|Snowboard bindings use the same 4×4 binding insert pattern as high quality, wood core skiboards but provide no lateral support, which is critical for skiboarding. What this kit does is convert your snowboard bindings into soft boot skiboard bindings that will work with any 4×4 insert equipped skiboards. You simply need to screw the provided snowboard wings onto your binding’s highback with the supplied machine screws. As long as the highback has openings in it, you are good to go without any drilling necessary, just a #3 Phillips screw driver is required. After attaching the wings to the highback you just attach the snowboard binding and supplied RVL8 “Portland” riser into the inserts in your 4×4 skiboards and you are ready to ride! No home tinkering or mechanical work required. If your highback has no openings, or if the opening is not large enough, you will need to drill two small 5/16″ holes in each highback to allow the attachment of the wings. Here is a video showing how to attach the RVL8 Wings to snowboard bindings without highback openings.|
|The screw-on RVL8 Wings and ratchet straps are bomber in quality and come with a 1 year warranty. The RVL8 “Portland” riser is a thing of simple lightweight beauty that provides a firm connection between board and binding. With the proper base binding and moderately stiff snowboard boots the whole set up will allow aggressive carving of skiboards with soft snowboard boots.
This conversion kit has been extensively tested by RVL8 staff and customers with a variety of snowboard bindings with great results. Note: how well the binding performs after conversion does depend on the stiffness of the binding so we do recommend using a stiff base binding with an aluminum heel cup.
Jack Jue Jr. –
I noticed that Greco has added the long
awaited RVL8 Snowboard binding conversion
kit to the store today.
I have had a lot of experience testing and
developing this kit and I think it is really
something the skiboard market has sorely
needed and kudos to Greco for bringing it to
market . What this kit allows is for someone
to convert essentially any snowboard binding
into a soft boot skiboard binding that will allow
that binding to be used on any 4×4 insert
equipped skiboard with standard soft
snowboard boots. The user simply needs to
bolt the wings onto the highback of any
snowboard binding with the supplied machine
screws. As long as the highback has
openings in it , you are good to go without
any drilling necessary and just a phillips
screw driver . The wings have a pre attached
rachet strap already supplied . After attaching
the wings to the highback you just attach the
snowboard binding with the supplied screws
through the holes in the riser into the inserts
in the skiboard and you are ready to ride ! No
home tinkering or mechanical work required .
Just a screwdriver . If your highback has no
openings and you have the rare snowboard
binding with a completely solid highback then
you will need to drill two small 1/4 inch holes
to allow the attachment of the wing .
I have used this conversion kit with a variety
of snowboard bindings and I have supplied a
previous post with details about the best
snowboard bindings to select .
How well the binding performs after
conversion does depend on the selection of a
proper base binding so I do recommend the
user consider carefully which snowboard
binding to convert.
I also recommend for best performance a
relatively stiff snowboard boot , 3/5 or 6/10 or
above stiffness on snowboard stiffness rating
The bolt on wings and rachet straps are
bomber in quality and durability . and stay on
rigidily despite crashes and extensive use .
The riser is a thing of simple lightweight
beauty that provides a firm connection
between board and binding . With the proper
base binding and proper moderately stiff to
stiff snowboard binding the whole set up will
be a high performance skiboard binding
allowing aggressive carving of skiboards with
snowboard boots .
Ps . Greco does supply the lightweight
"Missouri" riser designed by Bill here on the
forum by itself as well.
If you have a double winged binding such as
some of the cool Technine double scrub hook
bindings , you can then just buy the riser
alone and a pair of snowboard rachet straps
and drill and attach the straps to the wings of
the binding yourself to create a similar set up
at a lower cost .