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Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« on: May 31, 2019, 03:05:53 PM »
Anybody try or using this?  Looks really efficient for those of us that need to break down their rig to fit in their cars.




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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 04:04:22 PM »
That doesn't really look like it will save much time at all! I can't believe anyone would go to the expense of patenting this

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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 04:25:11 PM »
So it just keeps bolts in place? I switch my bolts out for Phillips head #3's in M8 size and then put a little Teflon tape around the T nut and it stays in place or I shove some wax on each side of the T nut in the groove. The#3 Phillips head makes it way easier to tighten and loosen over the torque 40 and Allen key style heads.

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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 07:26:40 PM »
yea i am switching from a tuttle to tracks soon and wanted a quick method to install the mast.  i may try the teflon tape on the T nuts to see if they stay in place for quick installation.

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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2019, 08:56:43 PM »
My foil came with a T-handle style torx wrench.  The T would hit the mast if you tired to spin it. Hated it so I bought a torx wrench with a screwdriver style handle...easy and quick to spin on/off the bolts.

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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 10:02:33 PM »
Wow, that's pretty clever. i'm going to pick up a set. i wish they did something equally smart about 8mm tuttle bolts. Getting a M8 90mm stainless torx button head machine screw is not easy.
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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 06:00:59 AM »
The pivoting head for those guys who shim their foils may be the best part about this. Evening the T nut pressure inside the tracks is pretty smart.
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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 08:13:59 AM »
Did anyone else think that was Robby Naish talking in that video? No face was ever shown. Have to be neutral in the universally adapting business. Robby would patent it. 

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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2019, 08:46:15 AM »
Daum d Daum Daum?
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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2019, 09:47:38 AM »
Daum d Daum Daum?
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Hey!...had to go back, and re-listen...but now that you mention it...hmmm.  :D

I'll have to go snoop around his boards next time I see him, because...if you ever saw his coffee can full of rusted nuts, bolts, washers, screws, spacers, paperclips, bobby-pins and whatever other assorted "mounting hardware"...he'd be one of the last you'd expect to have those "purity" nuts & bolt on one of his (personal) boards. LOL!!  ;D ;D
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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2019, 11:59:10 AM »
thats not Dave D.  Similar but not him.  the demo board in the video was a slingshot, if that was Dave would have been one of his.

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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2019, 12:19:55 PM »
Very similar to Dave's voice but missing the SoCal voice cadence.  Also Dave's hardware can is a rusty mismatch of semi stripped out allen and phillip heads...:).  He swaps out setups so often, he give's zero f*cks.  Just hammers ways with the impact drill.  I swapped out my tuttle mount bolts for stainless steel hex heads long ago. 

This is definitely a very creative solution to track mounts.  The way they allow for shims and the bolts to line up is frick'in brilliant. 
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Re: Wizardhat Universal Hardware - anybody use this?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2019, 03:43:32 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, just ordered a couple sets of their plate shims.

I have 2 sets of their 8mm t nuts and love them, on one of my boards the tracks are longboard style tracks and the thicker t nuts wouldn't fit, I was able to quickly file their t nuts down in width to fit.
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