K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by lux » Wed, 09 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Hi People.

I just bought a set of K2 Clicker BLT bindings for use on my Burton Alp 6.3
which has Burtons 3D hole pattern.

I tried mounting the bindings on my board, but experienced difficulty
because the binding disk hole pattern does not fit the 3D pattern the way I
expected.

The center disk for the Burton Performance plates that I removed from the
board had three slots about 2" long. One aligned the slots so that they
were running along the center line of the board, picked 3 holes that
appeared in the slots and put in the screws.   The slot length, together
with the number of holes allowed many, many mounting positions anywhere
within about a 6 inch range, front to back.  The disks on the performance
plates did not allow the binding to be adjusted from side to side.

I expected the K2 Clickers to mount in a similar manner; MINE DO NOT.

The K2 Clickers that I bought have an assortment of slots, but none that
match the spacing of the 3D hole pattern, when the slots are placed so that
they run lengthwise to the board. (The two outside slots of the hole
pattern are too narrow by about 2mm.)

The K2 Clickers will fit, however, if I turn the center disk so that the
slots run perpendicular to the length of the board. This allows only 4
mounting positions, however, none exactly on the "centermark" for the
board.  In two of the positions, the binding is adjustable side to side on
the board. Ironically when the center disk is mounted this way, it uses 4
screws and not three, due to the way the hole pattern lines up.

I am quite dissappointed with how this binding mounts on my board.

I also question how I will mount canting plates beneath the binding, should
I chose to do so.

Questions:

1) Is there a special 3D hole pattern disk available for K2 Clickers ?

2) Am I missing something or are other people experiencing the same problem
?

Kim Lux

 
 
 

K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by og » Wed, 09 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> The K2 Clickers will fit, however, if I turn the center disk so that the
> slots run perpendicular to the length of the board.

This is the only way the Clickers work.  Beats strapping!  

steve (use Clickers on my Terje 56 and love it)

 
 
 

K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by Glenn Sakamo » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> > The K2 Clickers will fit, however, if I turn the center disk so that the
> > slots run perpendicular to the length of the board.

> This is the only way the Clickers work.  Beats strapping!  

> steve (use Clickers on my Terje 56 and love it)

Haven't had any problems on the Custom 55. I love the Clickers!

Glenn

 
 
 

K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by John F. Machting » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00

: I tried mounting the bindings on my board, but experienced difficulty
: because the binding disk hole pattern does not fit the 3D pattern the way I
: expected.

        When I looked at the Clickers there appeared to be three round
***holes in the disk in addition to the slots.  They seemed to be
designed so that if one or two holes were positioned over a 3D hole, the
slots would line up with the other one or two 3D holes.  But then the
binding could not be offset right or left to center your boot on the board.

        Is this correct?  Is there a way to use Clickers on a Burton
board (my new Supermodel, for example), and still be able to offset the disk?

        Thanks for any info.

        John

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K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by Jason Ro » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00

: Hi People.
:
: I just bought a set of K2 Clicker BLT bindings for use on my Burton Alp 6.3
: which has Burtons 3D hole pattern.
:
: The center disk for the Burton Performance plates that I removed from the
: board had three slots about 2" long. One aligned the slots so that they

There's a difference (small) between the discs used in Burton's plate
bindings and their other bindings.  The disc for the plate bindings is set
up so that the slots will run the length of the board, while the other
bindings have the slots running across the board.  My reasoning is that
this is done because with softboots you have to worry about toe and heel
overhang so the discs are designed to let you move your foot across the
board.  With hardboots, if you have overhang you just crank up the stance
angles, so making the slots run the length of the board lets you adjust
your stance width easily.  (my first hand info from a Burton Custom 55
with custom freestyle bindings and a Prime 5.7 with performance plates).

I'm not sure if Burton makes a cant plate that goes from 3D on the board
to 4X4 on the bindings, but it's a possibility.

Jason

 
 
 

K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by lux » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Are the slots on your clicker aligned with the length of the board or are
they perpendicular to it ?

