For the split nerds, who have to have the latest and greatest. The Spark R&D Afterburner Splitboard Baseplate Kit delivers just that, the newest Tesla System tech for your old Spark R&D bindings. Just switch the heelcup and straps to the new Tesla Magneto Baseplate and install the new touring brackets and you're set. The latest and greatest from Spark R&D.
Tesla System New for Spark R&D is the Tesla System. Gone are the days of fiddling with the pins in the snow. With the Tesla System, simply slide the binding into the tour bracket and lock down the tow ramp and your set.
Compatible with Spark R&D Sabretooth Splitboard Crampons
Baseplate is machined from a single piece of aluminum without cutouts for increased stiffness.
Some assembly required.
Includes baseplate, Tesla bracket, heel plate, and a bunch of screws
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Comments about Spark R&D Afterburner Splitboard Baseplate Kit 2014:
EVO Note: This conversion kit cannot be used on 11/12 and prior bindings without an additional $25 heel loop from Spark. The holes on the old heel cup do not transfer over to the new baseplate. This is not mentioned on the site, nor offered as a purchase. Must be corrected.
Review: I have not had these out on the snow yet due to the above, but the lack of pins is a SIGNIFICANT upgrade in functionality. The Spark system was always self clearing and the elimination of the pin works great. The incorporation of the risers into the baseplate provides a less wobbly base to stand on and looks to be easier to operate with a pole. Plus the riser base support should give a little more room to make stance adjustments compared to dual wire risers of the past.
Cannot wait to get these out on tour (but need more snow first)