The Spark R&D Tesla System is supereasy to handle. The change-over from Split- to Ride-Mode is done really fast. The rising-heels cover the whole boardhalfs, so you get more pressure to the edges and a better edgegrip on traverses than with other systems.
There are two models available, the Magneto is optimized to a minimum of weight, while the AfterBurner is as stiff as possible.
The Tesla System has special crampons which are very easy to mount, while splitting.
The heel-lockdown is new this year, so you can do some short descents in touring mode with additional safety.
Here you get the Details of ther Spark Magneto with videos of the change-over and mounting.
Snap Ramps: That feature enables an extreme easy mount of the binding. You slide it on the puks. When you step into your Magneto binding the Snap Ramp pushes automatically down. The fiddle with the pins is past.
Side-Lock Touring Brackets: makes it easier to slide the binding on your climbing brackets in split-mode. Easy! Just slide it through the holes in the bracket from left to right, Snap Ramp down and here we go! The new fixing of the crampons is mind blowing. You just slide them from left to right into the bracket and you are up to keep on going in hard terrain.
Fatty Climbing Wires and Heel Plate: The double-heel lifter is integrated in the binding. They have the full width to bring pressure properly to your edge. The heel plate protects your top sheet from damages through strong pressure during ascent with heel lifters.
Sabretooth Crampons: The special crampons are reduced in weight again. All moving parts are history and can easily be mounted on the fly.
Voile Puck Compatiblity: The proven Voile pucks are still very reliable and free themselves from snow when the binding gets pushed on. The Tesla system also works with DIY pucks.
Details Spark AfterBurner with videos of change-over and mounting.
Check out our splitboard binding test where we have reviewed the Magneto.
The Voile Interface weighs around 550g
Spark Tesla System in the Backcountry:
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