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  • #648136
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Just posted a short video on the splitboard.com facebook page. There will be another one up shortly there and I’ll embed them both here soon.

    #648156
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    I just watched the vid on the SB.com facebook page. My head basically exploded. That system looks pretty amazing. Thanks for posting that. :thumpsup:

    #648157
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    You bet!

    Here’s the first one :headbang:

    [vimeo:38xs4mbl]http://www.vimeo.com/35870589[/vimeo:38xs4mbl]

    And the Edison

    [vimeo:38xs4mbl]http://www.vimeo.com/35870927[/vimeo:38xs4mbl]

    #648158
    classicauto
    152 Posts

    Wow, edison will truly be a game changer!!! Awesome work spark!

    #648159
    b0ardski
    251 Posts

    Looks nice, simple, techy, versatile, fewer parts,:-) hope we don’t need to take out a second mortgage;-/
    wish it wasn’t limited 30 degrees, seems like it should have infinte angles. Now streamline the baseplate and some mount hole for bomder bails and lose all the bulky straps and highback. I’m thinking the new skins will be awesome.
    The collapsible poles are a great idea but irrelevant for me.
    Not trying to rain on the parade here, I’m thrilled to see some innovation and advancement from last century’s technologies. :headbang: :rock: :clap: :bow:

    #648160
    mjd
    40 Posts

    There not finished tweaking it yet and they’re still working on the onboard riser component but Jeff said the price point may come in around 6-700 for the interface and bindings.

    #648161
    b0ardski
    251 Posts

    $700 :scratch:
    Fannie mae here i come
    NOT
    Guess I’ll have to stick with rughty’s triad bomber plates and custom canted overlap pucks :thumbsup:
    $1000 board, $700 binders, $200 skins, $150 poles,
    Thank god dirtbag bums like me have diy ghetto options

    #648162
    classicauto
    152 Posts

    The ease of a DIY split with that setup will be the shining star I think. Now you only need to add your chinese hook bolts, tip and tail rivets and a couple T nuts for the touring brackets. Genius!

    #648163
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    ^^Totally agree, Sparks definitly upping the ante next year. Being able to throw the pucks onto any DIY cut board without adding extra t-bolts for the stance is Plush

    #648164
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    I don’t think the interface is going to be $700. Jeff quoted me a much lower price that he was shooting for. A few hundred less…

    #648165
    Bjorgvin
    74 Posts

    Is it a complete with tour mode hardware?
    I am thinking of mounting the ride pucks on a solid board choosen for the day out, and throw the tour mode hardware on a couple of DIY approach skis. Just for those days when you need travel a bit out from the resort lifts for offpiste.

    #648166
    KGN
    215 Posts

    Pretty clever stuff. Will be interesting to see how it does in the field, with ice and snow. Price will be interesting as well. You would save by splitting your own board, but the bindings/interface need each other so you have to get the bindings instead of using what you have. Using the same bindings for your solid is a big plus though.

    Not sure how well they will do in the poles department, I was touring on the weekend and I was thinking I should buy stock in black diamonds poles. Seems everyone has them 😉

    Im super happy to see Spark come out with this stuff though, they will be giving the other companies a big run for their money if they work well outside.

    #648167
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    I agree think this system looks pretty amazing and I will be curious to hear people’s experiences with any snow/ice packing issues as they see some vert. If there is some sort of a camming mechanism or a way to adjust the locking system to deal with parts that wear in, the interface could be rock solid.

    I will also be curious to see how they do a crampon. Right now there is a gaping hole in the base plate where the Mr Chops riser bar would touch the binding.

    Hopefully they will stock up on extra touring brackets and pucks so that people can mount this system on a couple of boards and only have to buy one binding.

    #648168
    RossM
    39 Posts

    I think it’ll be interesting to see how well the new system works with DIY boards. Not having to drill out and epoxy for t-nuts will be great, but if the two halves of the baseplate fit flush on a standard board, what happens when you take a sawblade-width kerf out of the middle of the board? Seems like if you use your existing inserts your edges won’t mate under the baseplate. I hope they have a plan, the system looks really nice!

    #648169
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    @RossM wrote:

    if the two halves of the baseplate fit flush on a standard board, what happens when you take a sawblade-width kerf out of the middle of the board?

    The bolt holes seem to have a few extra mm of lateral width (i.e. a short slot, rather than just a round hole), so the pucks can be moved horizontally. You may need to do this on a factory split too, since not all boards have totally precise manufacturing tolerances for the insert positions. Unless you use a crazy wide blade, I would guess there will be enough adjustment to accommodate the kerf.

    #648171
    RossM
    39 Posts

    @philip.ak wrote:

    @RossM wrote:

    if the two halves of the baseplate fit flush on a standard board, what happens when you take a sawblade-width kerf out of the middle of the board?

    The bolt holes seem to have a few extra mm of lateral width (i.e. a short slot, rather than just a round hole), so the pucks can be moved horizontally. You may need to do this on a factory split too, since not all boards have totally precise manufacturing tolerances for the insert positions. Unless you use a crazy wide blade, I would guess there will be enough adjustment to accommodate the kerf.

    You’re right, just took another look at the photos earlier in the thread. If this system proves to work well they’ll definitely be a more user-friendly DIY solution than the Voiles.

    #648172
    JimmyC
    351 Posts

    Wow—you guys are right, it is a good time to be a splitboarder.

    #648173
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    @aksltxlt wrote:

    ^^Totally agree, Sparks definitly upping the ante next year. Being able to throw the pucks onto any DIY cut board without adding extra t-bolts for the stance is Plush

    This…making me think twice now about fully mounting up my DIY project this year. I just taped/measured everything for cutting this weekend. I may just split and mount the tip, tail, chinese clips and risers and wait before mounting the pucks. I don’t “need” to have a spare split right now, especially with the way the Tahoe season has been turning out this year.

    @philip.ak wrote:

    Hopefully they will stock up on extra touring brackets and pucks so that people can mount this system on a couple of boards and only have to buy one binding.

    and this…A stack of solid/spilt boards+interfaces and one bomber binding for all of them. We can hope!

    @KGN wrote:

    Pretty clever stuff. Will be interesting to see how it does in the field, with ice and snow. Price will be interesting as well. You would save by splitting your own board, but the bindings/interface need each other so you have to get the bindings instead of using what you have. Using the same bindings for your solid is a big plus though.

    and finally this…

    @JimmyC wrote:

    Wow—you guys are right, it is a good time to be a splitboarder.

    We’re in the early innings for advancement in splitboarding. Unfortunately for our wallets it means lots of upgrades tempting you each season. But hell, it feels like the late-80’s, early 90’s again with the pace of advancements and I FRIGGEN LOVE IT!!! :thumbsup: :headbang:

    #648174

    tis a special time in split history

    #648175
    rughty
    620 Posts

    I would think they would’ve included some sort of technology that works with chomps or any split crampon for that matter.

    People were and still are so worried about the complexity of karakoram’s incorporated pin mechanism and now praise spark for doing the same thing on this interface. It is quite silly.

    I am glad to see some more technology incorporated into interface technology. :thumpsup: These are pretty!

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