Forums Bindings Spark R&D Spark R&D now in Broduction, official preorder list Viewing 20 posts - 121 through 140 (of 147 total) ← 1 2 3 … 6 7 8 →Author Posts February 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm #600846 nothingmuch 358 PostsWoot! mine arrived in the mail and I’m all stoked for Chamonix.Thanks Will!Am I correct in guessing that these are the first to have made it outside NA? I was pretty high up on the list… February 13, 2008 at 5:17 pm #600847 ednapier 18 PostsI hear there’s a chap in Scotland with some! February 13, 2008 at 7:33 pm #600848 Will 377 PostsWow, those just showed up? I sent them a loooooong time ago. Must be Israel customs. That is the first cat I’ve seen with them.I have sets in Canada, Germany, Finland, England and Japan right now. This blows my mind! The internet age is amazing. February 14, 2008 at 5:38 am #600849 nothingmuch 358 PostsYeah, israeli customs are my one true bane. There is nothing I hate more than the customs bureau.I’m only glad they didn’t hold it for further inspection (Then you would get them back in about 5 months because they never answer my faxes/phone).Congrats on the internationality, and here for a moment I thought I was special 😉I have them all set up and I can’t wait to ride them. I just hope the bent metal highback doesn’t give me too much trouble with my boots (la sportiva nuptse). I might need to get real snowboard boots in the end. February 27, 2008 at 4:19 am #600850 radam 25 PostsJust a follow-up to Will, SP, etc… Thanks for the tips. Did quite a bit more sanding with a sanding block a few weeks ago. Top and bottom edges of the pucks were VERY tight but finally got the binders to come off without throwing my back out. Also realigned the pucks as SP recommended. The Voile slidertracks work better than the puck template for that. Noticed that some rivets were tighter than others and the binder track would “jump” as it slides on the pucks, but seems to be breaking in now. Have gotten out on a few bc days since.Since I’ve never used the Voile slider tracks before I can’t compare but the Sparks work great! The BM toe straps work well as cap straps and the die-cut foam took away the heal hotspots (as I am using well worn Burton Hails). The pin lanyards work as long as they are not twisted. Only petty items is the adjustable toecap screw needs to be replaced with a real one as others noted.Thanks Will! @Will wrote: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 email@example.com: 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. February 29, 2008 at 2:55 am #600851 gotta split 10 PostsHey BSOE do you still have those BM. if so I would take them off your hands. PM if you still have them I’m in CB. Hope you still have them. March 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm #600852 Yoda 264 PostsAre the Spark bindngs going to be available before the snow melts this season? What number is being serviced right now? What’s the average production time for a pair of bindings? I really wanted a pair for this season to go with my new board, but at this rate I’m thinking I will see them in the middle of next season… roughly about a year from now. 🙁I assume Will is building them as fast as he can, but I’m growing impatient. Sorry for all the questions, but I need to know soon. At this rate it looks like I may be forced to buy some other brand of bindings and use the crappy Voile set-up so I can go ride.Tip for Will: Today sponsor people to help with production. Tomorrow sponsor team riders!!! 