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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:18 pm 
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Just to make sure I'm seeing this correctly, Mountaingear looks to have plenty left in stock. Am I wrong?

I better hurry up and buy, though. I'm just torn between the Magneto and AfterBurner. Last year's Blazes were a PITA to clear the snow from the baseplates.


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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Definitely the Afterburners. Our Burners never had snow or ice buildup issues. The solid/stiff parts are great. No idea why they cost more when they require less machining than the Magnetos :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:41 am 
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JNK wrote:
Last year's Blazes were a PITA to clear the snow from the baseplates.


philip.ak wrote:
Definitely the Afterburners. Our Burners never had snow or ice buildup issues. The solid/stiff parts are great. No idea why they cost more when they require less machining than the Magnetos :scratch:


Thanks JNK and Philip! I was leaning towards the magnetos because of the lower weight but I totally forgot about snow buildup. Now I am definitely going with the afterburners.

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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:21 am 
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The lower weight is pretty minimal. I wouldn't worry about that.


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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:15 pm 
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I've noticed that the tesla climbing wire plate may interfere with stance options more than the voile risers as they are a lot wider.

My inserts for the pucks and the inserts for the wire plate are a bit close and I had to widen my stance to 23.5 inches from 22 to get everything to fit.

I'll post a picture later.

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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Reindeer mtn wrote:
Looks like this years bindings are a success and have sold out.
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I went to buy my Magnetos on Friday last week and the shop told me they were out of stock but would head over to the Spark RnD Warehouse on Monday and get another batch. I had them on my board the following Tuesday. Granted, I live in Bozeman, but the manufacturer obviously has more bindings in stock to I would expect other retailers to be getting more as well.


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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:49 pm 
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It looks like Trapper just put all the touring inserts way too far back. I've never seen a board with such a huge gap in front of the touring brackets and so little room behind the heels.

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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:39 am 
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splittilps wrote:
Reindeer mtn wrote:
Looks like this years bindings are a success and have sold out.
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I went to buy my Magnetos on Friday last week and the shop told me they were out of stock but would head over to the Spark RnD Warehouse on Monday and get another batch. I had them on my board the following Tuesday. Granted, I live in Bozeman, but the manufacturer obviously has more bindings in stock to I would expect other retailers to be getting more as well.


I talked to Todd at Spark at the beginning of the week and he told me
they were busy filling the retailers orders. He also told me they should be able to sell
the bindings on their website in the middle of November.

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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:06 am 
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philip.ak wrote:
It looks like Trapper just put all the touring inserts way too far back. I've never seen a board with such a huge gap in front of the touring brackets and so little room behind the heels.


This ^
I wonder how the skinning will be with your weight so far back on the split skis. I suppose your tips will stay up, way up.

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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:02 am 
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chrishami wrote:
philip.ak wrote:
It looks like Trapper just put all the touring inserts way too far back. I've never seen a board with such a huge gap in front of the touring brackets and so little room behind the heels.


This ^
I wonder how the skinning will be with your weight so far back on the split skis. I suppose your tips will stay up, way up.


Kick turns could be a bitch though...

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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:32 pm 
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96avs01 wrote:
chrishami wrote:
philip.ak wrote:
It looks like Trapper just put all the touring inserts way too far back. I've never seen a board with such a huge gap in front of the touring brackets and so little room behind the heels.


This ^
I wonder how the skinning will be with your weight so far back on the split skis. I suppose your tips will stay up, way up.


Kick turns could be a bitch though...


Yeah, it looks that way Phil. I'm sure skinning will be ok, as its a 165cm, and I weigh 170 lbs. Having a short rear should make clearing the tail end on kick turns easier though.


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 Post subject: Re: New Tesla in Spark Shop
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Got a pow day on the Afterburners last week.... perfect. The wide heel lift feels great. Really easy to engage with a pole basket. Lost pin anxiety is gone.

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