Hi Punky, Right now Prior's bought only completes from us, but if you asked them to get some baseplates only we could ship them with their next order. The Rome binders are nice, it will be difficult to get their parts on our baseplates, the attachment points are pretty different, you can see our hole pattern here. I'm not about to drop a new binding model right now.
I actually put 390 ankle straps on my Ignitions - found out I liked the pressure distribution a bit better - plus the fact that I´ve been xxx days on Rome binders, and am used to their software.. The hardware, though, might be trickier. Heelhoops on Rome binders aren´t really beefy at the bottom of your heels, but distribute pressure more over the whole binding via an aluminum hoop and the nylon baseplates. If you do, however, mock something up, post pictures. I have shitloads of spare Rome parts, so I could play around a bit with some inspiration.
In other news: Have put a few days on my splitter and Ignitions inbounds the past weeks, alongside my all mountain solid, mostly to just get used to the feel of the board before I put her through serious terrain. Sick response. Tried the same with the slider plates and Ride binders just for comparison, and that was "a bit" more iffy. Too much lateral flex, made my knees shake!
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Post subject: Re: Spark R & D Split Specific Bindings
Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:04 am
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:28 am Posts: 26 Location: Revelstoke
SPLITBOARDING FINALLY FEELS LIKE SNOWBOARDING!!!!!!
THANK YOU WILL
I have told many people about them and will continue to do so. Trying to get Snowboard Canada Mag to put a little write up about the new legitimacy of splitboarding with Will's kick ass binders. People need to know!!!!
I don't doubt that they are worth it, I just took out my split with my burton triads on the voile plates, and it was very sluggish. No way I would go into tight trees or anything like that with the response I was getting. Of course, the hard pack, sun cooked snow we had in Breck this weekend may have contributed.
I think I will look into just getting the base plates.
Was someone able to make their Rome 390s work? I've got a pair of those sitting in a closet...
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