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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:50 pm 
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I have never had an issue with the pin, yet I have broken the bracket on occasion.

That's a little scary since most of us probably don't carry spare touring brackets most days.

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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Turns out all you have to do is tighten the screws back down and it holds together just fine. Seems crazy but I was still able to skin miles and thousands of vertical feet after the area around the middle screw had broken.

Thank god I grew up watching Macgyver

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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:02 pm 
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I just noticed they moved the hole that the cable connects to, presumably to eliminate the weak spot where most of the force is concentrated when you push or pull the pin.

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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:44 am 
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Mine had the hole up the top and thats what cause the pin to snap, too much leverage.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:43 am 
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Yeah, I broke a pin (aluminum, leash hole in the old location) when I was skating a little flat section. Got home and ordered spare brackets and pins... didn't want to get caught out again.

I think the problem with the little tuck-the-lever-under-your-foot design is that when my toe binding straps flops open, it usually tends to yank that lever outwards and over the side of the board, where it probably got mashed. Not a big deal if you don't ever have to skate, but that seems to happen relatively often out in VT. Though it can make strapping in a little annoying when the pin flips out while opening the strap to get your boot in.

The system seems slick, but I would trade the tuck-in leve for a voile pin-lock kind of setup. Except now I am wed to the LT pin system until I want new bindings or drill a hole and bend my own wire... :idea:


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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 4:20 am 
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Just use the spark ss pins!

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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:39 pm 
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I once borrowed my split and received it back with a broken SS pin, fractured fromt the hole in the bend, but only on one side so it was still in on piece and usable. My current LT pins are still fine, but I do carry a spare..


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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:58 pm 
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I found that by running the wire through the toe strap that it keeps itself out of harms way while your boot gets in and out of the binding which is the danger period IMO.
I now have confidence to use the LT pin again

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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Good tip Gnarly. I will try that. Spark is way cool and just sent me replacement steel ones at my request. It's not enough weight savings to get all worried about anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:43 pm 
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I just moved the attachment point to the side where the pin inserts, and in one case used some tele leashes that are coiled to reduce the free cable even more. Works nearly as well as eliminating the pins altogether (ALL HAIL MAGNETO!).

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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:24 am 
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This tele leash is a great idea!

Did you buy this in a sports shop as a ski accessory or from a DIY store?


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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
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I for my part used the pins without leashes and never lost one when riding, but when carrying the board in my hands :-(


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 Post subject: Re: Spark LT pins not up to the task
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They are 7TM tele leashes. I got them a year ago and I don't recall where. The website is http://www.tele-tribe.com

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