• I’m interested in all the bits. I’m also looking for the standard binding plates.
    Are you including the puck mounting gaskets?

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Spark boots? in the forum Boots 9 years, 3 months ago

    Here’s a link that discusses heat moulding various liners and other boot fitting advice. This site is for hardboot carving boards but discusses the three Deeluxe liner types, as Deeluxe is a big player in carving hardboots. The key pieces of information for me were that the ThermoFlex liners used in the Spark boots need to be oven heated not air…[Read more]

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Spark boots? in the forum Boots 9 years, 3 months ago

    I ordered mine direct from Spark and regardless of whether I got them moulded at a Deeluxe dealer or not, they were not returnable after moulding, so there is no “warranty” on the fit no matter who moulds them for you. Any respectable ski/board shop that moulds/fits other brands should be able to help you out and the risk of having to keep the…[Read more]

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Spark boots? in the forum Boots 9 years, 3 months ago

    I’ve been holding off on posting a detailed review on these boots as I have been mostly skiing on my patrol days this year nd have only one half day of touring and a couple of days riding on the Sparks. I just wanted to post a short note on my experience with moulding.
    I couldn’t wear these boots for more than 10 minutes out of the box without my…[Read more]

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Spark boots? in the forum Boots 9 years, 5 months ago

    So I got my hands on a pair of these boots direct from Spark. I’ll post some comments on my impressions later, first I have to decide if I’m keeping them or not. The issue is the fit. The size seems spot on, lots of room with my foot in the empty shell, big toe just barely touches the end of the liner with the laces loose, pretty standard…[Read more]

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Spark boots? in the forum Boots 9 years, 5 months ago

    South Island and Kazama,
    Just wondering how you found the sizing on these boots. I’ve seen quite a few comments that they fit small but also the odd comment that they pack out. I’m always right in between sizes and go different ways with different footwear so it would be good to know if I should go bigger or smaller.

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Spark boots? in the forum Boots 9 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks for all the great input SouthIsland. I’m seriously considering these boots , if I can find a pair.

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Spark boots? in the forum Boots 9 years, 5 months ago

    South Island Split,
    You mentioned these boots keeping your feet warm even when wet. Did the boots not keep your feet dry? They are supposed to have a waterproof membrane. One of my biggest issues with my Burton Drivers is wet feet. I want my next boots to keep the water out.

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Driver X lace issue in the forum Boots 11 years, 3 months ago

    I’d have to disagree how critical it really is as far as the concern over them failing when you’re out in buttf#ck nowhere.
    I’ve put three hard seasons on my boots and even though the laces were looking pretty worn at the end of last season I still haven’t installed the replacement laces I bought, mostly because even if one of the laces failed it…[Read more]

  • That’s one of my concerns for sure, but they are being used by skiers and I don’t know about all the other boarders out there but my snowboard boots aren’t any wider at the top than my ski boots. In the end it’s just not worth ordering and returning pants from across the border just to try them out. I was really hoping someone would have had some…[Read more]

  • I’m on Vancouver Island so moisture is always a factor, that’s the reason I’m pretty set on Gore or Event pants. My only “local” source for Patagonia is MEC and I didn’t find any bibs on there. The bibs from Wild Things are currently 40% off, at $195 that’s a pretty good price for Event bibs, IMO.

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Driver X lace issue in the forum Boots 11 years, 7 months ago

    I believe mine are 07’s. They have a kind of diagonal cut overlapping piece at the base of the lace/tongue. I believe this is where the water funnels in. I’ll try to get around to posting a photo.
    Otherwise I totally agree with your opinion on the Driver’s and I’ve also been considering hard boots. I just haven’t had the chance to try a hard boot…[Read more]

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Driver X lace issue in the forum Boots 11 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve thought the same thing but I have had spring days when my feet are definitely sweating and the boots aren’t soaked.Other days in wet snow I may not even get warmed up that day and the boots are soaked, I mean really soaked. I don’t think there’s any delamination issues, I think the design of the material where the…[Read more]

  • Nisseman replied to the topic Driver X lace issue in the forum Boots 11 years, 7 months ago

    I have a different question relating to the Driver boots.
    Anyone else out there have issues with wet feet?
    I’m on the west coast so wet is always an issue out here but these boots suck up more water than any I’ve ever owned.
    They’re especially bad when I’m touring. I’ve been on overnighters where I’ve taken the liner out and I can actually wring…[Read more]

  • I’ve had the Garmin 60csx for about 18 months now and I’ve never run into a situation where I can’t get a signal, even in the deepest woods of Vancouver Island. It will struggle with accuracy in some locations but always gets a signal. This was one of the higher end Garmins at the time I bought it and it does have the more sensitive receiver. The…[Read more]

  • What’s the condition/days of the Custom?

  • I think the setup I was looking at will be a good buy for someone just trying out touring to see if they want to invest more money. I already like my voile/Prior setup so there’s no question there. That’s good info on the skins though, a big part of the draw to the Burton board was the fact that it came with everything(even spare/new skins). Most…[Read more]

  • Thanks for all the information. I’ve decided to wait and keep looking for a kit with the voile interface. The deal I was looking at was a great price with skins and crampons included but if I’m going to be hunting for and buying spare Burton parts or converting to the voile hardware I may as well put that money towards a board that already has…[Read more]

  • That’s awesome. I would love to see and handle something like that first hand. The photos are great.

  • Thanks again for the excellent input Jim. The board likely won’t get used for too much more than a half dozen day trips per season and maybe one or two overnighters. Possibly on the overnight trips in & out distances could be an issue with less than reliable gear, but honestly , not too many of the trips this board would go on would be super…[Read more]

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