Kim Lux



Quote:

> > > The K2 Clickers will fit, however, if I turn the center disk so that
the
> > > slots run perpendicular to the length of the board.

> > This is the only way the Clickers work.  Beats strapping!  

> > steve (use Clickers on my Terje 56 and love it)

> Haven't had any problems on the Custom 55. I love the Clickers!

> Glenn

 
 
 

K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by lux » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00

My clicker bindings have two mounting positions on my Alp 6.3 that allow
moving the binding side to side on the board.  These positions are quite
far ahead or quite far behind (about 2" either way) from the "center mark"
for the group of holes.

Kim Lux



Quote:

> : I tried mounting the bindings on my board, but experienced difficulty
> : because the binding disk hole pattern does not fit the 3D pattern the
way I
> : expected.

>    When I looked at the Clickers there appeared to be three round
>***holes in the disk in addition to the slots.  They seemed to be
> designed so that if one or two holes were positioned over a 3D hole, the
> slots would line up with the other one or two 3D holes.  But then the
> binding could not be offset right or left to center your boot on the
board.

>    Is this correct?  Is there a way to use Clickers on a Burton
> board (my new Supermodel, for example), and still be able to offset the
disk?

>    Thanks for any info.

>    John

> --

> __________________________________________________________________

> __________________________________________________________________

 
 
 

K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by fattra » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Skip the clickers and use Switch autolock. They fit Burton and all other
hole patterns real well.

 
 
 

K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by slinkst » Fri, 11 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I just bought a set of K2 Clicker BLT bindings for use on my Burton Alp 6.3
>which has Burtons 3D hole pattern.

Hmm... Clickers on an Alp... Hmm...

Quote:
>The K2 Clickers that I bought have an assortment of slots, but none that
>match the spacing of the 3D hole pattern, when the slots are placed so that
>they run lengthwise to the board. (The two outside slots of the hole
>pattern are too narrow by about 2mm.)

>The K2 Clickers will fit, however, if I turn the center disk so that the
>slots run perpendicular to the length of the board. This allows only 4
>mounting positions, however, none exactly on the "centermark" for the
>board.  In two of the positions, the binding is adjustable side to side on
>the board. Ironically when the center disk is mounted this way, it uses 4
>screws and not three, due to the way the hole pattern lines up.

The first-generation Clickers could only be mounted to a Burton board in
the manner you describe. But the newer ones are supposedly fully 3D
compatible. The Clickers you bought weren't on close-out, were they? I
think you may have wound up with first-generation ones.

Quote:
>I also question how I will mount canting plates beneath the binding, should
>I chose to do so.

I doubt it'll work.

Good luck! If I were you, I'd take the bindings back to the dealer where
you got them and see if they'll exchange them for the newer ones that are
3D compatible. Or better yet, just return them, along with the boots, and
buy yourself a pair of Burton step-in plates and a pair of comfortable
hardboots (Burton Boilers or something similar). You'll get much better
performance out of an Alp with a hardboot setup anyway.

--mark

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mark bock

 
 
 

K2 Clicker Bindings don't work (well) with 3D Burton hole pattern ?

Post by og » Sat, 12 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> But the newer ones are supposedly fully 3D
> compatible. The Clickers you bought weren't on close-out, were they? I
> think you may have wound up with first-generation ones.

Not true.  First gen were not compatible at all.  New ones are only
compatible in one position as stated earlier in this thread.  

Quote:
> buy yourself a pair of Burton step-in plates and a pair of comfortable
> hardboots (Burton Boilers or something similar). You'll get much >better
> performance out of an Alp with a hardboot setup anyway.

True, if you want "performance" but if you're just looking to have some
fun I'd stick with Clickers.  I've tried both and prefer Clickers.    

Steve
95 Alp 56
97 Burton Balance 56
96 Hyperlite 53
98 Airwalk Format (waitng for delivery)
Clickers on all of them.