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Category: Cool Stuff, Inside Spark.

Let me introduce myself – my name is Dan Ventura and I’m the Marketing Manager at Spark R&D. I’m relatively new here and over the last few months I’ve been enjoying getting to know everyone at the company. This is certainly a dedicated and talented group with interesting backgrounds and personalities. So I thought that… Read more »

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Have you ever wandered through your local shop and thought, I could design a way sweeter t-shirt than this? Do you have some epic or maybe just burgeoning design skills? Well, here is your chance to design that shirt you’ve always wanted, for a brand you know. It’s once again time for Spark R&D’s annual… Read more »

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Category: Cool Stuff, Spark in the Field.

Dedicated Spark R&D product tester and splitboarder, Frankie Devlin, just returned from a couple weeks in South America adventuring around and getting his splitboard on. He was nice enough to answer some questions for us about his trip. What were the exact dates of your trip? We flew out of Vancouver on Sept 18th and returned… Read more »

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It’s Manufacturing Day 2015 – an annual salute to the companies and people dedicated to manufacturing right here in the United States.   MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges                  … Read more »

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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,… Read more »

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DTK Episode 3.2 This rewinds back to a few of our mid-winter 2013 splitboarding missions. With a solid snowpack in place, we dug deeper into spots that had previously left us broken and battered. From posting up in a remote cabin to pre and post workday missions, we’ve been burning the headlamps at both ends… Read more »

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Episode 3.1: Into the Forest Winter is short enough on the East Coast. Add multiple thaws, every form of frozen precip, and shrapnel-filled forests and it’s enough to make us wonder why we even bother. Episode 3.1 documents the first half of the season splitboarding in Vermont—a season that’s been full of highs and lows,… Read more »

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“CHIEFTAIN’S GOOD BUT HE’S A ROBBER” Sticking your head out of the tent in the morning gives you a feeling something bad is approaching you at a speed of light. In a moment you realize it happens to be only a fog, so you immediately fasten your board. The next beautiful day in mountains is… Read more »

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Michaela Precourt last year raised enough money to buy a fleet of splitboards for her College. She then used them for the backcountry snowboarding program she created for a company in Alaska called Wild Alpine.  For the past two years, Michaela has been building curriculum, guiding, marketing, and basically doing whatever she could to get… Read more »