Few at Spark have a longer tenure than our Machining Manager, Ethan Marcoux. He is the epitome of the work hard, play hard mentality that is common here at our HQ in Bozeman, MT. During the winter Ethan puts as many days on snow as just about anyone in the shop. His love of the
Ahhh, summer. Warm nights, long days, and endless opportunities to go out and explore. Like the populations of many mountain towns, Bozeman is full of people that love their winter recreation, but crush it just as hard in the summer. Here’s a look at what some of us are doing this summer to have fun and

Trip Report: Splitboarding Iceland

This Spring, Mike Handford and crew spent 2-weeks splitboarding in Iceland. His crew battled tough weather and low snow to find good lines, good views and good times.

Baker Splitfest 2017

The Baker Splitfest is a meeting of the splitboard tribe and annual pilgrimage for the Spark crew. It is an event we look forward to every season. This year we took off from Bozeman eight deep in two vehicles with a couple of simple goals: 1) get shredders out on our gear via the demo, and
At Spark R&D we know how tough it is to find cool splitboard partners. That’s why we’ve created the world’s first splitboard specific app – Splinder! Browse hundreds of local splitboarders in your community using your smartphone or tablet device. When you find a match start making plans to hit the skin track!
A decade has gone by since we unveiled a primitive prototype of the first splitboard specific binding on splitboard.com. It has been a fun, fulfilling, and really exciting time to go from concept to company.

5th Annual T-Shirt Design Contest

Every autumn we put out the call to all the artists, graphic designers, and other creative types, to submit a design or designs for a Spark R&D T-Shirt. Over the years we’ve had some amazing entries and every year it gets more difficult to select the winner.
Active Recovery
In order to get the most out of your offseason workouts, it is important to let you body recover. Recovery is essential in all training regimens because it provides your body with an opportunity to repair damaged tissues, adapt to the stresses from the exercise session, and replenish energy stores.

Manufacturing Day 2016!

Manufacturing at Spark R&D
We are now in our tenth year of operation at Spark R&D. We have worked hard since the beginning to bring as much manufacturing in-house as possible.
While aerobic training should be your primary training focus during the summer, strengthening specific muscle groups can help improve endurance and increase joint stability. Splitboard touring requires muscular endurance more than strength and/or power.