😉 March 11, 2008 at 8:11 pm #600853 Will 377 PostsInterestingly enough, Erik is upstairs right now taking apart all the bent metal bindings I bought!Yoda you’re number at about #59 or so right now, so it definitely won’t be next season. It took me a few months just to get my sourcing stuff figured out. Now it’s more streamlined so production can be more continuous. We appreciate your patience. March 11, 2008 at 10:34 pm #600854 LaughingAtYouClowns 74 PostsWill – nice looking product you’ve got going. TWo questions for you.1. What are my options if I don’t like the bent metal bindings?2. DO you have plans for a medium sized product?Appreciate your answers. LAYC March 11, 2008 at 10:46 pm #600855 nothingmuch 358 Posts @LaughingAtYouClowns wrote: 1. What are my options if I don’t like the bent metal bindings?2. DO you have plans for a medium sized product?Look at the many mods in the forum – bcrider has his set up to essentially be Burton C60s, someone else put drake straps/highbak, IIRC.As for the size – I think by moving the highback and playing with the straps you should have a very big range of sizes. My mountaineering boots are like a medium boot, but my snowboarding boots are fat (also upsized) and all it took was repositioning the highback a bit (there’s a pretty big range).Good luck March 12, 2008 at 1:53 am #600856 TK 47 Posts @Yoda wrote:At this rate it looks like I may be forced to buy some other brand of bindings and use the crappy Voile set-up so I can go ride.Whoa!,ru saying you’re grounded untill your sparks come (as in you literally have nothing to ride)?Dude PM me. I can puralator you a pair of last years Mission bindings (in medium) that I won’t be doing anything w/ this season anyway (you can just mail’em back when your sparks arrive). Sheesh. March 12, 2008 at 3:01 am #600857 Will 377 PostsLAYC: nothingmuch pretty much laid it out for you. What size boot do you wear? There’s a really big and a really small boot in the binders at the top of this thread. If anything I’ll probably do a size small in the future as the binders are wide if you have really small feet, but one rider with a women’s size 4 hasn’t complained. I’m not planning on working around any other bindings right now, but there are some other parts that people have gotten to work on the reviews thread and earlier in this one. April 9, 2008 at 8:14 pm #600858 treepilot 352 PostsWhat’s the scoop on these? The waiting list hasn’t been updated in forever… bueller, bueller? April 11, 2008 at 3:54 am #600859 Will 377 Posts1 Michael Henricks 2 Sam Hill 3 Chris Trudeau 4 ride_pow 5 ricorides 6 Mooney 7 paulinator 8 Nathan Uter 9 stomppow 10 Kevin Di Lullo 11 Derek DiLuzio 12 Travis Smith 13 Stefan Hoertnagl 14 WClumberjack 15 FLOWTORCH 16 Chris Ondercin 17 Cary Myers 18 Brendan Childs 19 Noah Winchester 20 blue 21 Steepy 22 jackhennigan 23 McLovin 24 cowboy 25 Michael Hampel 26 Tyler Mahoney 27 Travis Johnson 28 Sama Blackwell 29 THESYSTEMSPLIT 30 samblack 31 Patrick Flaherty 32 Jan Nordman 33 Matt the shop manager 34 stumpalama 35 Simon Bierbach 36 Jeremy Vashon 37 santi 38 Nathan Ryan 39 Craigh Hyslop 40 Dennis Sanders 41 Les Mennie 42 Dan Gates 43 Matt McDonald 44 Seth Jansen 45 Josh Carey 46 Joel Ophoff 47 Alex Baur 48 Steffen from Germany 49 Sang Ahn 50 gearsandbeers 51 Gabriel Gakwaya (from Vancouver) 52 Edward Call 53 Chris Egge 54 Jerome Bulle 55 Becky Miller 56 Trey Chandler 57 Zoltan Olah 58 Dax Kelm 59 Chris Doles 60 Steve Lim 61 Mark Weinrobe 62 Tim Rantz 63 Matthew Steinwand 64 Travers Smith 65 Amanda Allen 66 Erik Acanfora 67 Greg Erickson 68 Clint Morgan 69 Jim Jarnagin 70 Ryon Butterfield 71 Mike Kunka 72 Bryan Gleason 73 Justin Delemus 74 James Lane 75 Jeremy Birse 76 Mark Robinson 77 Adam West 78 Alice Gleason 79 Chris Piasecki 80 Bethany Hinchliffe 81 Christopher Edmands 82 Rob Martin 83 Lorne (Kalle) Osborne 84 Jamie Oakley 85 Frank Pickell 86 Stephen McMillan 87 Patrick Defreest 88 Thomas Mitchell (thomas_m) 89 Neil Waggoner 90 Greg Wallace-Freedman 91 David Palazzo 92 Gernot Eiler 93 Gabe Haffey 94 Hugo Kenyon 95 Wade (treepilot) 96 Ed Napier 97 Reid Warner 98 Andrew Stephenson 99 Dave Z 100 Kevin Dieterman 101 Matt Hoeft 102 Berthold Hummel 103 