Think about what binding setup you're going to get before you start buying hardware.
Def need to do some more research on binding/hardware setups before I take the plunge on those. Initially I had thought about running regular bindings with a Voile universal kit, but my buddy reminded me that it would be a shame to do that to this beautiful board. Seems like alot of debate out there between the Voile, Spark and Karakoram products...
Nice! You are going to enjoy the flat section under the touring bracket. It alleviates most of the traction issues people associate with an RC split. The Prospector is almost as sure footed in touring mode as a conventional camber, yet has all of the advantages of rocker.
My personal opinion if you want a nice balance between cost and performance is use the Voile hardware and go with last year`s Sparks. The Blaze are the cheapest and the highback is soft if you like a softer flexing binding. The Burners are a stiffer, beefier binding with upgraded straps but cost a tad more.
In any event, the LT brackets are definitely worth the extra cost. They provide a much more solid, stable touring interface than the Voile brackets and you save a little weight because you can use the aluminum pins because the LT brackets have brass bushings. Don`t use aluminum pins with Voile brackets though as they will wear very rapidly.
Yeah, tim and joe... have to get out this year sometime. Be nice if we did it on an actuall snow pack. ill be bumpin around highway 2 most of the winter. Hasnt really been too bad so far, just takes a little extra leg work.