Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Spark R&D introduces the BLAZE
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    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Spark R&D introduces their new splitboard binding, the BLAZE! :thatrocks:

    Check out the homepage or click here for the press release update.

    They’ve got a good Q&A page up on their blog too.
    http://www.sparkrandd.com/blog/

    #629009
    russman
    689 Posts

    I’m digging the heelcup and new highback!

    #629010
    nearls
    162 Posts

    Man that’s a flash lookin unit! Looks like they ditched some weight yet again. Haven’t had my Fuses long, they just don’t seem as cool now. Dang.

    #629011
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    @nearls wrote:

    Man that’s a flash lookin unit! Looks like they ditched some weight yet again. Haven’t had my Fuses long, they just don’t seem as cool now. Dang.

    I know what you mean. But I still love em.

    #629012
    Kyle Miller
    510 Posts

    Awesome! It sounds like a lot of the (very small) bugs from the Fuse have been fixed (esp., straps, highbacks, shaving weight..) MUCH STOKE, Will, for making an awesome product EVEN BETTER!

    I cracked up at this series of Q&A:

    Q: So, when will the Blaze be available?
    A: Mid-October 2010.

    Q: Does this mean that I am guaranteed a set of bindings on October 15?
    A: No. We will be manufacturing bindings through December, so they will of course not all be available at once. We anticipate people being antsy to get the new Blaze the moment they are available, which will inevitably create initial binding shortages. Please be a little patient, expect the traffic jam, and we promise, everyone will be able to get the bindings they need – just not all at once!

    Q: But I am going on a trip October 15…I MUST have them!
    A: Your best bet would be to contact a local dealer. They all know when their shipments are scheduled to arrive, and some are willing to take pre-payment in order to save a set for you.

    Unfortunately, I’d be willing to bet that this won’t be the last time Will addresses this issue…heh. Once again, very exciting news!

    #629013
    Wyomingsplit_ride
    663 Posts

    I am so excited about this new binding that I am going to stash the hardboot and binders in the closet for the season! Last season, I was amazed by the touring efficiency of the Fuse on the up, their weight, and of course that oh so surfy feel I have been missing for well over five years. Glad to be getting my hands on the Blaze this year for many days of nirvana! :rock:

    #629014
    Tap
    126 Posts

    no kidding. I’m making the move this year.

    #629015
    samh
    726 Posts

    A good sign of progress to see Spark moving to sourcing their bindings 100% from the ground up without having to rely on Mervin binder parts (although those were of super quality). Also amazing to see the new Blaze binders will save a 1/2 pound (!!!) of weight over the Fuse.

    Will and company have chosen an excellent name for the product also. The Blaze is a year-round patch of snow in the Spanish Peaks near Bozeman that allows us to get our stoke on in any month.

    http://www.thisisbozeman.com/detail/skiing-the-blaze-001/

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    #629016
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    ^^^ Interesting. When I saw Green as a colour option on the order form for the new Blaze binding I thought of something else :doobie:

    #629017
    samh
    726 Posts

    @treepilot wrote:

    ^^^ Interesting. When I saw Green as a colour option on the order form for the new Blaze binding I thought of something else :doobie:

    Aha! Perhaps you’re right though. I was just making an educated guess.

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