Peter Lynn 104 Joshua Wonner 105 Simon Wheaton 106 Douglas Erwin 107 David Parks 108 David Kang 109 Scott Nelson 110 Steve Petrik 111 Erik Snoslut 112 Matt Van Biene 113 Tim Ellis (shredhead) 114 Helge Hukari 115 Andrew Budgell 116 Sean Riley 117 Bryan McCarville 118 Josh Lagalo 119 Mike Stamy 120 Bruno Giustacchini 121 Dave Stubbs 122 Stephen Koch 123 Tim Dykema 124 Jesse Horn 125 Bill Green 126 Tom Sachtleben 127 Parker McAbery 128 Tree Jeff justhangingalong 129 Thomas Martens 130 Brian Totten 131 Tim Grimes 132 Sandy Graupner 133 Stefan Deimos 134 George Montoya 135 Phillip Decker 136 Mike Sleeper 137 Peter Barry 138 Greg Brown 139 Dan Munster 140 Marcello Libralato 141 Rob Roof 142 Willyo617 143 Dave Smith 144 Dave Gunhold 145 Matt Sherer 146 Srinath Vadlamani 147 Neil Miner 148 Karl Sanderson 149 Greg Giardina 150 Andrew Budgell 151 Mark Silverman 152 Dean Jasper 153 Ben Peterson 154 Jay Naylor 155 Phillip Stevenson 156 Sean Brumelle 157 Garrett Elwood 158 Jesse Wenzel 159 Nick Caselli 160 Rob Neilson 161 Tsondaboy 162 Javi from Spain 163 Louis from Switzerland 164 Dave Hughes 165 Brent Tingey 166 Conroy Nachtigall 167 Josh Ellis 168 Tim Nelson 169 Faye McKeand 170 Neil Baxter 171 Kate Peterson 172 Hans Solmssen 173 Vic Jamieson 174 Shaun Gillis 175 Yannis Panayotopoulos 176 Rupert Taylor 177 Aaron Kinsman 178 Bryan Bertsch 179 Micheal Janes 180 Nick Cowan 181 Vince Damico 182 Dave Flanagan 183 Wayne Nelson 184 Terrence Ingram 185 Darrel Hamilton 186 Greg Mueller 187 Toby Johnson 188 Kyle Krogh 189 Dennis Feeney 190 Corbin Massey 191 Linda Showers 192 Chris Andrew 193 Matt Cardis 194 Ben Eng 195 Ben Yeomans 196 Gib Begum 197 Clint Horan 198 Gibran Begum 199 Jon Tapper 200 S HENDERSON 201 Gunnar Westholm 202 Scott Henderson 203 David Kang 204 Clint (sneauxmonkey) 205 David Ferrante 206 Chris Jakober 207 Trent Robson 208 Robert Buchwald 209 Terry Schmidbauer 210 BCR 211 Shane ash 212 Steve Ellis 213 paul 214 David GATTI 215 Brian Bokken 216 Ludwig Bourdon 217 John Fleming 218 Dan Romero 219 Eric Telford 220 Shane Heupel 221 Mike Schwartz 222 Justin in California 223 Nick Frazee 224 Kingsley Hobson 225 Jeff Hildebrand 226 Robert Lamb 227 James Rowland 228 Randy Weber 229 Aaron Berne 230 Adam Ballantyne 231 Rob LuggieIt’s huge! Now serving #’s 1 – 45. The first lot that I busted out was largely an experiment, involving too much outside work and expense. The way things caught on it became very important to bring those things in house. So we bought a laser engraver, brought the machining in house requiring a few thousand in tooling, and learned how to make our own pins. I also designed the next binder and got the crampons out there (only in the last 24 hours, email notifications sent). More on that end:I’m pleased to unveil the Ignition II binding. This binder is built around the Bent Metal Restraint. This binding is a little lighter (989 g per binding with pin), has better hardware, and has a one piece molded highback for increased comfort. This highback also has convenient holes for rigging a booster strap for added edging power in touring mode. The highback is also tilted back more than on the Bent Metal Baseplates, so the lowest forward lean setting is more straight up, making for a longer stride on the flats. Ignition II completes sell for $365, baseplates only for $215. The hole patterns for the heelcups are different than the Bent Metal Missionary Bindings used with the Ignition I bindings. Restraint binding parts are not compatible with Ignition I bindings without modification. We will continue to stock the ignition I baseplates for people that want to use their own Missionary binding parts.Crampons are now ready for the Spark R&D Ignition bindings. Click here to see a youtube movie on them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dIq3sqTcCo. These crampons sell for $85 plus shipping. We