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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:12 pm 
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I've spent a couple days now touring on the Spark Blazes. They fit more firmly and wiggle-free in the Voile touring brackets than the Fuses, due to reconfiguration of the pinhole bushings. The highbacks feel fine to me. There's a proper metal keeper wire, awesome. And they're light. Slick graphics. Good work Will! You gonna drill out the footbeds next go around?


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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:46 pm 
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Hopped on my Karakorams today for the first time and confirmed the all-important carpet-dance test. Very quiet, very solid, nice and tight and a totally respectable weight. The tour bracket is where this thing shines for me. No pin, step-in and go; no play whatsoever. I felt like a well-oiled machine on the ups. :headbang:

Another beautiful day in the Wasatch.


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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Anyone thought about this?

A Spark binding that you push from the toeside of the board, with karakoram pins on the front along with their touring bracket? seems like the pefect setup IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:12 am 
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singlewhitecaveman wrote:
...... I felt like a well-oiled machine on the ups. :headbang:


Qualifier: I thought I'd be smart and replace the Karakorma risers with my G3s. Word to the wise: this does NOT work. I may have felt like a well-oiled machine, but I certainly didn;t look like one. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:25 pm 
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Hey what was it about your G3 risers that didn't work? My Voile's work just great??

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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:00 pm 
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The angle is wrong; the Karakorams jsut seem to snap them down once you pout the pressure on. Some sort of shim under the G3 riser would proably help.

Actually, writing this post is making me think if the high risers would work better. May have to try that tonight......


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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:17 am 
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jeri534 wrote:
Anyone thought about this?

A Spark binding that you push from the toeside of the board, with karakoram pins on the front along with their touring bracket? seems like the pefect setup IMO.


Why not just get the Karakorams?


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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:21 am 
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jeri534 wrote:
A Spark binding that you push from the toeside of the board.

For the benefit of those that don't have karakorams, what are you talking about?

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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:36 am 
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Snurfer wrote:
jeri534 wrote:
A Spark binding that you push from the toeside of the board.

For the benefit of those that don't have karakorams, what are you talking about?


What is he talking about?

Yeah, why not just get K binders for all that fuss?

Although Rughty just built some SICK ASS BINDERS! Hopefully he posts pics ;0

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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
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russman wrote:
Snurfer wrote:
jeri534 wrote:
A Spark binding that you push from the toeside of the board.

For the benefit of those that don't have karakorams, what are you talking about?


What is he talking about?

Yeah, why not just get K binders for all that fuss?

Although Rughty just built some SICK ASS BINDERS! Hopefully he posts pics ;0


I was thinking about mounting the slider track backwards on the bases originally then integrating the axle into the base since I didn't have the bones to slap down on the full K setup. After thinking about it for a while, it just didn't make sense to mix the heaviest parts from the Blaze setup (being the heavy pucks) with the heavier tour brackets from Karakoram.

Here is a link to my binder post:
http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9627

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 Post subject: Re: Karakorams or Sparks?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:59 am 
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russman wrote:
Snurfer wrote:
jeri534 wrote:
A Spark binding that you push from the toeside of the board.

For the benefit of those that don't have karakorams, what are you talking about?


What is he talking about?

Yeah, why not just get K binders for all that fuss?

Although Rughty just built some SICK ASS BINDERS! Hopefully he posts pics ;0


I assume he's talkig about a hybrid system where the binding mounts on a slider track from front to back (instead of back to front, l;ike voile/spark). That way you can have an integral toe-pin that would take advantage of karakoram's touring bracket (which is unimprovable, IMHO), while keeping the benefits of the slider system. You would need some sort of lock-out on the heel-side of the pucks.


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