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2016 North x ride pad and fins fitment question

Postby hybr1d » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:10 pm

1. Are North boards compatible with fins from other brands? Or is it North ONLY fitment? I have no possibility to check.

2. 2016 North x ride board has "channel" system for strap fitment, kind of similar to Burton snowboards.
Does that mean that all brands of straps would fit? Or ONLY vario and NTT straps would fit?
I am particularly asking if 2016 x-ride would be OK with Naish Apex staps or? Any thougts?
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Re: 2016 North x ride "channel" system fit any straps in the market?

Postby Dan-at-North » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:50 pm

As far as I'm aware they will work with about any strap/pad combo out there. The only thing you may need to consider is the screws... You'll need to use our track nuts (which should come with the finbox which is normally included with the deck) which are metric (I think M6 but could be wrong). Basically, if your screws don't thread just take the whole setup to the hardware store and you should be able to find something to make it work.

If anyone has experience that any straps/pads don't fit our track system please let me know.

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Re: 2016 North x ride "channel" system fit any straps in the market?

Postby hybr1d » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:40 am

Thanks Dan. Will try hexa bindings and see of they fit as well.

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Re: 2016 North x ride "channel" system fit any straps in the market?

Postby alexeyga » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:41 pm

You have 2 potential issues:
1)some pads/straps are only meant to be installed on boards with offset outer and inner holes (outer holes are a closer to the rear board's edge than the inner ones). Basically any pads/straps with slots instead of fixed holes should work just fine.
2)screws - make sure they are compatible with the North's sliding nuts

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Re: 2016 North x ride pad and fins fitment question

Postby hybr1d » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:28 pm

Thanks! Any comment on the fin fitment?

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Re: 2016 North x ride pad and fins fitment question

Postby Litsupplyco » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:14 am

hybr1d wrote:1. Are North boards compatible with fins from other brands? Or is it North ONLY fitment? I have no possibility to check.

2. 2016 North x ride board has "channel" system for strap fitment, kind of similar to Burton snowboards.
Does that mean that all brands of straps would fit? Or ONLY vario and NTT straps would fit?
I am particularly asking if 2016 x-ride would be OK with Naish Apex staps or? Any thougts?



You can use any fins with M6 screws.

SLINGHSHOT,GAASTRA,XENON,SWITCH,BRUNOTTI,SPLEENE,NORTH,CABRINHA,AIRUSH,CORE,SHINN,NOBILE are all on M6


M5 screws go with:

BEST,CARVED,BLANKFORCE,CRAZY FLY

Most popular size is M6 worldwide.

If you are looking for fins check this out.

https://litsupplyco.com/collections/all/fins


Fins should be shipping week 1 in October.

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Re: 2016 North x ride pad and fins fitment question

Postby hybr1d » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:11 am

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notice the yellow metal things inside the track system. Do they come with the board OR with the NTT/vario bindings?

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Re: 2016 North x ride pad and fins fitment question

Postby Dan-at-North » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:34 pm

Those are the track nuts. They come with the board, as do fins and fin screws.

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