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10-30-2014 09:27 AM
deagol Thanks Neni....

I installed the pucks last night without the gaskets and things seem OK. Of course, that is without actually riding. It's weird that the spark directions made no mention of them.

I guess a new thread could be good.
10-30-2014 03:29 AM
neni The "puck gaskets" are these thin soft rubber thinggies? They are set up under the pucks to reduce vibration (hard rubber pucks directly on hard top sheet would vibrate), not matter if Tesla or not.
It's bit of a fiddling process to set the pucks up, aligned correctly and with the right angles matching the inserts... put the pucks on the alignment plate and play around with the insert slots, you may need to turn the discs 90 or 180 to match the inserts for your desired angle. If you have both disks matched perfectly, you may want to put a tape on them to fix them temporary on the alignement plate cos they shouldn't move a mm or they won't fit the inserts anymore or you begin all over again . Then adjust the gaskets to fit under the pucks and attach the pucks. Done.

The first times it will take some force (i was swetting and swearing a lot) to slide the bindings on the pucks, don't be surprised if bit of material is scraped off of the pucks. Move the bindings back n forth several times at home, till they glide easily (you don't want to have to do this in the cold derp snow on the mtn during transition ).

BTW: your split questions are a bit hidden in this thread... other splitboarders would surely have hints as well but probably won't read this thread. You may want to start a split thread...?
10-30-2014 12:13 AM
deagol OK, I have a question for those splitboarders out there...

if setting up the Spark Tesla bindings with the Voile pucks, are the "Puck Gaskets" used at all? they don't get mentioned in the Tesla setup instructions..

Thanks
10-24-2014 06:06 PM
deagol
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
On the Venture? Now I'm jealous... been eyeballing 'em, especially the Zephyr, but they're like unicorns over here.
I decided to go with Venture since (in part) they are located pretty close to a place I used to live (Durango) and I have been to Silverton so many times... it feels kind of like "home"

When I lived there, the Silverton ski area wasn't there yet, but I have been snowshoeing in the spot it was built on...

Also, they say it's a very durable board... good for powder

I went with the Spark Magneto bindings since they seem to be lighter and I didn't want to spend the maximum amount of $$ possible. They seemed like a good compromise. My next paycheck is now totally wiped out..... LOL

I have too many hobbies- all of them expensive.

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I've never had issue with my old karakoram and the new prime system should be here soon. I'll do a review after a few days on them.
saw those on their website.. look nice, but $$$$$$ !

Edit: just ordered the Sabre-tooth crampon and the heel hold-down kit and the Spark climbing skins...... my credit card is now officially on fire.
I am suffering from buyer's remorse mixed with anxious anticipation.
10-24-2014 05:58 PM
binarypie I've never had issue with my old karakoram and the new prime system should be here soon. I'll do a review after a few days on them.
10-24-2014 05:44 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by deagol View Post
Edit: pulled the trigger.. have some buyer's remorse, but excited.
On the Venture? Now I'm jealous... been eyeballing 'em, especially the Zephyr, but they're like unicorns over here.
10-24-2014 01:38 PM
deagol
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We use the Spar Afterburner Tesla system - no more pins, very easy to use, also a click system. Been looking at the Karakorum only shortly cos I disliked the pins of the older Sparks, but the guy in the shop advised against them due to the price (he's a nice guy) and since they can be delicate/freeze (have never used them myself, I only ruminate his info) but recommended the Tesla.
Thanks again Neni.
I am looking at the Sparks also for the same reason ($$)
and looking at a Venture Storm probably over a Jones Solution...

So much to learn.

Edit: pulled the trigger.. have some buyer's remorse, but excited.
10-24-2014 12:51 PM
neni
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anyone use the Karokoram binding with these? are there additional parts needed in addition to them?
Thanks
We use the Spar Afterburner Tesla system - no more pins, very easy to use, also a click system. Been looking at the Karakorum only shortly cos I disliked the pins of the older Sparks, but the guy in the shop advised against them due to the price (he's a nice guy) and since they can be delicate/freeze (have never used them myself, I only ruminate his info) but recommended the Tesla.
10-24-2014 12:42 PM
deagol
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GST


BTW: two '14 Solutions in the family quiver. No quality issues so far. (Also not with the two '14 solids; the '13 solid - by Nidecker - had a slight manufacturing error but was replaced). Do I have to mention that I like their boards...?
anyone use the Karokoram binding with these? are there additional parts needed in addition to them?
Thanks
10-24-2014 12:33 PM
neni
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Who makes Jones now?
GST


BTW: two '14 Solutions in the family quiver. No quality issues so far. (Also not with the two '14 solids; the '13 solid - by Nidecker - had a slight manufacturing error but was replaced). Do I have to mention that I like their boards...?
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