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    Wink Air Suspension...

    TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK
    TD3 Secondboard Kit + TD2 Suspension Kit
    Combine with TD2 Bindings. Tested for more than 20 days.
    Works very well on icy condition and chopped or for long hours of play (3-6 hours). I'm 200lbs and this combination reduced all the bumps significantly, easy on your feet...just like an air suspension (Quote from "Crucible" ).
    Replace Standard TD3 Second board Kit Centre Plate Screws with a longer SS Oval Head Phillips M6 x 25 and applied Non Permanent Loctite (Blue). If not applied screws loosen after 2-3 hours play.

    Tested on these boards:
    Glass - Donek GS170
    Semi Metal - O2 Proton GS172 & 178
    Metal - Prior WCRM 173Wide & 177, Coiler Metal PR179
    Plate - Vist (Prior Metal) & Hangl (Kessler)

    Will continue report with TD3SW combine.

    Cheers
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    Awesome! Bordy previously tried a similar thing stacking THREE suspension kits under a TD2 base. Sounds like it worked pretty well then too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nekdut View Post
    Awesome! Bordy previously tried a similar thing stacking THREE suspension kits under a TD2 base. Sounds like it worked pretty well then too!
    WOW, how does that TRIPLE stack go? No twisting on the centre plates? Must be really soft...

    RT

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    Wow. Nicely done, RT.

    How is the ride - for example, the flex, lateral movement, and so on?

    Best regards,
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    RT,
    Did you test this with the screws located in an off-center pattern on the disk? Do you think that might cause tweakage of the inserts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colintkemp View Post
    Wow. Nicely done, RT.
    How is the ride - for example, the flex, lateral movement, and so on?
    Best regards,
    Colin
    Thanks. I'm 200+lbs w/o gear, maybe 5% flex compare to TD3 Elast by it self, so for lighter rider might not make anydiff. With this combo is the comfort that I'm chasing for and the bonus since you ride comfortably over the cruds, ice, bumps, chops, your mind can concentrate on your riding. When switch back to TD3 Elast its like a plank hitting under yr boots everytime deck hits cruds. U'll be tad higher but no diff when ride/paddle.

    Quote Originally Posted by rjnakata View Post
    Did you test this with the screws located in an off-center pattern on the disk? Do you think that might cause tweakage of the inserts?
    No, I didn't and I won't. I even won't do it on TD2 Elast, I rather shorten/widen my stance. There was a discussion on BOL

    Hope this will help.
    RT
    TD3SW report coming this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarvingScooby View Post

    No, I didn't and I won't. I even won't do it on TD2 Elast, I rather shorten/widen my stance. There was a discussion on BOL
    This post seems to suggest that off center mounting is ok...no?

    http://www.bomberonline.com/vbulleti...td%2A+mounting
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjnakata View Post
    This post seems to suggest that off center mounting is ok...no?
    http://www.bomberonline.com/vbulleti...td%2A+mounting
    I have that topic for discussion for a deck that has factory defect on the screw holes gap. Not for me to use.

    This what I can do/did with screws in the centre config: http://www.bomberonline.com/vbulleti...62540#poststop Imagine if the binding was off-centre...

    I just wanna be safe,
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    Last edited by CarvingScooby; October 14th, 2010 at 01:42 AM.

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    test report...

    Did this with my 192 Tanker, finally got my first day of the season in today. It seems to soak up some of the stuff I would normally pick up on as I ride. The added height is a non-issue. Initially I am pleased with this. Long term testing continues...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Dahl View Post
    Did this with my 192 Tanker, finally got my first day of the season in today. It seems to soak up some of the stuff I would normally pick up on as I ride. The added height is a non-issue. Initially I am pleased with this. Long term testing continues...
    Thanks for the input, please check the centre plate screws before next day play or use blue "non permanent" loctite.

