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Foil Attachments

Postby Vinda » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:11 pm

Is there a standard for foil bases to fit on boards? Are the four bolts the same dimensions?

I have a North Board and a North Sonar Foil. This has four screw holes in the board not the track. Will my foil fit on a board with the US track boxes?

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Re: Foil Attachments

Postby grigorib » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:17 pm

Most, Including US settled on 4xM8 90x165mm mount. Some aluminum foils have 90x140mm mount.
Tracks are usually positioned 90mm apart
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Re: Foil Attachments

Postby Vinda » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:18 pm

Mine has the 4xM8 90x165mm mount. Just hoping it will fit within the tracks of the US track boxes

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Re: Foil Attachments

Postby nixmatters » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:55 pm

Vinda wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:18 pm
Mine has the 4xM8 90x165mm mount. Just hoping it will fit within the tracks of the US track boxes
It will for sure! Been there done that ;)

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Re: Foil Attachments

Postby jaros » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:20 am

grigorib wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:17 pm
Most, Including US settled on 4xM8 90x165mm mount.
Is it 4xM8 or 4xM6?
I am seeing more of the 4xM6 arround. Which brands have M8? Thanks!

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Re: Foil Attachments

Postby grigorib » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:24 am

jaros wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:20 am
grigorib wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:17 pm
Most, Including US settled on 4xM8 90x165mm mount.
Is it 4xM8 or 4xM6?
I am seeing more of the 4xM6 arround. Which brands have M8? Thanks!
Every brand I know that uses tracks uses M8
I only saw M6 with T-nuts below used on Moses boards

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Re: Foil Attachments

Postby nixmatters » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:08 am

jaros wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:20 am
grigorib wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:17 pm
Most, Including US settled on 4xM8 90x165mm mount.
Is it 4xM8 or 4xM6?
I am seeing more of the 4xM6 arround. Which brands have M8? Thanks!
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Vinda
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Re: Foil Attachments

Postby Vinda » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:45 am

I guess I should have just looked on the North Site. I didn't think they would use both methods.

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Re: Foil Attachments

Postby jaros » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:31 am

grigorib wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:24 am
Every brand I know that uses tracks uses M8
I only saw M6 with T-nuts below used on Moses boards
That is interesting, i thought M6 was the standard for tracks, i guess I was wrong.
Gong is using M6 (https://www.gong-galaxy.com/en/product/ ... late-2018/)
Moses, Slingshot and many others - M8

Are there any cases, that show that 4xM6 is not enough? I am using M6 screws for many years, no problem. But I am riding strappless and not jumping...

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Re: Foil Attachments

Postby nixmatters » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:11 am

It looks like GONG M6 T-nuts are not designed to fit a US track box, but their own hipe ics plate.

Here is the first result I ran into on strength of M6 vs M8.
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