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 Post subject: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:38 pm 
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Here's my modded Blazes... The stock high backs were WAY to soft for me... I could bend them with my hands, and the stock ankle straps left something to be desired as well... These all bolted right on off a pair of medium Salomon SPX Pro's... If fact these high backs actually fit the heel cup/loop just as good as the stock high backs if not a tad better... They fold down a lot easier that's for sure! In the swap I only picked up .9oz per binding which to me was well worth the trade off, and they happen to match really well also!!


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 Post subject: Re: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:24 pm 
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Is it me or do you have huge shims under your touring brackets? and if so, why?

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 Post subject: Re: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:26 pm 
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They are the Voile touring riser... With Sparks and Light Rails the toe of your boot will hit your board while your skinning up sometimes... So they raise you up of the board to stop that from happening... It's not a problem if you use the old plates and regular bindings because the plates raise your boot/binding up off the board

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 Post subject: Re: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:41 am 
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Ah, that makes sense. I have basically the same set up as you except I have the Fuse and not the blaze, and I have noticed a scuff from my toe on the top sheet of my board.

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 Post subject: Re: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:59 am 
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Excellent job, well done!

What size Blazes do you have and what size SPX's? I dont want to chop my brandnew Burton C60s and place them on the Blaze.

Why didnt you swap the Toe straps?

I will hunt for a used pair somewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:29 am 
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Rex wrote:
What size Blazes do you have and what size SPX's? I dont want to chop my brandnew Burton C60s and place them on the Blaze.

Why didnt you swap the Toe straps?


I have large blazes... but the high back also fit pretty well in my friends mediums... The Salomon bindings were mediums that I tore apart... The toe strap uses a pin/bushing that is plastic and part of the strap so I couldn't replace it... The toe ladders are different sizes than Salomon or I would have just bolted the strap to it... I may try it later

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 Post subject: Re: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Thanks, going to look for them SPXs, have to figure out
about the toe straps. Let me know how you go with the Toe Strap business.
Going out for the first splitboard tour this season tomorrow, my replacement buckles and spares pins didn't come in time so i am bring some cable binders with me. Hope things hold out for me.
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 Post subject: Re: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:01 pm 
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Not wanting to wait for what seemed like the inevitable, I replaced my toe straps with a Burton/Salomon hybird...

The Burton strap/ladder bolted right in, I then put a Salomon toe strap on and used a Burton buckle to match the ladder... I now feel more confident for sure


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I also upgrade to the LT Pin System... Which rocks! It is worth every $!!!!


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I then weighed both sets of my Spark's.... My new Blaze set up is 7.4oz lighter PER binding, so I dropped almost a pound... YMMV as I do have the LT Pins, and changed out straps and highbacks....

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 Post subject: Re: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:28 pm 
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I could not resist, not Blazes but FraNkin-sParkz for sure...

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 Post subject: Re: Franken-Blaze's
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:55 am 
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Question for pow_hnd - do your Blaze crampons work with the Voile touring rise ?


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