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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Looking down the pipeline, the Edison will be available to the splitboarding community as a limited edition for the 13/14 season.


..... http://bit.ly/O7FgkJ ...

LOL that would be so funny if I wasnt crying into my tea cup right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Honestly I'd rather have them test the SH!T out of it and release something totally dialed a year from now rather than rush it to market sooner and have it maybe suck, or just sort of work. I'm all for many generations of prototypes and getting it under the feet of lots of picky test riders. If someone doesn't point out the flaws before it goes to production, I'd be happy to rip the product a public new one after spending my good money on it and finding them myself. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:25 pm 
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True, it just means another season on snowshoes for me or spend $$ a puck + burner setup


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:13 am 
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Fully update from Spark on the homepage today.

http://www.splitboard.com/index.php/fea ... aking-news


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:49 pm 
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bcrider wrote:
Fully update from Spark on the homepage today.

http://www.splitboard.com/index.php/fea ... aking-news


Gahhhh no Edison until 13/14. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:20 pm 
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i smell a World Boards beta test day, aka shred geek confrence

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:44 am 
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a new produkt need time... a upgrade ned a saision....
the edision is more than a upgrade - respect for the spark s the make a perfect job.


cheers markus

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:29 am 
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kitesurfa wrote:
Wish K2 (or someone) would revive Clickers. They are still the lightest, fastest transitioning, and most releasable binding ever made. I LOVE my Blazes but if someone made these again, with an updated boot design, I would buy them in a heartbeat...

i am embarrassed for you

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:04 pm 
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K2 was a shimano binding that why it works so well ( they still make some of the nicest pedals out there). Get some old K2 clickers and mount the mech to a bomber plate. Then install some dynafit toe pieces for touring.... :doobie: My buddy still rides those boots and bindings and clicks into snow shoes for the hike :(


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Just wanted to bump this thread. With the release of the release of the Tesla is the Edison officially dead or is the Telsa just an intermediate step?

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
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Dead.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:31 am 
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Why is the Edison dead? Any hope of revival?

(I like the Tesla a lot and ordered the baseplates, but the Edison seemed so cool!)


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:01 am 
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The speculation is that the Edison Project was cancelled because Spark could not make the interface immune to the problems of icing. Their response was to go "back to the drawing board" and start over with the result being the new bindings they make now.
It is very difficult to make a complex system like Edison, Karakoram, Phantom, and Burton's interface as indifferent to icing as the Voile puck system, and Spark decided to keep their bindings super easy to operate in the field.
Karakoram and Phantom interfaces both work great, but both do sometimes require a little bit of ice removal during transitions (typically a 15 second scraping does the job in bad conditions). Of course, there are benefits of these systems, Phantom, at least, allows for a more secure board interface than the Voile pucks ever did, and a more precise ride feel.

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