We made our annual migration to SIA at the end of January to showcase our 2011/2012 product and to catch up with some good friends. The last year flew by and with splitboarding becoming more popular worldwide, it’s kept us really busy. It felt good to take a break, get some face time with our

Ankle buckle issue

UPDATED: DECEMBER 2010 Hey all, We’ve had some reports of the springs in the ankle buckles coming unclipped, which causes the buckle to flop around.  The buckle on the left below is normal, while the one on the right has an unclipped spring: Upon investigation it seems that our supplier used the wrong length of

Water to Wine Premiere

Hang out with Spark R&D at Storm Shadow Productions premiere of Water to Wine. There will spark swag given away and a chance to win a pair of the new Blaze bindings as well. A Montana-made ski & snowboard film! The first premiere is Wednesday, September 8th at MSU’s Procrastinator Theater – shows times at

THE BLAZE

The next generation is here. Introducing the BLAZE splitboard binding for the 2010/2011 season. Since the very beginning, Spark R&D has been a rider-owned and operated business, pushing innovation in the sport of splitboarding – because that’s what we LIVE for. We are all splitboarders. We have spent hundreds of days in the backcountry. We

Kalifornia Eastside Splitfest

For some photos and stoked-ness, check out the splitboard.com thread Though we couldn’t make it out to this one, we did send along a little something special as a raffle prize … We thought you might enjoy some thoughts from the winner (schwalbster from splitboard.com): Am I the most stoked Dude or what? I’m the
On March 11, 2010 Dani Deruyter became the first woman to snowboard off the peak of the Grand Teton in Wyoming! (If you look close enough in the photo, you’ll see that she’s rockin’ her trusty ‘ole Spark R&D bindings). Congratulations Dani on a huge accomplishment! Read the trip report HERE, it’s a good one.
If you’re not up on your German, that’s the International Trade Fair for Sports Equipment and Fashion, otherwise known as ISPO. That’s where we were on February 7-10, showcasing the Fuse in the BrandNew Village with the other winners and finalists. We spent a fantastic four days talking to people from all over Europe, including
Select winners of the ISPO BrandNew Awards were invited to the on snow demo at Garmisch- Partenkirchen in Southern Germany on January 28-29. The Fuse bindings were selected, but the dates overlapped the week that we were in Denver for SIA. So we called up our German friend Markus Reichard from Wildschnee (www.wildschnee.de), who makes
On February 1st, we made our way to the on-snow demo at Winter Park in Colorado. When we heard about the uphill/downhill race, our very own Will Ritter couldn’t help himself and just HAD to sign up. The only splitboarder amongst a group of nearly 70 competitors, Will was welcomed into the fray with looks

Spark Debuts at SIA in Denver!

We’ve been at SIA (Snowsports Industries America) for the last two years just to walk around and check it out. This year we decided it was time to have a booth and show off the product line for 2010/2011. The response was overwhelming. Really, we were blown away by the love! Our little 10×10 booth