Forums Bindings Spark R&D New Spark Binders at the OR Show
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  • #665298
    klo8
    12 Posts

    Does anybody know, wil there, by any chance be a possibility to upgrade old Burner/Blaze to a new Tesla system? If yes, THAT would be a great news :rock:

    #665299
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    Yes, there will be conversion kits. I have not seen a price.

    #665300
    klo8
    12 Posts

    Hmm, cool. But, it surely won’t cheap, since the conversion kit should include a whole new baseplate (or is there any way of turning old Blaze plate into Magneto one?)

    #665301
    walove
    65 Posts

    @klo8 wrote:

    Hmm, cool. But, it surely won’t cheap

    this is splitboarding cheap is relative.

    #665302
    FaDe
    83 Posts

    @jimw wrote:

    People sure seem to love to hate Burton.

    Speaking of which, it’s interesting how many features these new bindings have (and Karakoram and Edison) that were present in some form or another in the original ill-fated Burton interface system. Heel lift was integrated into the baseplate, and it worked great with their crampons. No pins. Camming action to lock both board halves together. Pretty easy stance angle adjustment without changing stance width. It was a little too early for its time though (meaning tons of issues in the field)…

    EXACTLY!
    It’s nice to see that someone (Will) finally appreciates the great ideas that have been incorporated into the Burton S-Series system, and transforms them into a new binding system.
    Integrated heel lifters that push the crampons into the snow in each setting, on-the-fly easy to install crampons, pinless system. Those are the things I love about the Burton system.
    How tight and rigid the Burton’s clamp system holds the two board halves together in ride mode is still not overcome by any of today’s systems. :doobie:

    BTW: Has anyone noticed that Sabretooth – the Tesla crampons will be Dynafit compatible? 😉

    #665303
    provotrout
    130 Posts

    @fade wrote:

    BTW: Has anyone noticed that Sabretooth – the Tesla crampons will be Dynafit compatible? 😉

    Interesting point, from the video I watched that seems likely. You know that for sure?

    Kind of a tangent, I’m guessing the crampons are a must have on the volcanoes and possibly the coastals. Does that bear out with the people on here?

    #665304
    JAndersB
    4 Posts

    Spark informed that max stance angle is appr 43 degrees with Burton channels.

    #665305
    FaDe
    83 Posts

    @provotrout wrote:

    Interesting point, from the video I watched that seems likely. You know that for sure?

    I don’t know that for sure, but if you look the Spark R&D 2013/14 catalog, the mounting pivot on the Sabretooth looks exactly the same as on a Dynafit crampon.
    And as Will is making Dynafit toe piece adapters and sells Dynafit toe pieces for splitboards, I assume that when he makes something new, he makes it useful and versatile applicable. 😉

    #665306
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    I emailed Will @ Spark and he said the conversion kits will be $250 for the Magneto (milled out baseplate ala Blaze) and $270 for the Afterburner (solid baseplate ala Burner). You will be getting touring brackets, heel risers and such with the kit. Still not cheap. Not sure why the one with the added milling will cost less than the solid plate.

    #665307
    burton
    329 Posts

    @ FaDe

    I don’t know that for sure, but if you look the Spark R&D 2013/14 catalog, the mounting pivot on the Sabretooth looks exactly the same as on a Dynafit crampon.
    And as Will is making Dynafit toe piece adapters and sells Dynafit toe pieces for splitboards, I assume that when he makes something new, he makes it useful and versatile applicable.

    no not the same, some diameter are difrent. the bolt Q and the open wide.
    the picture shows the orginal dynafit crampon, and the tourinbracket from the new spark system.

    bURTON

    #665308
    klo8
    12 Posts

    There wil really be an upgrade, but what would be the cost in Europe? 250 Eur? And the whole set? 500? 600 Eur?

    #665309
    Reindeer mtn
    64 Posts

    Hey don’t know if this has already been shared? Legend Dave Downing using the Burton with Spark Magneto bindings shredding some pow:

    #665310
    enjoy the ride
    22 Posts

    I just checked the thread superficially, but I want to give an anser to the question with the angle.
    With the new Burton system combined with the Spark Tesla you have a maximum angle of 30 degree.
    If you want to see how is the first setup of the system, you can do it here: http://www.splitboarding.eu/en/splitboard-news/first-impression-freebird-2014-spark-rd-magneto-binding

    #665311
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    Don’t know why I didn’t see this before, apologize if it is already posted.

    www.vimeo.com/60717962

    #665312
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    What kind of poles is Dave Downing using in that Video? I need a set of those

    #665313
    wjb
    163 Posts

    The BD compactors? I had a set when we were at Greenstone earlier this year. I am mostly happy with them. The button on one jammed up and wouldn’t deploy without a lot of fiddling. BD replaced it so we will see. I got them cheap on the Clymb and they were way better than my old ones.

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