Forums Bindings Spark R&D Spark Heel lock issues
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  • #783733
    LPowhuntr
    102 Posts

    Has anyone used the sparks heel locks the Magneto bindings?? For some reason mine cuased damage to the bottom of the binding base plate. Nothing crazy but it was to the point that I ended up removing them cause of it. Appears once these are installed they do work in locking down the bindings the damage is occurring when they are disengaged. I will post some pictures later on but it seems that when the lock is not engaged the bindings hit the metal when you are walking. Figure metal bracket and aluminum base hitting it, its no surprise its damaging the base of the bindings.

    #783779
    MHolmes
    190 Posts

    I had no luck with them. Hard to use. Had to keep the screw too tight to swing them or not tight enough and they would move on their own. I ended up breaking the little tabs that grab your binding by stepping on them repeatedly while touring. Spark advised me they were going to modify them and would send me a free pair, but that was in January and no word since…

    #783783
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    I’d love to help but I’d need to ski pics. I have a feeling you set something up wrong.

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    #783785
    LPowhuntr
    102 Posts

    #783786
    LPowhuntr
    102 Posts

    Minimal yes but this was 1 day use in the Tetons

    #783804
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    It looks like the Heel Locker slipped into lock-mode during the tour and you kept walking.
    It should look like this. . .

    . . . and your wear spots are exactly where they would be.

    Here’s a dorsal view of them in the locked down. . .

    Here’s a dorsal view of them open (flat touring)

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    If that’s too much hassle, try simply tightening the hex bolt in the locker washer. Or you could put green LockTite (the weakest stuff) on that bolt-washer interface to increase friction but not stop all movement.

    Good luck.

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