Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:12 am Posts: 828 Location: PNW Hood Canal
Sweet! Sparks for ride quality in soft boots, boot mod with dynafits for skinning, crampon lock for voile and heel riser. Looks like a blended set of technologies that suit your personal needs or preferences. I presume that you skin up with your sparks in your pack then slip them on to bomb the pow? What do you think of your work? How light is your setup with the sparks in the pack and only the pucks and dynafits on the board? Any changes to your boot comfort/dyanmics after adding the dynafit adapter peice to the front/bottom?
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I have been dealing with bindings in my pack for a while, because I was using Dynafits with F1's and riding down on Voile plates. The Spark set up is bulkier but lighter I think. The boot mod affects ride feel a little bit but it is far superior to hard boot snowboarding. I am sure that a good boot manufacturer could make a better version of the set up.
Thanks for sharing this mod. I am in the process of doing the same to a pair of driver's X. I also aquired the BD AT sole. Do you have any tips before starting. How did you manage with the boot's sole? Did you cut and remove it (unglue?) or did you grind it with a dremel or something similar?
I was also wandering how they work in climbing mode. Don't they bend to much at the end of the added sole (no hot spot?). Another idea I had was removing or grinding my entire boot sole, reinforcing with a fiber plate and attaching the BD AT sole to this plate. But I am not sure it's worth doing it.
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:53 pm Posts: 124 Location: Mountain Town, BC
this thread is so inspiring, I think about dynafitting my burton drivers nearly every time I go out touring. Please keep posting updates on how this works out for you. Really the part of this system that I'm not convinced about carrying my bindings on my back.