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 Post subject: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:58 pm 
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I know these are pretty new but any thoughts on them? Would think that anything steep enough that I'm not skinning, I'm either boot packing, technical climbing or using Mr. Chomps.

It seems like a grey area that's not worth the weight. One of the reason's I started splitting was to get AWAY from snowshoes.

Any thoughts? As the season starts I'm a little curious.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:26 pm 
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verts have been around quite awhile, and have 1 use. wallowing up steep powder.

i think its funny seeing mr jones using his in all the deeper/further footage. he climbs some gnarl with em!

i know some people in AK use em alot

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Sparks are the only way to fly when trying to get up steep, soft terrain. They fit in my pack when I get to the top and I can ride my solid board.

The Spark versions are cool, but I like the ones with a separate binding personally. The bindings weigh nothing, and you can still haul a solid board with you or your split.

Bottom line, Verts are a very useful back country tool.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Anything you're climbing with Verts you're not going to be able to climb with regular snowshoes. The hinge on a regular snowshoe decreases your leverage and even if you tried to side hill it, you'd quickly wash out. If you have a short, steep shot, then boot packing it makes sense. I you have a long sustained slope that is deep, then there is no substitute for the Verts and worth the weight.

I was sad to sell my original pair that I mounted up with a hacked clicker system back in the day, but stoked Sparks brought them back. Of course I haven't used them since there was no snow in Tahoe last year, but I'm still happy I have them. I sure as hell could've used them on Shasta last month in the baking snow.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:43 pm 
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And by the way, Karakoram is now making some pretty sick looking Vert adapters too.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:38 am 
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shredgnar wrote:
And by the way, Karakoram is now making some pretty sick looking Vert adapters too.


More info on this?


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:40 am 
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Saw it on their facebook page:


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... nt_count=1


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:54 am 
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the works with all system s....

http://www.wildschnee.de/index.php?opti ... Itemid=243



http://www.wildschnee.de

Startside / Verts...


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:27 pm 
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Awesome. thanks guys..that certainly sheds some great light on them.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:28 pm 
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Go see Further, and you'll see what you can do with Verts. :) BTW JJ was using the Karakoram modded version.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Oh yeah, Verts work on pumice too... try that on your regular snowshoes! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:28 pm 
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jimw wrote:
Oh yeah, Verts work on pumice too... try that on your regular snowshoes! :)

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Is that a '95 Air? I had that deck too :thatrocks:


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 Post subject: Re: Spark Verts???
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:58 pm 
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Yup, that thing rocks. Literally. After a few trips to the pumice hill, it's now it's a '95 Rock. :)

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