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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:16 am 
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Thanks for all the well wishes on my new business. It's a bit scary but I have a number of clients to get me off the ground, and some savings. Having the reigns is definitely worth it. Once the mill shows up it's really going to be fun.

On Voile issues: still getting that end of things figured out, I'll let you know what's up when I know :wink:

Voile crampon compatibility: these do not work with the voile crampons. They do work with a five way adjustable crampon that I developed last summer for my Rainier trip. They drop in and take out on the fly, have several heel rest heights, and can be locked down low or high too.

Made to order or stock item: The first thing I'm going to release is a set of baseplates compatible with this years Ride EX and LX bindings, size large. From there I'll do an xl and then a medium. I plan on direct marketing to all of you for starters and then worrying about retail. Custom orders are a possibility down the road.

When will they be available: If my crystal ball is working I would say early to middle springtime. I have a few things that need to fall in to place first.

Ride SPI compatibility: Right now the baseplates are not SPI convertible. I would like in the future to offer baseplates for several of the ride bindings. The SPI's look sweet and I like how the highback gets taller as the bindings gets longer, they'd be a good candidate.

Keep the questions coming everybody.

My stickers have finally arrived:
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send me an email: will@sparkrandd.com and I'll send you some.

So does anyone else have to recite these every time they go splittin'?

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I can see the line of customers forming as we speak...er...type. 8)


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Not to be a pain, but wouldn't the voile crampons work in fixed mode? Maybe not. Still looking forward to the binding.


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No problemo Killclimbz,
The tabs on the voile crampons that the pin passes through will interfere with the baseplate as both of these are trying to attach to the outer sides of the touring bracket. You can check out what I'm talking about, and an older version of this binding on this thread:
http://talk.splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=2843&start=15&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
Look for a post by Sparky.


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@ will


my type of binding with 2 position s for the slider pin.

the withe pom block is the position for climbing.

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the same bolt is mountig in the back of my binbing in the ride modus.

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my special funktion is : i mount the crampons from back side of the bindings - in climbing modus .

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Will wrote:
No problemo Killclimbz,
The tabs on the voile crampons that the pin passes through will interfere with the baseplate as both of these are trying to attach to the outer sides of the touring bracket.



Ahhh, gotcha. I thought the bindings would attache on the inside of the touring brackets like with the slider plates. That makes sense now.


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I can't wish you enough luck on this adventure Will, way to grow a set and make this shiz happen! Looking forward to a possible chance to trying these this spring.

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Any word on production yet Will?


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I'm actually just taking a break from cutting the Gen III parts on the mill, scrambling to be ready for scrubfest tomorrow. I'll post an update once I have these together. I'm super stoked on how things are looking. Sales later on this spring. Thanks for checking in. See a bunch of ya'll tomorrow!


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Will wrote:
I'm actually just taking a break from cutting the Gen III parts on the mill, scrambling to be ready for scrubfest tomorrow. I'll post an update once I have these together. I'm super stoked on how things are looking. Sales later on this spring. Thanks for checking in. See a bunch of ya'll tomorrow!
Awesome. I had just checked this thread yesterday and used all my willpower to keep from bugging you about it since I'm sure you are super busy and would tell us all when they are ready to go anyways.

Anxiously waiting for Gen3!


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Did anyone ride these bindings at Scrub. We want feedback boi.


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powderjunkie wrote:
Did anyone ride these bindings at Scrub. We want feedback boi.


Overall they rocked! 8)


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Here's a pic of Will testing his bindings at Scrubfest 2007. :)

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pic by ecobrad. :)


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