Forums Bindings Spark R&D anything new for the fall? Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 22 total) 1 2 →Author Posts July 22, 2010 at 9:20 pm #573293 SkateBananas 178 Postsis sparks planning on releasing any thing new this fall? Thinking about getting the fuses but would be pretty mad at myself if the came out with something new in september. July 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm #628207 Snurfer 1448 PostsI have no idea, BUT round about last March a photo was posted on this forum for about 12 hours before it, and the thread it was in vanished without a word…. Anyways, the picture showed some pretty bad ass machining to the fuse, which based on the photo probably shaved about 10-15% off the weight. The base plate was machined ‘swiss cheese’ like the Voile baseplate, but it was clearly a Fuse base. Also in the pic was a touring bracket machined out of an aluminum block, and all the parts in the photo were crazy anodized purple, orange, etc… Very boutique BMX/MTB looking stuff….So who knows :scratch:Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc July 23, 2010 at 4:17 am #628208 ehcarley 411 PostsI heard a rumor about the newer lighter touring bracket… That would be cool…The fuses would probably be worth it if you get get them. I guess it just depends on what you have now. Anything new that comes out will probably take 6 months to land on your door step.If you are rockin first gen Sparks, probably worth waiting, if you are still using the voile plate, couldn’t hurt to get fuses. July 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm #628209 SkateBananas 178 Postshmmm sounds interesting looks like ill hold off until october and see if anything new comes out…. :drool: August 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm #628210 summersgone 820 PostsSo I emailed Spark about getting some bindings this fall to our local dealer, and I asked if they were coming in with any new designs or if I should be expecting the fuse’s, and here was the response I got from the Sales Department:Stay tuned … 🙂 I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised …So I think there will be something new coming through this fall, and I’ll be on them!!! :bananas: I’d have to say it will compliment my Zephyr split very well.Anyone have any beta or ideas what the modifications will be? Looking forward to it. And I know, Karokaram is new and awesome, and all that stuff, but Spark is where its at for me.Is it snowing yet? August 5, 2010 at 6:27 am #628211 SkateBananas 178 Posts:drool: :bananas: :drool: :bananas: :drool: Im staying tuned and cant wait….its not snowing yet so ill keep :guinness: . August 5, 2010 at 9:04 pm #628212 samh 726 PostsSpark moved into a larger space so they should be able to ramp up production this year which is good news. Those pictures that were posted for a short period of time were from the owner of Twenty6 (who shares a space with Spark) and who machined his Fuse’s down to almost nothing. I’d be stoked if Spark can machine more material off their binders while keeping the strength necessary for them to be performers and have a long lifespan.-- samh.net August 9, 2010 at 2:38 am #628213 maniacdave 564 PostsHey guys….http://www.shopatron.com/products/productdetail/Spark+R%26D+Blaze+Splitboard+Bindings/part_number=BLAZE/3218.104.22.168.0.0.0.0.0?Something we should know about? New straps (toe & heel) for sure. And as far as I’m aware, that isn’t a Bent Metal highback either.That was Pontus August 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm #628214 aksltxlt 621 PostsTitanium hardware baby! yeah August 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm #628215 SkateBananas 178 PostsThat looks so good :rock: August 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm #628216 HikeforTurns 1114 PostsNice! August 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm #628217 SkateBananas 178 Postsjust ordered mine, mountain gear website says 2lbs 3oz per pair!!!! August 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm #628218 summersgone 820 PostsThats insanely light. I like it! Glad mine are on preorder too :thumpsup: August 9, 2010 at 5:56 pm #628219 Will 377 PostsThat is insanely light! And also not correct. We’ve dropped Mtn Gear a note about the misprint. We’ll have a big release in the near future on the Blaze, in the meantime the actual weight is 3.75 lb (1730g) per pair, 1/2 lb (230 g) savings over the Fuse!We’ll be in touch soon guys, thanks for the stoke! August 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm #628220 maniacdave 564 PostsI was gonna, ask where did the 2lb weight savings come from, no need now. I’m guessing that 1/2lb comes from using an in house highback and straps. And someone mentioned titanium somewhere. Any difference’s in the baseplates/heelcup department? ie. incompatibility with Bent Metal highbacks/ankle straps?That was Pontus August 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm #628221 summersgone 820 PostsThanks for the correction Will, thought that you were welding them from Helium or performing some sort of voodoo. :scratch: I was freaking out all morning. 3.75lbs is still very light, and I know still 110g lighter then the competition too! Keep up the good work, excited to get on the Blaze’s this winter. Send them to Backcountry Experience in Durango ASAP! August 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm #628222 SkateBananas 178 Postsi was told the straps and highbacks are custom and the baseplates are likely not compatible with others. August 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm #628223 PedroDelfuego 758 PostsI just got a press release from Spark.Dear Spark Fans,The next generation is here…we proudly present our new Blaze splitboard binding for the 2010/2011 season:http://www.sparkrandd.com/2010/08/We are still in the process of getting our website updated for this season … but as always, if you are receiving this email, you are on our e-notification list and we will keep you posted on product updates and availability as they happen throughout the season.Thanks for your stoke throughout the summer; your energy and enthusiasm is contagious.Sincerely,the crew at Spark R&D—Spark R&D http://www.sparkrandd.com firstname.lastname@example.org 406.580.7674 August 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm #628224 Ecobrad 2068 PostsVery nice. 1/2 lb. reduction is huge. Good job Will and others. August 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm #628225 maniacdave 564 PostsDamnit, no baseplate only option for the Blaze or the Fuse this year…That was Pontus Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 22 total) 1 2 →You must be logged in to reply to this topic.