Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Tip/tail clips upgrade – Spark vs Karakoram
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    HotSnowball
    8 Posts

    I am planning to upgrade the tip and tail clips on my Carbon Solution. Looking at both the new Spark R&D Tip & Tail Clips as well as the new Karakoram Tip Locks.
    Any experiences or thoughts on either one (or both)?

    #829931
    rughty
    620 Posts

    love the spark tip/tail clips. had lots of icing with my rear voile clip but my front Spark clip worked flawlessly. Great design.

    #829957
    russman
    689 Posts

    I work at Karakoram, so take what I say knowing that I’m a part of the team that developed the TipLock.

    The TipLocks are amazing. They actively clamp the tip/tail of your splitboard together with a significant amount of force. When used in unison with the Ultraclips, the entire splitboard is extremely tight, and absolutely rattle free. The thing that makes our TipLocks better, is purely this ability to actively join together the two halves of your board. You really do notice the increased stiffness, particularly when charging out the bottom of a line in open throttle position, only to smash into avi debris under a few inches of powder. The tip of your board simply behaves like a solid board: There’s no blowing out of the tip clip, ever.

    Just my 2 cents. -Russman

    #830309
    powderjunkie
    1665 Posts

    the tiplocks look sick. Just bought a Jones board and was hoping they would be on the board.

    I’m assuming they are currently only aftermarket.

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