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  • #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.

    #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”

    #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.

    #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

    #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.

    #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.

    #643344
    phareyouwell
    45 Posts

    sounds like you need to grease those pigs! 😉

    #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?

    #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.

    #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.

    #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…

    #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!!

    #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?

    #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!

    #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

    #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.

    #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! 🙂

    #643355
    burton
    329 Posts

    Work Great :thumpsup:

    i had millling sliderpucks on my board

    more news in german wirten…

    http://www.wildschnee.de/

    Burton

    #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

    #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

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