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  • #600826
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    You should make the pin an electro-magnet that requires a few D batteries, that ought to solve this highly complex problem 😆

    I’ll be taking the ignitions out tomorrow for their maiden voyage on Berthoud pass if any CO folks want to join me. I might even let you try them out.

    Greenish tacoma w/ topper, I’ll be rolling solo, light blue jkt and tight black eider pants 😉 😉

    #600827
    Will
    377 Posts

    Actually, to be strong enough I think you’d have to tote a car battery in your backpack, but it’s all in the name of performance. 😉

    In other news, I’ve got about 20 pairs of complete bindings left, more info here:
    http://sparkrandd.typepad.com/the_spark_rd_blog/

    I’ve notified the next 40 people in line via email, hopefully I’m not ending up in your junkmail. Here’s the current waiting list:
    http://sparkrandd.typepad.com/the_spark_rd_blog/waiting-list.html

    I hope you’re all out splittin’ today. I’m at work, but only because I’ll be off exploring with lewmt, dentalflosstycoon, nomad, telegirl, and some other stragglers later next week.

    #600828
    eknomf
    34 Posts

    email and paypal info sent – I want a set!

    #600829
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    See my post on “what’s in your backpack” and see that I carry a marine battery just in case I have to give my ticker a jolt after a heart stopping encounter with an avalanche, tough skin up, or heavenly epic ride down. You mean I can use that the electromagnetically keep all my binding hardware in place? Sweet!

    #600830
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    Holy s@#t! I made it to #1! Unfortunately, a broken fibula will keep me off my board for a few weeks, and med bills need to be paid. Maybe I’ll get some for some epic spring tours I’m hoping to get in. I’ve been jonesing to try the sparks for a while, and now that I see all the positive feedback, I’m jonesing even more.

    #600831
    Mr. splita
    23 Posts

    Whats up Will I e-mailed you a couple times about getting on the waiting list.My name is Peter Lynn so you might see a waiting list request through some other ave.I not sure if I’ve gotten through to you so I figured I post a request on here.I know your busy as shit so no worries peace out.

    #600832

    Took my split out with ignitions on its maiden voyage today. I can’t offer a comparison as today was the first time I’ve been on a split, but I can offer a comparison of someone with no split experience on a split to a solid board: no difference. Conditions were soft so I’m sure mileage varies with ice/crust/crud maybe even corn. But riding that board (S 68) with those bindings…just like riding pow on my baron except no shoes on my back.

    It was rad. Splits are coolest.

    #600833
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @BastrdSonOfElvis wrote:

    Took my split out with ignitions on its maiden voyage today. I can’t offer a comparison as today was the first time I’ve been on a split, but I can offer a comparison of someone with no split experience on a split to a solid board: no difference. Conditions were soft so I’m sure mileage varies with ice/crust/crud maybe even corn. But riding that board (S 68) with those bindings…just like riding pow on my baron except no shoes on my back.

    It was rad. Splits are coolest.

    Sweet, dude. Glad you enjoyed your maiden voyage. Your stoked.

    #600834
    ednapier
    18 Posts

    Question for Will.

    I was going to email you, but I thought others might want to know too.

    When are you going to switch production to G2/G3? Next season?

    I’m pretty far down the list (106 from 141 though: I’m getting there!), should I still be looking for Bent Metals? I’ve seen plenty of Rides, so it got me thinking.

    Cheers,

    Ed

    #600835
    stomppow
    150 Posts

    Ed, you don’t have to get Bent Metals, the kit you order from Will has everything you need.

    I just got mine. YeeeeEEEaa, buttery smooth on the voile pucks right out of the box, massive improvement, mainly in board/binding connection, attachment and pin system, as well as the highback quick adjust… can’t wait to ride’em, there was a little bonus item in there too 😉 yah!

    #600836
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    Will,

    I just thought I would point out that you just shipped me pads in a padded envelope. Did you think they would break in the mail? 😆 At least there wasn’t any duct tape this time 😉

    Just giving you a hard time again bud, thanks for the pads.

