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.
Strength Blog Main Graphic
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.
Blog Graphic - Splitfit
Did you find that your fitness level held back your splitboarding last season? Maybe another lap or two sounded fun, but your body was telling you that your day was over?  If so, you’re not alone – splitboard touring and riding is hard work. If you want to make more laps and get more vert

Why We Love Spring Touring

Spring is one of the best times to get out into the backcountry on your splitboard. The days are longer, the temperature is milder, snow stability is generally better, and BBQ’s and brews back at the car after a good session are commonplace. Not to mention, as temperatures warm up many outdoor enthusiasts make a
Chris Coulter is a busy man these days spending over 130 days each season on the snow. His life in the snowboard world has taken him from being a well-known, pro shredder in the early 2000’s to a highly respected, year-round snowboard guide working in some of the most iconic mountains on the planet. He
Avy Safety
Words: Clark Corey December, January and February are busy months for avalanche education in North America. As March rolls around, there’s a whole new generation of backcountry enthusiasts who are excited to get out and use their newfound knowledge. But, just because you’ve completed your avalanche course, does that mean you’re good to go? For
For more information, please see the company press release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2016 Spark R&D Announces a Revolution in Splitboard Training with the SplitbordicTrack Bozeman, Mont – Spark R&D announced today that it is releasing a revolutionary splitboard workout machine called the SplitbordicTrack. “We couldn’t be more excited to release this new
Connections Film
My name is Rafael Pease and I’m a 21 year old splitboarder, burgeoning mountaineer, film producer, and student. I go to school at the University of Colorado in Boulder and splitboard as much as I can. I’m obsessed with it. This winter I’m combining my love of splitboarding and my love of film making with
Nayla Tawa is a world traveler, snowboarder, and avid splitboarder with an ambitious spirit that guides her from one adventure to the next. In 2012 she set off for Kyrgyzstan to film a documentary centered on Hayat Tarikov and his efforts to create a sustainable ski industry in the remote mountain village of Arslanbob. Perhaps you