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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:04 pm 
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Five ICS boards at this point and not a single problem one time with bindings moving or coming out of place. I've put every board I own to the test.

Having unlimited stance options with less screws and better board feel has made me a fan. It's not that traditional mounting is a problem; this system IMO is just better. At any rate, it all comes down to preference. For me, being able to quickly adjust my stance w/o removing the baseplate while on the mountain is useful.


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:36 am 
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firstlight wrote:
Hi all
Was at SIA this week and the only new thing I saw was this

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Wondered how long it would take before someone made a production run of these.
The only other new news was that Rossi will be doing an Xavier Experience split 2014.
exactly the samer boards as the current one but different topsheet.
That's one board I'd lover to have a go on, look out JONES!!!
Shouldn't have cut my brand new one and waited another year :cry:

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Guys
Saw this in Australia at the SIA show. I snaped this shot.
New K2 plan shape too.
Kyle might have some info for us.
You guys might get it this year in Nth Hemisphere.
Would be good for the K stance issues.
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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:12 am 
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rmchi wrote:
Five ICS boards at this point and not a single problem one time with bindings moving or coming out of place. I've put every board I own to the test.

Having unlimited stance options with less screws and better board feel has made me a fan. It's not that traditional mounting is a problem; this system IMO is just better. At any rate, it all comes down to preference. For me, being able to quickly adjust my stance w/o removing the baseplate while on the mountain is useful.


You get it! :thumbsup: :thatrocks:

More info coming soon from K2. :thumpsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:55 am 
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You would think that this could be addressed by spilt binding manufacturers as well. The puck system is so outdated and has not been improved on in such a long time. Combining a redesigned puck/mounting system with these slider tracks could drastically improve the stance options. For instance, if you have big feet, there is very little room for adjustment to prevent toe/heel drag. By using this interface, you don't have to rely on the pucks alone for adjustment.

I've never ridden an ICS board before. How do these tracks affect the flex of the board?


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:13 am 
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shredgnar wrote:
I've never ridden an ICS board before. How do these tracks affect the flex of the board?


I guess the idea behind it is to allow the board to flex more naturally. The double sliders kind of defeats the purpose though.

Honestly I'm more interested in the board than the slider tech. The K2 Ultradream is one of the new boards that most intrigues me this season. Looks like a super fun pow stick. I spoke with a K2 rep at the Seattle Ski Fever yesterday who hinted at an Ultradream split, but said it probably wouldn't happen next season....yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:34 pm 
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I was speaking to the K2 rep at the trade show and he said there will be a huge announcement in NOV/DEC from K2.
It is something different from the photo, but he wouldn't tell me what
Hard boot binding system?

Will keep you informed

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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:59 pm 
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It is frickn lighter though no doubt about it. I questioned the ICS too at first, but after riding my fish ltd for a few years, it seems pretty bomber. I'd be interested in a split with that set up.


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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:17 am 
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take a look there: http://business.transworld.net/117611/features/meet-k2s-kwicker-the-step-in-split-board-binding-system/
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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:03 am 
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firstlight wrote:
I was speaking to the K2 rep at the trade show and he said there will be a huge announcement in NOV/DEC from K2.
It is something different from the photo, but he wouldn't tell me what
Hard boot binding system?

Will keep you informed

Cheers


The big announcment might be the new additions to their team.

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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:30 am 
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This is very interesting. I had a conversation a with Wally at Voile about this very system a couple seasons back, and seeing that Brett (Cowboy) has a home built system like this, is there any chance this is a collaboration :scratch:
[edit] I'm refering to the clicker binders specifically

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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:04 pm 
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The announcement will be split board related but I don't think this is it. He would have told me by now.
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 Post subject: Re: Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Lulu's post covered it. The announcement appears to be the K2kwicker system.. Basically, the Clicker reborn for split use. The claim a lot of new tech allows the boots to be as light as normal boots with all the added support needed to go without high backs and the likes...

Gear discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14558

Anyway, looks worth trying out at some point, but.. I'm pretty invested in my old heavy gear.. ;) Voile with Sparks will have to be good enough for a while for me...

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