    Mike

    #600837

    If anybody is on the list and doesn’t want to wait, I’m selling a pair of last year’s bent metal missionary binders that I don’t need. They are brand spankin new. You can buy these and buy Will’s baseplates which I think he has a surplus of, right Will?

    The binders are silver and the straps are a little different than this years. They’re yours for $110, about $40 off. Pick up along 50 in CO or pay for shipping. They even come in Will’s famous duck tape box!

    #600838
    Will
    377 Posts

    Negatory BSOE, I’m out of baseplates right now. More are on the way from my sheetmetal guys. I’ll start a new thread when the new ones are coming off the line.

    #600839
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    Congrats, Will… that rules!

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #600840
    B-P
    134 Posts

    saw a pic in another thread of these mounted up on a pair of drakes. i know it would take you a TON of effort to check the fitment on every binding out there, but do these baseplates generally fit most other binders?

    #600841
    radam
    25 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    @karma surf wrote:

    The sliding on/off is spectacular

    I must be doing something wrong. Maybe I’ll try putting different pucks on.

    Are most people using well-seasoned pucks for easy out-of-the-box fit with Sparks? How much sanding have people with new pucks been having to do?

    I have new pucks and have sanded the heck out of them. Both the top, sides, and bottom of the ‘slider’ area. I can finally slide the binders most of the way on with excessive force. To get them off I’ve had to sit with the board flat on the floor, shoes on top holding the board flat to the floor, and straining while pulling with both hands and entire upper body. Whew! 😡 The pucks are aligned and the Voile tracks go on and off easily. Guess I’ll keep sanding away…

    I also noted that the bottom rivets on the binders run on the topsheet. I put a strip of duct tape on the board to protect it (new Mojo 166) when sanding and the rivet heads have been tearing the tape. Guessing they should be that close (?). I do have the gaskets under the pucks.

    Thanks.

    #600842
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @radam wrote:

    @bcrider wrote:

    @karma surf wrote:

    The sliding on/off is spectacular

    I must be doing something wrong. Maybe I’ll try putting different pucks on.

    Are most people using well-seasoned pucks for easy out-of-the-box fit with Sparks? How much sanding have people with new pucks been having to do?

    I have new pucks and have sanded the heck out of them. Both the top, sides, and bottom of the ‘slider’ area. I can finally slide the binders most of the way on with excessive force. To get them off I’ve had to sit with the board flat on the floor, shoes on top holding the board flat to the floor, and straining while pulling with both hands and entire upper body. Whew! 😡 The pucks are aligned and the Voile tracks go on and off easily. Guess I’ll keep sanding away…

    I also noted that the bottom rivets on the binders run on the topsheet. I put a strip of duct tape on the board to protect it (new Mojo 166) when sanding and the rivet heads have been tearing the tape. Guessing they should be that close (?). I do have the gaskets under the pucks.

    Thanks.

    I have none of those problems on fairly new pucks.

    #600843

    Brand new pucks, just need a little elbow greese. Haven’t done any sanding…I like the tight fit.

    #600844
    Will
    377 Posts

    B-P: I would say that in general they won’t fit most bindings, there’s quite a variety of mounting hole patterns on the heelcups. I can send you a pdf with the hole pattern if you want to check it against your binders, send an email to will@sparkrandd.com.

    radam: Hmmm. Do you think it’s the rivets rubbing on the top sheet that’s causing the tight fit, or how the binding grips the pucks? If it’s the rivets you can shave a little off with a file, I’d only do that if one has a high point sticking up. If it’s the track gripping the pucks sanding the pucks is the only fix that’s easy to do. You might want to use a sanding block to ensure that you’re sanding them flat. Glad to hear you have the gaskets in place. If you’re still having trouble email me some pics and we’ll get it figured out.

    #600845
    stomppow
    150 Posts

    radam, sounds like you might have installed the two pucks a little out of line… try loosening both the pucks on one ski, but keeping the other 2 pucks tight, and installing the bindings. gently slide the bindings off and then tighten the loose pucks in their perfect position

    Sometimes even just the action of screwing in one screw completely while the other is loose can rotate the puck slightly out of line. Try tightening the screws together with single turns each until they’re both tight.

    also you can lube’er up a tiny bit

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