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Old 12-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah buddy!

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Should be a good week for splitting hopdfully.

Psa.. z poles for 40$ at second ascent in ballard.
Yeah Ale, I gotta get out with ya sometime this season too. I'm still kicking myself for not meeting up with you guys when Gary was in town last year.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So how long were you going into the back country before you decided to get one?
Basically just sidecountry up until now, so this will finally open up all new terrain.

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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...
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i don't like k-clips. i wouldn't bother with them personally.

for bindings i'd go with sparks from this year, or 2nd hand ones from previous years for cheap since so many people will be upgrading this season.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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fwiw...from my informal poll last year of asking around up here, its pretty much sparks...simplicity = reliability (3:1) over K's and V's were discouraged.

and this year, sold my burners for some afterburners....imo the whole weight thing is splitting hairs and durability and ease trumps weight...at least for my short day/slack hikes
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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In any event, the LT brackets are definitely worth the extra cost.
100000000x for sure.

I love my Spark Burners too. You won't be disappointed if you go that direction.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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.
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My k clips on my sl have also loosened up though. They do not hold nearly as tight as they did.

Add a little duct tape around the loop and they'll snug back up again.
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Finally, waiting since Oct. today the afterburners arrive. But no Sabertoothes...backordered ....found some on-line in stock...ordered. Perhaps a new years skin to burn off some of the xmass fat.
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Finally, waiting since Oct. today the afterburners arrive. But no Sabertoothes...backordered ....found some on-line in stock...ordered. Perhaps a new years skin to burn off some of the xmass fat.
Congrats bro. Dreaming of pow.
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