zude...I've had the Fuses for almost 5 years as well. The pinless system is soooo slick and sooooo fast.
I can tell you the comfort feeling of the binding is more than I expected. No pulling up trying to engage the heel lifts. It's all about the basket....It's a relief to simply push down on a super wide heel lift vs. hooking and p ulling up on the Voile lift.
One quick lift on the toe ramp and it's off to split/shred mode.
I consider myself pretty tough on my gear. I'm 6' 195 of piss and vineagar Polack, and the Burner's I tested get 2 thumbs 6 dooobies and a 750ml of Yamazaki single malt Fooook Yeah in my book.
You could try to disagree, but I'll just slap you...take your wallet...buy weed with your money....roll a fat doobie and get your cat stoned.
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Post subject: Re: New Spark Binders at the OR Show
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:18 pm
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm Posts: 1606 Location: Santa Cruz, CA
I think the key is that you can actually get to the screws through the binding baseplate. I think it's of limited use if you have to take the binding off to adjust things.
Looking at the pics on the Instagram feed, it looks like you will NOT be able to adjust the Afterburner model on the board, because it doesn't appear to have any slots in the baseplate like the Magneto does (would be happy to be corrected if this is not in fact the case). This is similar to the difference between the current Blaze and Burner models. The Burner has a more solid base for more stiffness. Just seems that maybe could have gotten away with some slots for the screw adjustment only and still have a stiff baseplate, but maybe not. I prefer a stiff binding so definitely would have gone for the Afterburners, but not being able adjust with the binding on the board takes away one of the big advantages. Seems like a Magneto baseplate/Afterburner strap/highback combo might be a nice option as well.