User Review: Spark R&D Blaze
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300
Awesome binding. No compromise, as good as a normal snowboard binding.
- Secure Burton straps
- Highback is responsive but flexy
- Huge decrease in weight from Voile Universal Sliders
These things are like night and day coming from the Voile Universal Sliders. They put you right down on the deck where you should be. They ride like a snowboard binding, are super light and are a responsive comfortable binding.
The ratchets are Burton ratchets and are great quality.
I have had no issues with the bindings icing up or packing with snow in touring mode.
Adjustable highbacks allow a huge amount of adjustment, straighten them up for touring mode, or lean them forward for aggressive carving on the descent.
Conveniently match the color scheme of my K2 Panoramic.
I would definitely recommend these. In my opinion, if you're going to get into splitboarding you have already made an investment (unless you made your own, in which the universal kit would probably be OK for moderate use) and these things will seal the deal.
For uncompromised performance and shredability, these bindings are a must have. They are worth the investment and I can see them lasting for a long time with the aluminium construction.