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  • in reply to: Tip/tail clips upgrade – Spark vs Karakoram #829931
    rughty
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    love the spark tip/tail clips. had lots of icing with my rear voile clip but my front Spark clip worked flawlessly. Great design.

    in reply to: Karakoram Ride Mode 2.0 #825020
    rughty
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    I was wondering when typical behavior of “triggered” millennials would rear it’s ugly head on a non political website. Anyone who has actually been around splitboarding for any period of time knows Russ and his intentions. It certainly isn’t monetarily driven. Maybe you should use a better investigating technique and look at the whole history before trying to find a single incident or two that still doesn’t show the validity of your claims against another snow slider!!! Grow up buddy………

    in reply to: Karakoram vs Spark #824849
    rughty
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    Both options are RAD!!! How much you want to spend?????

    in reply to: WTB High back for Sparks Women's ARC binding #799382
    rughty
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    I would email will at spark. He provides probably the best customer service I have seen when it comes to these types of issues!

    rughty
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    With all the new tech out there I have pretty much stopped doing conversions and since Triad was dissolved a few years back those aren’t a viable option anymore. I ride my modified first year Afterburners still and yet to even try out the crampons! So I don’t have any input on those. I would say that if you have the funds, I would throw down on the newest Sparks bindings. For the money, they are worth every penny. If you are on a budget and that’s why you want to stick with using the Voile crampons then you’ll have to find a binding that is pretty much as old as those crampons! Pins suck with all the options out there as I’m sure you are aware, but if you want them, I would be happy to convert some aluminum resort bindings for you to get you by until you get some new gear. I still have some Voile and Triad slider plates. I might even have some size large Ride bindings (I think the straps are shot or are mis-matching). I don’t charge for the sliders anymore since they aren’t in demand, just the prep and welding. Good luck to you in getting your setup dialed. Fortunately there are soooo many more options out there available now.

    in reply to: Community Splits #792314
    rughty
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    This is pretty sweet! So base cost for skis is 450 and up. What’s a split going to run I wonder. Also curious to see how they adapt to accommodate inserts and hardware.

    in reply to: The 2016/2017 Gear Thread #789035
    rughty
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    These are the soft/hard boots from APEX. Softboot with a hardboot shell. So I imagine the general consensus being to have the hardboot for the way up and the softboot for the way down. That’s pretty cool except…… Then you have to carry your bindings in your pack for the way up. That kind of sucks if you’re limited on space. If you decide to ride your hardboot shells for the way down, you might as well just have hardboots. I imagine that setup would be lighter anyways. Also these hardboot shells don’t appear to have the Dynafit toes which would make them better on the up. I would love to see them in person so I could play with them. The other downside is the cash you would have to drop just to modify the toe piece in goes from 900-1,300 bucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUCH……….

    in reply to: The 2016/2017 Gear Thread #788808
    rughty
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    looks like they introduced the tip/tail clips and k hook hardware into the core like they do with all the t nuts so the base has no penetrations. About time this happens!

    in reply to: New Voile Speed Rail Bindings #788452
    rughty
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    You are right. I see it now. That does certainly make a huge difference. On a different note…given Voile’s place in the binding market and how they continue to drive down costs to the consumer to gain market share (ie splitboard, shovel price points), following inline to the top dollar asking prices for bindings bucks this trend. With their previous models the low prices reflected an inferior design due to insufficient and gimmicky technology and a lack of a good ski crampon option. The speedrail at a lower price would reflect more current tech at a price that would keep them competitive.

    in reply to: New Voile Speed Rail Bindings #788439
    rughty
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    I like that Voile is finally getting into the pin less category. That being said…I will have to voice a little skepticism towards their apparent use of aluminum rail touring interface. I know this was designed for light weight but aluminum does not wear well. Especially when touring exerts such a wide range of forces when sidehilling/traversing compared to a flat approach. Not to mention the thousands of steps required to complete only 1 ascent. The wear would certainly take longer than the old style voile plates due to a larger contact surface area, but then again there is surface area lost due to not having a top when using a hook feature. The possibility also exists for damage to the top sheet or inability to install in ride mode if the hooks do bend. Just a few things to look for at first glance. They are a much better Voile option than their previous bindings up to this point. I would think 350 is a little steep and to gain marketshare they would need to come down a little in price.

    in reply to: WTB: looking for cheap bindings #786656
    rughty
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    I have a pair of Ride SPI’s i would be willing to convert unless you have an extra pair to send this way if you are interested.

    I have these baseplates:

    or standard voile slider plates. No powdercoat would be cheapest. 125 plus shipping? I’m trying to get rid of all my excess crap taking up room in the garage.

    Here are a couple of conversions I did a few years ago:

    Good luck in your search. Technology has really gotten quite good over the last few years and cheap really doesn’t exist in the binding market.

    in reply to: WTB: looking for cheap bindings #786595
    rughty
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    What size are you looking for and how much are you looking to spend?

    in reply to: Durable Approach Poles? #785657
    rughty
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    I use BD ellipticals… I’ve had 4-5 seasons on them and also use them for backpacking. Not sure if they still make them though. I haven’t looked for any in some time.

    in reply to: Anyone hike with a thermos? Recommendations? #784377
    rughty
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    I have a hydro flask growler for backpacking. I filled it straight from the tap the day before it was sitting in the sun on day 2. No temp or carbonation losses. It is a little heavy and bulky, but mine is 64oz. I would trust that all their bottles are this good!!!

    in reply to: Crazy Automatic Crampon mod? #784326
    rughty
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    Just playing in the garage last night. I have a few ideas to decrease weight, but this should do to get the point across.

    in reply to: Crazy Automatic Crampon mod? #784291
    rughty
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    This thread got me thinking about how I can mod my strap on crampons to be put on faster without all that damn webbing. I have had some precarious days on exposed faces trying to strap on crampons and that is certainly not ideal. Anybody else have thoughts on using snowboard binding straps, ski boot buckles or any other ideas for crampon mods for soft boots without the toe /heel welts?

    in reply to: New Splitboard Advice #784108
    rughty
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    That Milligram does look enticing and I would be interested in it as my next deck. Not sure about the shorter sidecut radius and lack of magnetraction. Being a light guy, I would expect the slower speed turns to be a bit easier on the Milligram. Somebody needs to invent White Carbon Fiber tho…Black is far too prone to icing. I’ll be looking forward to reading your review!

    in reply to: Voile Splitboard and Skin Quality and Questions #784030
    rughty
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    He’s the one who sent you the “shameless plug” /\ /\ /\

    in reply to: Crazy Idea #783991
    rughty
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    I would hate to take a beater and or get into a position where I could get a fistful of metal to the face.

    in reply to: New Splitboard Advice #783989
    rughty
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    Good to see you back Storn! I would have to jump on the Jones Solution bandwagon. It floats and rides through everything exceptionally well and inspires the utmost confidence when required!!! Really a no brainer when looking for an all around deck especially for directional riders like myself…

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