A Spark original tech toe designed for the split-hardbooter. With its integrated splitboard touring bracket hole pattern, this tech toe doesn‚t need a toe adapter, saving weight, unnecessary parts, and expense. It also has built-in claw mounts for the D Rex crampon. Couple with our Hardboot Dual Height Wires to be ready to tour. The Spark Tech Toe is intended for splitboard touring only.
Weight: 4.30 oz/ea (122g) - 8.61 oz/pair (244g)
I had a very difficult time getting the toe piece screw holes lined up with the factory holes on my Jones Solution. Eventually I was able to get the exact right spot on each side to get the screws in and everything held together and worked great my first tour out, but it was frustrating that it took so hard to align. Otherwise stoked on the gear and they're working flawlessly.
I have only had a short time on them so far but I love the technology and weight saving in tour mode. The hard boot set up is amazing!
They work ok, but definitely could use some refinement. I have used tech toes on all of my skis for about the last 15 years (various models of Dynafit, Plum, Atomic/ Salomon ect), so they are a bit rudimentary compared to ski specific tech toes. But I appreciate that Spark realizes that hard boots have their advantages for some types of snowboarding. Definitely more efficient than soft boot bindings for touring, but I think they need to improve the binding to board interface, and lighten them up.
Spark R&D Tech Toes are strait forward to install, however, the enclosed M6 8mm screws are not long enough for my Nitro Doppelgänger Splitboard. I found some 13mm M6 screws and they reach the threads. Waiting to test, but apparently the Dyno DH hard boot bindings are pretty much sold out everywhere?
Really enjoyed the sensitive inserts on the tech toes, shoes got clipped in much smoother then with the Dynafit Speedfit 2.0. However, the locking mechanism was very thight, had to use the pole at one point to get locked, but I guess it will go more easily with some more usage