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 Post subject: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:12 pm 
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just wondering if any weight-savings freaks out there have taken to drilling/milling out the Spark baseplates for some LightRail type of steez...

would love to see pics of any who have...


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:39 pm 
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ShredLife wrote:
just wondering if any weight-savings freaks out there have taken to drilling/milling out the Spark baseplates for some LightRail type of steez...

would love to see pics of any who have...

There are these
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http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=10805&p=78788&hilit=Bridger+Spark#p78788

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:50 pm 
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:thumbsup: now that's what i'm talkin bout.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:00 pm 
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ooh crap - i just realized that the blaze already IS milled out :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:19 pm 
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i just wanted to bump this thread - i know someone else has to have done this.... mostly just curious about snow and icing in the holes....

show em if ya got em!


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:13 pm 
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+1

Got a 2012 model Blaze real cheap, but I like the idea of the newer Blazes and was curious if the holes also helped the base beeing less slippery. Anyone using thethe 2013 model with some feedback?

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:42 pm 
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My bindings from two years ago
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 Post subject: Re: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:46 pm 
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YES! beautiful. hows the icing with those - doesn't look like it'd really be an issue with that size hole... i'm thinking of doing something like that with some larger holes in addition to the smaller ones.

those look great tho.


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We don't get super cold temps so a quick tap in the boots and they're clean!

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:05 am 
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You said you did this two years ago - how have these held up over time? Any issues?
Do you happen to have a .pdf of the hole pattern you used to do the drilling?

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Baseplate Mods?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:16 am 
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i haven't pulled the trigger on the drill-press switch yet - i too have been wondering about how i would do layout.... i was thinking of doing two different sizes of holes too..

did you use a step-drill bit?


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