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  • #648255
    bcrider
    4150 Posts
    #648256
    jgusa
    68 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    Fully update from Spark on the homepage today.

    http://www.splitboard.com/index.php/featured/news/293-update-from-spark-rad-breaking-news

    Gahhhh no Edison until 13/14. 🙁

    #648257
    NatasKaput
    40 Posts

    i smell a World Boards beta test day, aka shred geek confrence

    My love head wound and your free head wound
    Don't know but I even wanna try to be

    #648258
    burton
    329 Posts

    a new produkt need time… a upgrade ned a saision….
    the edision is more than a upgrade – respect for the spark s the make a perfect job.

    cheers markus

    #648259
    NatasKaput
    40 Posts

    @kitesurfa wrote:

    Wish K2 (or someone) would revive Clickers. They are still the lightest, fastest transitioning, and most releasable binding ever made. I LOVE my Blazes but if someone made these again, with an updated boot design, I would buy them in a heartbeat…

    i am embarrassed for you

    My love head wound and your free head wound
    Don't know but I even wanna try to be

    #648260
    Zude
    367 Posts

    K2 was a shimano binding that why it works so well ( they still make some of the nicest pedals out there). Get some old K2 clickers and mount the mech to a bomber plate. Then install some dynafit toe pieces for touring…. :doobie: My buddy still rides those boots and bindings and clicks into snow shoes for the hike 🙁

    #648261
    peacefrog
    376 Posts

    Just wanted to bump this thread. With the release of the release of the Tesla is the Edison officially dead or is the Telsa just an intermediate step?

    Thanks

    #648262
    iGBH
    10 Posts

    Dead.

    #648263
    lernr
    234 Posts

    Why is the Edison dead? Any hope of revival?

    (I like the Tesla a lot and ordered the baseplates, but the Edison seemed so cool!)

    #648264
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    The speculation is that the Edison Project was cancelled because Spark could not make the interface immune to the problems of icing. Their response was to go “back to the drawing board” and start over with the result being the new bindings they make now.
    It is very difficult to make a complex system like Edison, Karakoram, Phantom, and Burton’s interface as indifferent to icing as the Voile puck system, and Spark decided to keep their bindings super easy to operate in the field.
    Karakoram and Phantom interfaces both work great, but both do sometimes require a little bit of ice removal during transitions (typically a 15 second scraping does the job in bad conditions). Of course, there are benefits of these systems, Phantom, at least, allows for a more secure board interface than the Voile pucks ever did, and a more precise ride feel.

    #648265
    lernr
    234 Posts

    Got it – thanks for the details, Barrows.

    Hm, I could live with cleaning ice (here in PNW it’s not as cold anyway) for the other benefits – use on any board, easy angles, etc.

    My Tesla plates are already ordered through the local dealer, and I also am seriously considering Phantoms too – the question is which ones – Original, Alpha, Beta…

    My dream would be the ability to quickly switch between soft + hard boots on the same board. You asked for HB interface based on Edison this would be so awesome! with quiver killers for dynafit 🙂

    Cheers
    Ivo

    #648266
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    This years Phantoms are a substantial improvement over last years. Right now the Phantom “Pho” is still somewhat experimental, but the Alpha is totally ready for prime time…
    No need to switch from soft to hard boots, once you get a hard boot set up really dialed, you will never want to ride soft boots again 8)

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