Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Spark Verts Viewing 20 posts - 21 through 40 (of 45 total) ← 1 2 3 → Author Posts October 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm #643338 phareyouwell 45 Posts Should add in response to @shredgnar that most of those times I imagine these being useful would be in combo with skinning since at least here in VT usually skin through a fair amount of lower angled terrain before getting to those really steep sections. October 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm #643339 PedroDelfuego 758 Posts @phareyouwell wrote: Seems like with the pucks instead of straps these should be fairly easy to fit in a pack, plus don’t have the weight of bindings on your back. You are correct! @phareyouwell wrote: The only disadvantage I am envisioning with the spark verts is that I could only use them with my splitboard since you need to have the split bindings. Originally they did come with a strap binding; but these are a special run for Spark R&D and not the “Original Verts” October 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm #643340 fitit 343 Posts Maybe you can order the spark Verts and add on the straps. Looks like the sparks plates come off with four bolts. I think the Verts decks are the same either way, maybe sparks used existing bolts for their mount. October 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm #643341 mar123 370 Posts just got some spark verts with the pucks…the pucks are too wide and the sparks will not slide on, anyone else have this issue? will have to dremel them down a bit October 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm #643342 Killclimbz 1165 Posts I would contact Spark about it. I’m sure they’d like to know. A slight change in manufacturing can have unintentional results. Plus, I’m sure they’ll get it fixed for you ASAP without you have to modify it. October 11, 2011 at 6:51 pm #643343 Monk151 185 Posts @mar123 wrote: just got some spark verts with the pucks…the pucks are too wide and the sparks will not slide on, anyone else have this issue? will have to dremel them down a bit I just took a pair out of the box and yes, at first they are REALLY snug. Like get the binding on about 1/4 of the way – no farther. But after a couple minutes of working the bindings off and on and little bit farther each time. Then loosening the phillips screws for the pucks from the underside and working the bindings off and on.. then screwing them back on, a little more off and on. And now they’re smooth – snug, not hulk snug, but pretty much a perfect fit. Maybe try a little of that? No dremel required. October 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm #643344 phareyouwell 45 Posts sounds like you need to grease those pigs! 😉 October 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm #643345 Rider11 24 Posts If you are splitting and have a pair of verts, the idea of kicking in your binding to climb a steep coulior is sketchy. Can potentially damage the toe strap or break a buckle. The added convenience is nice, but feel I would have more control with a smaller risk of damaging equipment with the Original Verts. I’ve heard great things about them, I don’t have a small, agile pair of snowshoes. Leaning towards the original Verts, would be nice in the Spring too, just right up something in my boots and a full board(non-split) Anyone rocking this setup? October 17, 2011 at 4:29 am #643346 Snowmoneil 131 Posts I am a huge fan of Verts… There are some days when i bring them and they don’t leave my pack. But then there are those tours where they are absolutely essential. Its either balls deep post hole’n or easy ascending with the Verts. You really have to pick and choose the right days when to bring them. Steep and deep pow couloirs here in utah are a perfect match for the verts. Who wants to ride back down a zig-zagging skin track down the chute you worked so hard to get up! Here’s a photo of my original verts, i have since bolted pucks on and it is great having no bindings on the backpack. I see no problem having the binding on the verts, in fact, the side-hilling and climbing in general seems way more stable and efficient then the flimsy straps the original verts use. October 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm #643347 Rider11 24 Posts Thanks for the input. If that is the case it looks like the new Verts with the pucks will be the most versatile and logical. Only downside would be to use them as regular snowshoes or to bring a full solid board on some adventures. October 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm #643348 rughty 620 Posts I am a little concerned about breaking straps, but the conditions I would choose to use them in wouldn’t require much kicking and pow is pretty forgiving in the steep chutes. Rider11: I love my split bindings and would rather use them instead of resort bindings. That being said…you could mount pucks on your solid… November 5, 2011 at 4:23 am #643349 mar123 370 Posts so upon further investigation I tried to slide the other(left) Spark binding on and it fit perfect on both Verts…The right Spark binding does not fit, not even close, will have to grind pucks down to get it to fit….looks like the right spark binding has a narrower track then the left!! November 5, 2011 at 4:33 am #643350 fitit 343 Posts Your bindings fit your board pucks right? Your should let spark or betts know! You shouldn’t have to do that. Is the spark puck bolted to the vert deck? November 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm #643351 mar123 370 Posts I had to grind down the voile pucks on my splitboard…at the time I thought it was the voile pucks that were off and not the bindings…I might be contacting spark soon…although if I get new bindings I will have to replace all the pucks as well, doh! November 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm #643352 fitit 343 Posts Sounds like the bindings are the issue. Are those baseplates folded, cast or machined? You should let spark know. The variance in those plastic parts should be very minimal November 28, 2011 at 7:27 am #643353 fitit 343 Posts There was a video on Spark Bindings at a tradeshow? where they showed the Verts interface with the Spark bindings, but I cannot find it. It is only a 10 second piece within the video. I did find this one/ – see minute 1:38this one, but it does not show the sliding action. December 1, 2011 at 9:25 am #643354 jimw 1420 Posts I’ve been singing the praises of Verts for well over 10 years now. I’ve beat the crap out of them and they’re still going strong. I take them on probably almost half of my split tours. People who knock ’em… just haven’t tried them in the conditions they are made for. For the rest of us, they are like a secret pow weapon. They also work surprisingly well in many other conditions. I’ve used them in places where you would think only crampons would work (not necessarily recommended, just sayin’ they work). Just picked up a pair of the Spark ones. Glad to see them finally back in production and looking forward to trying them with a binding. Tried doing that myself years ago, and back then the binding weight was so much higher, it felt like having a bucket of cement on each foot. Should be better now. I can see the concern about possible binding damage, will have to see how that goes. Oh yeah… turns out Verts also work great on giant pumice hills! 🙂 December 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm #643355 burton 329 Posts Work Great :thumpsup: i had millling sliderpucks on my board more news in german wirten… http://www.wildschnee.de/ Burton December 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm #643356 lernr 233 Posts Are the Spark Verts very different from the other Verts? I have a set of the yellow-strap Verts, and may find some left over Voille gray pucks (not sure if and where I kept them). Is it worth the effort to dig out the pucks to try to fit on the original Verts? Or am I better off just selling the original and getting the Spark Verts? Thank you Ivo December 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm #643357 burton 329 Posts the injecton mould is the same – only the slider pucks from will are new…. a splitboard.com member build verts with the old voile gree pucks… search for the report on the homepage. markus Viewing 20 posts - 21 through 40 (of 45 total) ← 1 2 3 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.