HURRY — Sale ends Sunday, May 31… The Spark R&D Spring Sale is happening now!  Magneto and AfterBurner bindings are 30% off.  Shop early — quantities are limited!
Spring is one of the best times to get out and do some splitboarding.  We still have plenty of snow high in the mountains around Bozeman, MT. Anyone interested in doing some splitboarding in the Bozeman area, we have some demo binders and Venture splitboards available for your use!   We also have a few select

Design a shirt, Win some bindings

Friends and fans of Spark: It is time, once again, for our (semi) annual Spark R&D T-Shirt Design Contest! The trade show season is upon us and we are giving you a chance to design the graphics for next year’s T-Shirts and Hoodies. If you happen to come up with something that blows us away,
By Robin Hill Photos by Emma Light Nov. 15, 2014 Late fall in Bozeman, Montana, fires the stoke, but also tests our patience. Every fall, I tell myself I am going to wait a little later to avoid the shark-fin infested slopes of the early season. I was doing well fighting the itch this season,

Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day, this year on October 3, is a national effort to spotlight manufacturing and manufacturing job opportunities in the United States. The mission of MFG DAY is to “address common misconceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what

Greetings from Bozeman!

An open letter from your friends at Spark R&D I don’t know about you – but the past year FLEW by for us at Spark R&D! The introduction of our new Tesla System bindings last season left our phone ringing off the hook and our email inboxes flooded with email subject lines like this: “I

Trip Report: Ullr’s Playground

By Justin Lamoureux Through a haze of jetlag I hear Miikka Haast say, “…it starts with a 20 meter rappel into a 50 degree, 3-meter-wide couloir…yes, let’s do that…” Sounds like a great first run in Norway! This past May, I was lucky enough to join friends Miikka Haast and Jonas Hagstrom in their adopted

Trip Report: The Canadian Rockies

  By Clark Corey In the spring, the travel bug can become quite strong. Which got me thinking: A cold and wet spring in Montana surely means it’s looking good up in the Canadian Rockies. With that in mind, we found ourselves cruising down the Trans-Canadian highway towards Lake Louise. I didn’t take long to
Tips on how to stay safe in the late season conditions   By Clark Corey Splitboard Guide/Avalanche Educator How can people hang up the boards just when it’s getting good? It seems that every year, the season starts early and riders are itching to make those first turns when the snow flies in November and

Postcard from Kyrgyzstan

British splitboarder Mike Handford and a group of freeride skiers from New Zealand and Australia are currently traveling through Kyrgyzstan riding and skiing the remote mountains that blanket the country. With little information about this former Soviet country, they set out aiming to explore as much of the terrain as possible, while educating local guides