The Surge is built for big days on big lines, and is preferred by our bigger, more aggressive riders. Solid baseplate design, stiffer Rip ‘N’ Flip highbacks, more supportive ankle straps and toe caps combine to give riders greater control in demanding terrain. Maximum power, unparalleled performance, and efficient design: the Surge will put a charge in your backcountry riding!
In the Box: Bindings, Tesla touring brackets, Tesla T1 heel rests, mounting screws, and Spark pocket tool.
Weight: 1.68lb/ea (763g) - 3.36lb/pr (1526g) - Medium
|1,35kg / PRO 1,19kg||0,45 kg||PUCK||109 €|
|Heel Locker||Solid |
|469 € / 599 €||Pucks (65 - 85 €)||✓ 39 €||✓ 105 €|
|Construction method / weight:||light weight, super light weight|
|Rebuilding technology:||without split pin / on PUCKS|
|Crampon mode:||not fixes on binding|
|Binding-size:||M (EU 40 - 44), L(EU ab 45)|
Stabil und zuverlässig
Nach meinem unglücklichen Jahr mit einer Karakoram Bindung, bin ich auf die Surge umgestiegen und hatte seit dem keine Probleme mehr, Die Bindung lässt sich leicht montieren und vereist so gut wie nie. Das System ist gut durchdacht und funktioniert im Aufstieg sowie in der Abfahrt zuverlässig.
Aktuell bin ich über 100 Touren mit der Bindung gegangen und musste lediglich die Brakets dieses Jahr tauschen da die Buchsen der Brakets verschlissen waren (Kleinigkeit).
Will Spark, the inventor of the Spark binding, was the first to constructively combine a soft binding with the proven Voile Slider base plate. The result was a construction, which in the base is still the same as the Voilé Light-Rail or the SP United Split FT. The big litter wasn't that at that time yet, because it was only consistently further thought, what Voile-USA had specified.
The first really interesting technical innovation at that time, however, was the corresponding crampon. This was simply attached to the binding at Spark and cannot be fixed to the binding then or now. Then came a kind of intermediate step, an evolutionary stage, whose model was called "Edison". Perhaps Will felt a little compelled by the new competition from Karakoram and presented this binding at ISPO 2012 in a completely surprising way. The "Edison" didn't quite convince us - and in the end it never went into series production.
At ISPO 2013, Spark presented the "Tesla" system with the Magneto and Afterburner models. "Tesla" was now really new! It is simple, reliable and, above all, allows the binding to be mounted without a split pin, in both walk and ride mode. From now on Will had worked out a completely new and own concept and inspired us from the beginning.
The "Tesla" system became the T1 concept - even simpler and lighter.
However, both bindings are an aluminium base, which is very stiff by nature. Since we like to do without unnecessary weight when touring, it is perfect for normal tours in the Alps.
Unfortunately, it has a small disadvantage: the crampon. It is still a remnant from the beginnings that one should attach the crampon as simply as possible. Well, it is easy and quick to install, but it could break easily until 2014/15, due to the constructional design (2014/15). The problem has been fixed since 2018.
The Surge is the binding for more powerful riders. Their advantage lies in the closed base plate, which makes them virtually indestructible.
If you now combine a Prior XTC or Amplid Milligram Splitboard with a Spark, you will experience maximum driving pleasure. Such a setup offers the most reliable technology and minimum weight. Thus a splitboard is lighter than a comparable freeride ski with freeride touring binding! That's what we call "thumbs up!"
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