currently have red and black, green and burnt orange available in the next week or so: We’ve also re-anodized some split hooks from our friends at Voile: It can be helpful in transitions to have different colored hooks on your board halves (one color on one half, one color on the other). These sell for $18 per pair or $35 for a set of four.Spare pin sets are also available for $28 We also have t-shirts for $10 in sizes xs through xl in many colors: We hope you’ve had a great winter, and are getting after it this spring and summer. If you’re interested in making any purchases just drop us an email or give us a call. I’m a sponsor of the http://www.wbfj.ca which looks like it’s going to be an awesome event. If you’re in Whistler next weekend drop by for a demo and say hi. My apologies for he slow production this winter, you’ve got to learn how to crawl before you learn how to run.Thanks for your support,Will Ritter, Owner Spark R&D April 11, 2008 at 4:05 am #600860 jimw 1421 PostsFKNA Will, perfect timing! Crampons on order, just in time for spring season in the Sierra. The new version of the binding looks sweet, the highback was one of the main issues I had with v.1. Keep up the great work, and have fun up there in BC! April 11, 2008 at 4:31 am #600861 schwalbster 321 PostsWow! I really like how the crampons work! On the fly is a huge advantage!And the new bindings look great! I better start saving!After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity. April 11, 2008 at 5:59 am #600862 fustercluck 668 PostsOK, so I know I got hurt and haven’t been able to to send you some money yet, but what happened to my #1 ranking?! Although I probably won’t be able to get me a pair until next season (yeah, I already have a list of gear for next season – it’s a sickness, I tell ya) I felt pretty cool being #1 at something for once in my life! For real, though, does the extra climbing bar give extra heel lift? It was a bit tough to tell in the video. If it does, you just completed the splitboard engineering Triple Crown – Sparks binders, easy install crampons, and multi position heel lifts. I can’t even think of any more improvements, unless you know of some secret edge and base materials that can’t be busted up on rocks, or skins that install with the flip of a switch. Hot damn, nice work! April 11, 2008 at 1:01 pm #600863 Shep 525 PostsWill, For mountain plates, do you think you could notch out the slider plate to fit the cross bar from your crampons? Of course, that would be voiding the warranty, and I would never do anything to void the warranty, but, uh, I’m just wondering, you know…😀 Thanks, Shep April 11, 2008 at 3:59 pm #600864 Mumbles 753 PostsFNA Will you rock. I’m eager to see my number come up. I love the drop in crampon with the free, locked and variable elevation mode. That was the best part of the burton system missing with the voile interface. I also like the Ignition II highback and strap design over the I series. It is fun to read the posts of your trials and tribulations getting you to this point. More impressive is how you are taking your time, getting tons of feedback and how stoked everyone is the moment their Sparks R&D care package arrives in the mail. I have been touring the past two trips in my soft bots and bindings vice my AT/plate bindings in anticipation of coming to the top of the your list. I may actually be in the next broduction period. It may be spring, but so what, I’ll find somewhere to ride. April 11, 2008 at 4:25 pm #600865 96avs01 875 PostsDamn what a fine setup! Can hardly wait for my set 😈165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks 163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s 162 FurbergChris Viewing 20 posts - 121 through 140 (of 147 total) ← 1 2 3 … 6 7 8 →The topic ‘Spark R&D now in Broduction, official preorder list’ is closed to new replies.