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 Post subject: Re: highback forward lean whilst skinning- your opinion
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:10 pm 
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The highback adjuster on this binding.

That's the cube

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 Post subject: Re: highback forward lean whilst skinning- your opinion
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:30 pm 
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Thats the simpliest best thing ive seen.
Hmm now i wanna mod the burners :?


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 Post subject: Re: highback forward lean whilst skinning- your opinion
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Unfortunately, few bindings allow for negative lean angles (Spark and Karakoram do, a little) which can help touring efficiency. Additionally, even with the cuff of the boot loose, I am not aware of any soft boots which will really allow one to bend their ankle back. If one never tours on flat approaches this is a non-issue, but for tours with flat approaches or exits of any significant distance being able to bend the ankle backwards extends the stride and can make skinning way more efficient.
The lightweight AT boots are made for this, and boots like the TLT5, Scarpa F series, and Rush, allow for significant rearward flex in tour mode: if your tours feature significant amounts of flat terrain, one can get a lot more efficiency out of such a set up.

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 Post subject: Re: highback forward lean whilst skinning- your opinion
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:29 pm 
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I too love the old sparks cube! Set it all the way back while skinning and all the way forward for riding.
Usually when I start a tour I am skinning on flats... I start with my boots loose and my ankle has plenty of "slop"
With the highback back as far as it goes and my boots loose, I feel I skin very efficiently (in the flats)... Now If I encounter
any steep, sketchy skinning situation or If I have to put MR Chomps on, I will tighten up my boots.

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 Post subject: Re: highback forward lean whilst skinning- your opinion
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Yeah, I miss the cube. Simple solution. Anyone know if Bent Metal HB's will still fit on the Sparks heelcup?


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 Post subject: Re: highback forward lean whilst skinning- your opinion
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:07 am 
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I have them on my Fuses now.
They dont quite line up on the newer ones, but you might be able to make them fit with some bending and drilling or shims.
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No cubes or highback parts on mine, I have those extra parts in a box somewhere.

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