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don’t have 7 minutes to kill? haha
I know its very rare, but I’ll mention it anyway – an ABS pack my friend demo’d we fired off when we brought it back because the guy said we could.
When he pulled the trigger, one bag came out, the other blew apart the stitching inside the pack and inflated against his back, inside the bag itself
The rep told us he’s seen it before – but that its rare. And then asked which model he’d like to buy lol
A good reason for two bags I guess, however it didn’t give me a real awesome feeling about ABS especially considering the relative uselessness of the packs they offer.
You can see the deployment in question in my video in the trip reports section.
The ABS packs are terrible feature wise, in my opinion, for anything aside from the 15L for a heli day.
Using them to tour with is just a series of comprimses. Unfortunatley, getting a better oriented pack means adding weight, considering most of the larger ABS packs are literally just one big cave.
I’m waiting to see in my hands some of the new mammut offerings, and personally, I think the jones airbag pack for next season looks amazing. All the features I love in a normal touring pack + airbag. Doesn’t seem to get better – but who knows what it will look like when it rolls out let alone how well it will truly work.
Have a look at the arva axis, saw one in action and have to say, pretty impressed. Really like the refresh/recycle time while doing a fine search.
FWIW The firstlight pucks I bought didn’t have any screws. Shows them on the image on the page but came with zero. Wasn’t worrying about it I have lots but figured with the price and the fact that they’re shown, they would come with.
Sorry for that miss. hope it wasn’t too much of an inconvenience.
If I ever get back over there its my :guinness:
no worries! They’re working good 🙂
FWIW The firstlight pucks I bought didn’t have any screws. Shows them on the image on the page but came with zero. Wasn’t worrying about it I have lots but figured with the price and the fact that they’re shown, they would come with.March 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm in reply to: Heel hang with the sparks burners and jones solution #666640
The board in this pic has the pucks in full-ahead mode.
Unless your heel edge puck is nearly touching the center cut of the board, you aren’t in full ahead mode.
I can center out size 13 boots with this config, can’t see that 10’s are an issue. It does take a lot of tinkering though.
Nice looking lines dusty! You use your new friend as a hand warmer? He’s cute
I’ll see you there! Snow cave split mode all the way.March 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm in reply to: WANTED: Parts for spark blaze bindings in Rossland area #666271
Track down any Union binding straps/ladders/ratchets. If these are the 10/11 blaze (I’m assuming since you say bolts in the toe strap) the union parts will fit right on.
EDIT: To clarify, the ladder/ratchets have different tooth count, so a union ladder will attach to the binding, but won’t mesh with the spark ratchet. If you go to union parts – change all of strap assembly.
how did you cut the plate? water jet? edm?
I have a splitting friend who really wants to buy a Jones as his next board because of “everything JJ has done for the sport.”
Yes, and what about all the companies who showed dedication to the backcountry by building and selling splits long before it blew up?
I have more attachment to small companies, probably because I run a small business, but I certainly feel that the ones who’ve been in the game longest deserve more payback than they probably recieve.February 9, 2013 at 12:25 am in reply to: Blaze Spark R&D Splitboard binding NEW ($200 shipped) #665847
awesome price, im amazed theres no replies haha
I ride 10/11 blazes, there were no burners when I stepped up my bindings into the 21st century.
I get on alright. But I’m the last person to blame equipment for anything related to my riding.
I did retrofit newer burton ankle ratchets/ladders onto the binding – but the straps and rest are all blaze.
Maybe a little stiffer would help? Its certainly not hurting me though. I don’t ever really hear any no boarders complain that they need a stiffer binding to get on either 🙂
Can’t comment on the new version blaze/burners though never ridden them.
Disclaimer: I’m not a park rider. My shirts don’t cover my knees.
Thats pretty genius
grivel did that too I think< sorry I couldn't find a link
Thats pretty genius
Going to guess that any of the dealers listed on sparks web page probably have one:
I am beginning to feel that rocker is more of a intermediate rider technology/gimmick. I think that sufficient float can be achieved with good taper, flex and nose profile. This would get you the float you want, but not at the loss of effective edge length and contact. I have always selected boards with lots of effective edge, and my new rocker board seem strange at high speeds. I think with rocker boards you should actually size up, rather than size down. Rocker seems great at low speed on powder, but at high speeds your life depends on you effective edge and edge hold (literally!).
Interesting topic going on.
I would tend to disagree on this a bit as far as rocker being gimmicky…I think there are a few ways to skin the cat when it comes to float, and rocker is a way to do it for sure. The resulting ride is different when you don’t need the float on any design, rocker, taper etc. and what you choose to use to gain the float you’re after largely depends on how you can deal with its resulting charateristics.
In my case I shy away from taper boards due to boot size and riding stance, my back foot is always more centered and any hard pack I encounter with a taper my backfoot is always more booted out than my front – very sketchy. So for my float needs I choose more help from a little nose rocker. A furberg is the only taper board I think might fit me.
Maybe its just because I like a little rocker that I think its acceptable lol
Another tip for skins in the field for quick yo yo laps is rolling them up….I would NOT store the skins like this, but rolling them up individually is quick to do, even quicker to unfold (literally just toss them and hang onto the tip) and makes for quick transitions. But don’t store them like that or the hair might bond to the glue.
looks like nice pow!
I’m surprised at the conditions you flew in! Looked rough when they were pulling it out of the hanger lol