    NOTE:
    - This is my set up for all of my TD's, I'm pleased with the comfort given under my boots. It absorb almost all the impact from the surface.
    - Blueb did a test drive with the Tinkler 180 http://www.bomberonline.com/vbulleti...20300#poststop and he wasn`t pleased with the respond from the binding to the board. Mind u Blueb is an aggressive playa. Bro, wud u mind pitch- in...

    Thx,
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    RT,
    Sweet. It was you who recommended it to me last season?
    I think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMK View Post
    RT,
    Sweet. It was you who recommended it to me last season?
    I think so.
    Ahmm...

    RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarvingScooby View Post
    Ahmm...

    RT
    to late to roll your eyes. Damage is done.
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    Yeah, I didn't like it much on Tinkler. Keep in mind that it's a 17 wide board, and I rode it with angles above 60. Side to side play was way too much - delayed response and board having a bit of "own mind"...
    I'm pretty sure I would like it on angles below 50 and all-mountain type of ride.
    For ride on a plate, I'm thinking to ditch the TD3 elastomer too and ride just thin TD2...
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    Done!

    Blue loctite, check! At 50f/45r on the Tanker I really noticed no change in responsiveness...ymmv. Gonna run TD2 bases on the Donek plate, it already has a lot of stack height going into the game.
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    VP= Vist Plate; HP= Hangl Plate
    Paddle: Don't feel the hight diff on the VP but I do noticed on the HP.
    Riding: On HP after a few runs don't noticed the xtra hight.

    RT

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    What is it under the binding is it just like poly carbonate or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by !MaineCarver! View Post
    What is it under the binding is it just like poly carbonate or something?
    U mean under the TD3 Secondboard kit? If so is the TD2 Suspension Kit. Under the (Red) centre plate is the aluminum plate part of the suspension kit & under the TD3 elastomer is the TD2 Suspension Kit elastomer.

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    Oh okay thanks I was just wondering.
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    At the Bomber store I just went looking for the TD2 suspension kit and availability seems to be... well... suspended. Go figure!
    just getting from A to B

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    Of course, now you just buy the TD3 elastomer and TD3 center disk, or build a spacer for your TD2 center disk and you end up with the same, or a bit better thing then the TD2+suspension... Now for the "Air" thing, well, tough luck...
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    Yep, figured that would be the deal. So... how thick does the center disk spacer need to be?
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    4.5mm is what's in the original suspension kit.
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    Squishy

    I agree with BlueB on this one I think that there might be a lack of response from the board with this set up. I'm 220lbs and was riding a Schtubby with UPZ RTRs , grey tongues, and yellow elastomers under TD3s last year set at 65/60. This year I picked up an AM ride and switched the elastomers on the Schtubby to blues. IMO, for the one day i got on it this year, the board felt faster edge to edge, more responsive to small inputs, and even seemed to dig in harder.

    I personally didn't notice any extra beating with the stiffer elastomers, but then again I'm at the heavier end of the spectrum.

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    This is a bit off topic... but not much.

    I want a TD3 2nd board kit but don't want to pay for it. I've got extra TD2 cants. If I can get a pair of TD3 yellow rings and a pair of TD2 4 hole disks... all I have left to do is make the 4.5 mm spacers and viola... inexpensive! I'm guessing I'd probably need to get the rings from Fin... but I might be able to score some old TD2 disks over at the 'for sale' section. All I needed to know was the spacer thickness! Thanks BlueB

    OOPS.... no thanks BlueB.

    I guess I need to know the difference between the TD2 disk and TD3 disk (bottom flat to shoulder). Of course... maybe that delta is 4.5mm also.
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    I ride the TD3 elastomer with TD2 disk and TD2 suspension spacer. It works just fine. Maybe someone will measure the TD3 disk for you, to calm your engineering mind
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    Exclamation TD3 Centre Plate

    14 mm thickness

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    the anal retentive person that I am... for absolute certainty we are both thinking the same thing....
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    Good question

    I was just thinking the same thing...
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    about the dimension or me being anal?
    just getting from A to B

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