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 Post subject: Spark R&D split specific strap binding: generation two
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:22 am 
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Hey everyone out there,
I've been riding generation two for a while, I finally got around to updating my website so check it out: http://www.sparkrandd.com. I'm super stoked on this design, the stiffness, light weight and low ride of this binding really improves the touring and the ride.

The news in brief:
Beefed up toe pivot
Gap between binding and board eliminated
Restyled around Ride bindings, will be offered as aftermarket baseplate
I quit my dayjob, now it's spark r&d full time!
I moved in to a 1600 sq ft shop and office in the heart of Bozeman
4 axis cnc milling machine will be here in two weeks
t-shirts and hoodies
my stickers should finally be here today, remember to send me your physical address if you want some, and to join the mailing list

Thanks!
Will

p.s. Sorry to those of you who've emailed that I haven't gotten back to yet, it's been pretty crazy around here. Constructive input/feedback is greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:35 am 
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Congratulations and best of luck. Way to go after it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:45 am 
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Wow, that is great news.

Looking forward to using the product.


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Very sweet! Congrats!

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What an awesome story so far. Its so cool reading about this kind of vibe. Very stoked for you.

>I quit my dayjob, now it's spark r&d full time!
>I moved in to a 1600 sq ft shop and office in the heart of Bozeman


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Congrats, Will. It's great that we'll have someone working on split-specific hardware for us. I hope you make a stack o' cash in the process. Did you have to get a license from Voile?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:38 pm 
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Great job Will. Will those bindings be a "made to order" item or do you plan to have a stock of them? When will they be available.

Can you still use the Voile crampons with them??


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:46 pm 
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Dude... those look great. I'm totally getting a pair once you guys start selling them (and I don't even have a splitboard yet).


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:55 pm 
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Congrats on the DIY business. Good Luck man!


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 Post subject: Great to hear things are progressing so fast!
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I am new to the boards but have been lurking long enough to have seen your site and posts. I think the design is great and would love to get my hands on some.

I was wondering if it is possible to convert the SPI into your binding? Would you consider offering an upgrade package that we as splitboarders could send in our personal bindings (Ride of cours) to be upgraded by Spark?

I look forward to a demo in the near future!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:05 pm 
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Might just be the best thing to come along in the sport. Does Voile have to give the nod?


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Since I got to try 'em you know I'm in for a set...You knew the little tweaks they needed & got it done....Can't wait to put 'em on my new board :D. Now if you could just get it to snow without all this freakin wind :P

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:53 pm 
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Awesome work!

How long until we can purchase some?


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