Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:38 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Will-Spark plate idea
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am
Posts: 1505
Location: Colorado
Looks like the Spark Plate binding proto went on the back burner. No worries for me, as I really do not want the extra complexity/weight of an articulated binding (my boots are modded for good medial/lateral flex).
I would like to see Spark come up with a simple, super lightweight, plate binding though. Right now, I am riding Catek toe and heel pieces direct mounted (mods required) to a Voile slider plate. Everyone who has seen/ridden Spark bindings knows about the limitations inherent in the Voile slider plate. I would love to see a Spark machined baseplate ala Fuse, with simple, direct mount toe and heel pieces-to take advantage of the stiffer and stronger board interface offered by the Spark machined style baseplate. I am sure Will could come up with some very lightweight toe and heel pices as well with his clever approach to design/manufacturing. I like my Catek setup, but the solid 7 mm SS bails are overkill IMO, I'm sure 5 mm SS would be adequate and save some weight.
Even better could be Titanium bails, but bending Ti precisely might be a little difficult.

_________________
Never Summer Prospector 167X, furberg 173 DIY, Dynafit TLT5/6 Mountain , Phantom Bindings, BD Glidelite Skins
Quiver Killer inserts

http://protectourwinters.org/
http://14ersnowboardproject.homestead.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Will-Spark plate idea
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:15 pm
Posts: 372
Location: The land of MO (SLC)
I was bouncing some ideas and sending CAD concepts to Will a while back before he proto'd the Sir Swivels.

But now that this came out:
Image
http://www.bomberonline.com/store/bindings/td3_SW.cfm

It was basically exactly what I was going for. Now if Bomber would make a split specific version.

UB

_________________
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" HST


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Will-Spark plate idea
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am
Posts: 1505
Location: Colorado
Yeah, I know that some folks want an articulated binding, but I have modded my boots for lateral/medial flex, and only need a solid binding. I also would rather have a binding which allows a lower boot sole to board distance and less weight-just something really simple, lightweight, and bomber-without the strength/flex limitations of the Voile Slider Plate based setup commonly in use by most folks.
I prefer the sole of the boot to be tightly connected to board, and the flexibility to come from the shaft of the boot, rather than the whole boot rocking on a pivot high off of the board surface.

_________________
Never Summer Prospector 167X, furberg 173 DIY, Dynafit TLT5/6 Mountain , Phantom Bindings, BD Glidelite Skins
Quiver Killer inserts

http://protectourwinters.org/
http://14ersnowboardproject.homestead.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Will-Spark plate idea
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:50 am
Posts: 328
Location: hippy pow turns
I'm with Barrows. I'm pretty happy with my boots these days. light, simple, low. if its easy to adjust the boot sole length like a tele binding, that would work too.

_________________
fat, old and useless. pick two.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Will-Spark plate idea
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am
Posts: 1505
Location: Colorado
I have not confirmed it yet-but from the pictures, it looks like the Bomber Sidewinder toe and heel pieces could be direct mounted to the Voile slider plate, for those interested in trying an articulated binding. As long as your boot was not too big I'm pretty sure these could direct mount with a simple hole mod on the Voile plate.

_________________
Never Summer Prospector 167X, furberg 173 DIY, Dynafit TLT5/6 Mountain , Phantom Bindings, BD Glidelite Skins
Quiver Killer inserts

http://protectourwinters.org/
http://14ersnowboardproject.homestead.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group