“I ride Spark gear because I find their binding system the easiest to use. The engineering behind the Tesla System is unbelievably rad!”
Mark Rainery, 25, was born in Juneau, AK, where he began snowboarding at the local mountain, Eaglecrest Ski Area. For the last eight years, he has been bouncing around between Alaska, Utah, and Montana, chasing powder and backcountry lines. This season, Mark is excited to be living in Washington and shredding the Northwest pow. “Traveling around, exploring new places, and meeting new people along the way is what keeps me excited each winter,” he said.
Q & A
Q. Years snowboarding?
A. 14 years
Q. Years splitboarding?
A. 2 years
Q. What Spark R&D gear do you ride?
A. I’ll be riding the AfterBurners this season.
Q. Why ride Spark gear?
A. I ride Spark gear because I find their binding system the easiest to use. The engineering behind the Tesla System is unbelievably rad!
Q. How much splitboarding do you do?
A. I spend probably a 25% of winter on my splitboard.
Q. How has splitboarding changed snowboarding?
A. Splitboarding technology has given people an alternative way to access the mountains. It doesn’t burn gas like a sled or helicopter, and it beats fighting mad pow disease at the resort.
Q. For you, what’s a perfect day splitboarding?
A. The perfect day splitboarding consists of good friends, fun terrain, and stable powder.