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  • #575809
    NatasKaput
    40 Posts

    what the heck is going on here, The Edison Interface?

    digging the b&w color combo and those new heel cups

    My love head wound and your free head wound
    Don't know but I even wanna try to be

    #648137
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    Sweet new inovations. Also the prime looks sick

    #648138
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Anyone know whats up with the disk in the binding in the first pic? Heelcups and highbacks look sweet

    #648139
    samh
    726 Posts

    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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    #648140
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    I hope that ladder strap is captured on the bottom somehow. I can imagine the reviews if they were allowed to fall out. 😯

    #648141
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Screw the binders, someone get more pics of that interface!!!

    #648143
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    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-trade-show-2012-gear-we-are-psyched-about/

    Edison in tour mode:

    Transitioning:

    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:

    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:

    #648142
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Pucks that overlap :bananas: Fuck yea I think I smell a revolution brewin 😛

    #648144
    KGN
    215 Posts

    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-trade-show-2012-gear-we-are-psyched-about/

    #648145
    ieism
    298 Posts

    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.

    [youtube:1557yc5q]xyEbhjBYyas[/youtube:1557yc5q]

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #648146
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    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 4×2 (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.

    #648147
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    @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??
    @Killclimbz wrote:

    For you DIY guys, you won’t need to t bolt pucks and such to your board. Just use the 4×2 (or 4) pattern. That takes a whole lot of work out of it.

    That’s freaking genius.

    #648148
    HikeforTurns
    1114 Posts

    Hell yeah Will! Cant wait to check these babies out!

    #648149
    NatasKaput
    40 Posts

    @samh wrote:

    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.

    sick, i was so floored by the Edison that i skipped right over taking a closer look the the refinements beyond the new heelcup

    My love head wound and your free head wound
    Don't know but I even wanna try to be

    #648150
    samh
    726 Posts

    @NatasKaput wrote:

    i was so floored by the Edison that i skipped right over taking a closer look the the refinements beyond the new heelcup

    And rightly so ; )

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    #648151
    mjd
    40 Posts

    Jeff took us through the set up on the Edison yesterday. I was blown away. Can’t wait for them rig up the baseplate risers. Nothing else out there like it.

    #648152
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    @mjd wrote:

    Jeff took us through the set up on the Edison yesterday.

    Is that all you are allowed to divulge? Should we look at grainy pics and guess, or can you explain what the mechanisms are? Better yet, decent pics? 🙂

    #648153
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Bare with me brother, show just ended today. 😀

    More pics, vids, and words coming soon! :thumbsup:

    #648154
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    @philip.ak wrote:

    I hope that ladder strap is captured on the bottom somehow. I can imagine the reviews if they were allowed to fall out. 😯

    It locks into place… 🙂

    Stoked on this refinement. No more carrying an odd size allen wrench in the kit and if you do need to replace the strap its super easy. :headbang:

    #648155
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    Got a short chance to drool over this stuff today. Unfortunately Edison and the new karakoram stuff was out of the building and on its way to ispo. Whoever said that 2012-13 is a great time to be a splitter was dead on.

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