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“Spark R&D gear is super reliable, rides amazing, and is made by people who really care about snowboarding.  ”

FRANKIE DEVLIN

Hometown: Hamilton, NY
Currently resides: Bellingham, WA
Current sponsors: Venture Snowboards, 686, UCO
Bindings: Arc

Frankie grew up riding rails and icy park jumps on the East Coast. After moving to Tahoe to ride park for a few years, he fell in love with riding powder and moved to Washington where he learned to splitboard.  Frankie enjoys exploring mountains near and far in search of fresh snow and awesome terrain.  He was recently part of a 10 person mission to Denali National Park where the crew spent 25 days on the glacier riding lines, climbing, and enjoying the amazing beauty of the tallest place in North America. When he's not snowboarding, Frankie spends his time mountain biking, climbing mountains, and working as an engineer  at a local solar panel manufacturer.

Hear more about Frankie's Denali trip on the Spark R&D Podcast.

Q & A

This past season, a crew from the Northwest spent 25 days on Denali riding powder and eventually dropping in off the summit ridge at 20,310'.  The entire experience was unreal. It was a "trip of a lifetime" for sure.

I am really hoping to use the expedition skills we refined on Denali to more thoroughly explore some remote zones in the North Cascades. The terrain out there is insane and endless, but surviving in that environment can't be taken lightly.

A few good friends were the first ones to take me out into the backcountry. They continue to influence me by constantly raising the bar for what is possible with their knowledge and determination.

All of the Mount Baker locals that ride the raddest lines on the mountain with no desire for recognition make me really stoked about snowboarding.  They are out there in crazy weather, with no visibility putting down gnarly tracks for the pure love of it.

Spark R&D gear is super reliable, rides amazing, and is made by people who really care about snowboarding.

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