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 Post subject: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:34 pm 
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with all of the voile dual height drama going down, I'm curious if there's a recommendation on which climbing heels to use with sparks? I have a pair of fuses and I'm a little concerned about the wear of a tube-less climbing bar on the base. is this an issue?

I think the current options are:

_voile dual height climbing bar w/ out tubes

_voile SD climbing bar w/ tubes

_G3 dual height climbing bar w/ out tubes

_G3 dual height climbing bar w/ tubes (modded pedro style)



are there any other options? is there a risk of damage by using tube-less climbing wires with sparks?

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:54 am 
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bumpity.

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:22 am 
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so, my voile single wire bent completely backwards and cheesed the mount yesterday under my sparks (climbing wire mount). I need to order something this week. Any suggestions? Dual height would be good, attaching without any mods would be better and bombproof under my 260 pounds is mandatory. thanks

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:34 pm 
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the info I got back from will was to use either voile single wires or the g3s. he recommended adding tubing to the g3s to protect the sparks.

I've been using the voile singles- they've been great so far.

as far as being bomber under 260lbs, I can't help you there... it seems like options are limited and if the voiles don't cut it, maybe the g3s will.

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:23 pm 
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thanks for the heads up. Do the g3's fit right up, or do I have to dick around with them? Might have to hit gear x while in town Thursday and grab these so I can kill it again this weekend. 8)

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CRAP, called 6 shops in my area, no one has this in stock :nononno:

guess I'm gonna have to tough it out with no climbing wires this weekend :banghead:

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:21 am 
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Backcountry.com is the ticket for the G3 8mm dual height. They are actually on sale right now, so go get them. Rep from G3 confirmed that the spacing is the same as the Voile risers.

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:49 am 
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thanks for the info... ended up grabbing the last 8mm from Onion River and someone harvested the wires from the package so the guys found some in the parts bin :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:41 am 
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update...

thrashed the high climbing wire on the G3 in literally, 10 fucking strides...sob bent right the fuck back :nononno:

ended up using the shorties for the rest of the day and listening to them self destruct, clicking popping noises.

Is someone going to make this shit out of some material that will stand up?

I mounted the risers directly to the topsheet, no shims, did I fuck up? or is the g3 just a p.o.s. too?

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:04 am 
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I have put probably around 50+ miles on my G3's this season with zero issues. I do have the Voile (Light Rail style) shims under them. My next board will definitely get G3's too.

Sorry to hear they failed for you.

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:19 am 
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I've been rocking the Voile Dual Height... WITH the grey tube since the day they released them back in December and now have 40+ days on them with no issues at all... I do only weigh 155lbs though... Probably jinxed myself and they are gonna break today...

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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
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I've been using the dual height bars without tubing from Voile since January and have had 0 problems. A little wear on the base plates of the Sparks but not really a big deal. I'm 6'2" 180 and am pretty hard on stuff but haven't really had any problems so far, having used them on about 8 tours. I use the tall ones a lot because I tend to skin up steeper stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: recommended climbing heel for sparks?
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I was just about to post about the issue of wear on my bindings!! Just installed the dual w/o the wires. Has anyone wrapped them at all in tubing etc to reduce wear? Or is it just minimal wear.

I'd hate to ruin a $300 pair of bindings. :cry:


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