Spark R&D Afterburner Binding

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The Spark R&D AfterBurner is stiff and powerful for big mountain charging. Featuring the new Tesla System, this binding keeps a solid baseplate for max stiffness Spark R&D's bigger riders can trust. The highback is super stiff both torsionally and fore-aft for the aggressive rider looking for response. Ankle straps are wide and supportive and toe cap straps keep the rider firmly in place at mach speed. Includes Tesla touring bracket. Snap Ramps: No more pins. No more cables. Just lock down the toe ramp for both touring and riding. Side-Lock Touring Brackets: Clog-free to make switchovers efficient and painless. Integrated crampon mounting claws. Fatty Climbing Wires: Dual height, full width, and built right into the baseplate. Easily operated with the basket of your pole. Voile Puck Compatible: Fully compatible with Voile splitboard pucks - The most functional way to attach your bindings to your board in ride mode. Sabertooth Crampon Compatible: Super easy to slide in and slide on the fly. Keeps full teeth in the snow with either climbing wire height. "10 out of 10. The most innovative change in splitboarding since the first Spark binding". - Backcountry Magazine. Tesla System: The new Tesla System is the culmination of Spark R&D's years on the skin track, riding backcountry, and their devotion to detail back at the drawing board. Tesla is Spark R&D's new splitboard binding anatomy with touring brackets, crampons, and climbing wires all working together with no unnecessary moving parts - just clean, simple design that raises the bar in splitboard binding technology and performance once again. For the ultimate big-mountain backcountry experience, you'll want the efficient functionality, stiff flex and industry-leading performance of the Spark R & D AfterBurner Splitboard Bindings. Snap Ramps: Spark R&D's new, hinged toe ramp design locks you into touring and ride modes with just one moving part for super fast transitions. No pins, no cables, no fiddle factor. Side-Lock Touring Brackets: Clog-free brackets make switchovers efficient and painless. Slide bindings from left to right onto the offset brackets, lock down the toe ramp and you're set for touring. New Sabertooth crampon mounting claws for quick and easy installation and removal; you never even have to unstrap. Fatty Climbing Wires and Heel Rests: Now integrated into the binding baseplate, Spark R&D's new 12 and 18 degree climbing wires provide skinning stability and Achilles comfort on the way up. Designed the full width of the binding, they put your edging power right where it belongs - on the edges! Easily operated with the basket of your ski pole. Wires step down onto heel rest designed to take the brute force off of your top sheet, and keep your wires from ever collapsing. Highbacks: The Highback is soft tortionally while stiff fore-aft. Features the widest range of lean on the market (25 degrees forward lean, to -5 degrees for touring - an industry first). Straps: Pre-curved ankle and toe straps are minimal and lightweight, yet comfortable and durable. Buckles and Plastics: Low profile and bomber. Baseplate Design: The bindings keep a solid baseplate for max stiffness our bigger riders can trust. Integrated toe strap attachment reduces weight and part count. Voile Puck Compatiblity: The time-tested Voile pucks remain the most functional, and snow-clearing way to attach your splitboard bindings to the board in ride mode. These puck parts can be bought from your dealer or through Spark R&D's online store. When paired with a factory splitboard and Voile pucks, the Tesla system is ready to ride. Tesla System bindings are also compatible with DIY pucks. Standard Weight: 3.51 lbs/pair [1592 g] (Medium). Available Color(s): Black, Oxblood

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Featuring the all-new Tesla mounting system, the Spark R&D AfterBurner Splitboard bindings are stiff and powerful. With solid baseplates, these bindings are geared toward your aggressive riding style.

- REI