seriously considering doing this, I think it makes more sense to run a camlock on the binding and a ratchet on the heel as the heel is the part that holds you in when using a binding/heel set up.

Franken boarding rocks.
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Post by nick34090 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:05 pm

stylezofnz wrote:I've been seriously considering doing this, I think it makes more sense to run a camlock on the binding and a ratchet on the heel as the heel is the part that holds you in when using a binding/heel set up.

Franken boarding rocks.

exactly. with my current set up i have ratchets on both but im kind of an adjustaholic when it comes to my bindings so i gotta have em. do u have the same heelstraps as i do? cuz if u do then just trade ratchet from ur bindings for the camlock on ur heels. takes about 5 or 10 minutes.

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is definitely awesome
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Post by Kari-gnar » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:34 am

My first board! A Frankenboard that I bought off Damn Close! So happy that I can join the Franken-community so early in my boarding career (haha). Here are some pics!

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Post by Ian@KentATB » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:28 pm

is a frankenboard a custom set up ? / A board made of all the components you want ?

I think i might own one
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Post by Ian@KentATB » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:39 pm

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trucks - Axle scrub boost lite - top truck mbs matrix - springless set up
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wheels manhick 5 spoke - tyres mbs t1 / primo alpha lite
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Post by nick34090 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:37 pm

KentATB wrote:is a frankenboard a custom set up ? / A board made of all the components you want ?

I think i might own one

i think of a frankenboard as anything that isnt all from one complete set-up but u liked it so u put it on there. whether that requires hours of modification or no effort at all.
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Post by belac » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:14 pm

"The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful." wikepedia.

i think the the practise of frankenboarding must refer to the practise of mutilation and butchery that rebirths your boardparts anew as a hideous yet awesome monster of gnar. something that might utterly horrify the cool kids at the mounainboard comp and cause angry mobs to storm your tent with pithforks and flaming torches. a frankenboard has lost the beauty, but mastered the function. has been genetically enhanced and taken a few to many roids:p

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i've posted this one elsewhere on here before, but i think it suits the idea of board butchery quite wel, so here it is again. original idea from casey, one of the denver riders on here who likes to get creative in the lab, cheers:cool:

normal GI conflict, just moved the trucks back a hole length and redrilled them nearer to the feet, and choped off the reultsant kicktails. completly changes the whole ride of the deck, very stiff, more spinny and easy to oli, easy to manual, much more ground clerence and absoloutly no bottoming out. both versions are sexy in their own respect, the regular conflict is awesome for speed, carving and genral freeride, and the monster is pure sex for jibbing on my back garden course. if i could change anything it would be to flip the bionics round to get it back a little closer to the ground, but that would make it lame for the grindboxes i have.

i like to see some of jimmys creations in this gallery of bodgit boards;)

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Post by nick34090 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:24 pm

belac wrote:a frankenboard has lost the beauty, but mastered the function.

poetry
Redwall wrote:I have the balance of a new-born giraffe after a pint of tequila. I always end up on my ass when sliding.

belac wrote:mountainboarding is like sex, you can listen to other peoples theorys and techniques all day long, but its no substitute for getting out and riding it yourself.

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Post by stylezofnz » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:19 am

KentATB wrote:wheels manhick 5 spoke


Have you counted them lately?

belac wrote:i think the the practise of frankenboarding must refer to the practise of mutilation and butchery that rebirths your boardparts anew as a hideous yet awesome monster of gnar. something that might utterly horrify the cool kids at the mounainboard comp and cause angry mobs to storm your tent with pithforks and flaming torches. a frankenboard has lost the beauty, but mastered the function. has been genetically enhanced and taken a few to many roids:p


I'd like to agree on most except disagree slightly. I don't think it has to have "lost the beauty". Some things like the burton ratchets actually look sexier than the factory fitted parts and I think we may find this is quite often the case. Although i vote your shortened conflict be the face to the name :p

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Post by fenboy » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:55 am

MBS comp 16 with Revo trucks

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Post by Mutley » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:00 am

KentATB wrote:is a frankenboard a custom set up ? / A board made of all the components you want ?

I think i might own one


If thats the case my comp 90 was a frankenboard. It was mostly MBS but I put it all together from bits. It had upgraded silver Vectors from the standard to the black titainium models with red Twistars and red Alpha lites to match the 09 Comp 90 flames. I was going to swap the grip tape for red and yellow and the valve caps for red ones but I could never bring myself to ask Etchy for the bits.. :(

It's now no longer in my possesion but I get photo updates from its adoptive parent (KAZ) :DImage
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