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 Post subject: Spark Edison Binding
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:26 pm 
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what the heck is going on here, The Edison Interface?
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digging the b&w color combo and those new heel cups

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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Sweet new inovations. Also the prime looks sick

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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:24 am 
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Anyone know whats up with the disk in the binding in the first pic? Heelcups and highbacks look sweet

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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:18 am 
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The 2012/2013 Blaze binders are 84 grams lighter than the 2011/12 version. That's almost three ounces. The material has been heavily machined to reduce weight both in the baseplate as well as the heelcup. The most notable refinement in the design however is that the toe strap which was previously held in place by a set of small tabs and four screws is now held in place by a slot machined into the base. This means there are six less parts per binder - a significant reduction in the overall number of parts.

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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:44 am 
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I hope that ladder strap is captured on the bottom somehow. I can imagine the reviews if they were allowed to fall out. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:54 am 
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Screw the binders, someone get more pics of that interface!!!


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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Looks like it is a new universal interface that can be mounted on both solid and splitboards.

I stole these off the interwebs and tried to blow them up as much as quality would allow. I found them here: http://getungrounded.com/2012/01/sia-tr ... hed-about/

Edison in tour mode:

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Transitioning:

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It seems the touring adapter pin is stationary and that the toe ramp articulates/folds to lock the binding onto the touring adapter. Very cool. :drool:

The "pucks" are made in two halves that overlap the board a little like Chinese hooks:

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Cap construction Voiles need not apply, probably. :(

I might be totally wrong, but my guess is the binding drops onto the central puck and via a bayonet mount using a 1/8-turn (or similar rotation), it locks under the little teeth sticking up from the puck. Either that or folding the toe ramp down somehow engages a locking mechanism?

The binding angle can be set via adjusting the rotation of the blue disc on the binding base plate. Very slick. :bow:

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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Pucks that overlap :bananas: Fuck yea I think I smell a revolution brewin :P

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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Will be interesting to hear about these new things. I like the idea of it working for a solid board too.

Heres some pics as well, crazy graphics on that prior board
http://getungrounded.com/2012/01/sia-tr ... hed-about/


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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:44 am 
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I can't believe how similar that is to what I've made. Yo rotate it 1/8th turn to lock, and it overlaps to make a stronger connection. They did a nice job, looks really good.


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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:01 am 
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The Edison interface is fucking slick. Will just took the game to a whole different level. Which is great.

Not only is it super easy to mount the plates and works with regular boards and factory splits. For you DIY guys, you won't need to t bolt pucks and such to your board. Just use the 4x2 (or 4) pattern. That takes a whole lot of work out of it.

My first impression was that this is a very solid and well thought out system. I think you'll see the touring brackets become a solid piece to work with this system. Instead of a pin going through the LT's.

There might be some hitch's with snow on the board interface, but it looks like it'll be fairly easy to clean out. I don't think it's going to be significantly harder to deal with than any of the other interfaces.

It is also going to shave a lot of weight off of your board. Karakorum's new binding is the lightest out there for sure. Spark's binding on the Edison is still light. The interface plates are super light. Not much there. I would not be surprised if the Edison turns out to be the lightest complete system offering out there next year.

Both guys are coming up with some really good stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:42 am 
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ieism wrote:
I can't believe how similar that is to what I've made.

I instantly thought of your design when I saw this. And when I first saw your design I wondered why something similar hadn't been machined out of aluminum by one of the big binding manufacturers? Obviously they must have been working on this for months now to get to such an apparently finished state.

I can't believe there was so little coverage of this so far. No one shot a vid of Edison on the show floor??
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For you DIY guys, you won't need to t bolt pucks and such to your board. Just use the 4x2 (or 4) pattern. That takes a whole lot of work out of it.

That's freaking genius.

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 Post subject: Re: pics from SIA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:56 am 
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Hell yeah Will! Cant wait to check these babies out!

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