New Dynafit Adapters, free beer from the Kyrgyzstan Plan and free magazines

We’ve redesigned our Dynafit adapters for the ’09/’10 season.  This system allows hard booters to drop 340 g (3/4 lb) off their feet while touring – and increases edging power.  The toe pieces can be used in a releasable mode for increased safety in avalanche areas, or a locked mode for maximum security.  Uses only existing splitboard inserts – no drilling required!

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The new adapters are designed around the smaller Dynafit TLT Speed toe pieces (142 g/piece). These adapters are thicker, which allows us to eliminate the stainless steel inserts used in past models:
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The toe piece adapters weigh 32 g/piece  (49 g/piece with all hardware)

Our new heel adapters are also thicker for this year to eliminate the stainless inserts, and adjust in twice as many increments as last year:

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The heel adapters weigh 32 g/piece (37g/piece with all hardware)

The adapter kit retails for $65.

Dynafit TLT speed toe pieces are available for $164/pair, shown here on the adapter.

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For additional information check out our Dyanfit product page.

Contact your local Spark R&D dealer or visit our online store to purchase.

Live in Boulder?  Like free beer?  Wanna watch shred flix, listen to some live tunes and win some gear while supporting a worthy cause?  Join our friends from Blacksmith Adventure for a fundraiser for the Kyrgyzstan Plan.  Click below for more info.


More on the Kyrgyzstan Plan:


BOULDER, COLORADO (Fall 2009) – Inspired by the success of last winter’s inaugural expedition, the crew behind the grassroots economic development project, The Kyrgyzstan Plan, have proudly unveiled plans for their follow up expedition in 2010.  Lending their vision, expertise and efforts to the initiation of a lodge-stay/ski touring program in Central Asia’s Tien Shan Mountains, the team aspires to provide families associated with Kyrgyzstan’s community based ecotourism network with a viable source of income during the winter season.

The project, founded in 2008 by Colorado native, Ryan Koupal, 28, seeks to take advantage of the country’s rapidly developing tourism industry and stabilizing economic and political environments.  Representing the project on the local level are Mrs. Anar Orozobaeva with the Kyrgyzstan Community Based Tourism Association and Mr. Zarilbek Nyshan Ullu of the Kyrgyz Tour Service.

Efforts thus far have largely involved the pro-bono publicization of the geographically important and stunningly beautiful country of Kyrgyzstan as a ski and winter tourism destination.  Working with Ellis Smith of Blacksmith Productions, Koupal has released a 6-minute cut to drive home the project’s relevance, importance and vast potential for success.  The cut, available on the project website, tells of Koupal and Smith’s unique pursuit to tell the story of Kyrgyzstan’s developing winter tourism industry.  The full documentary is scheduled for international release in the fall of 2010.

Goals for the upcoming expedition (Jan 20 departure) are to wrap up filmwork and lay the groundwork for actual program implementation in the winter of 2010-11.  During their 3-month stay, the team will scout, plot and map the mountain terrain proximal to a handful of selected mountain villages, establish relationships with local mountaineering guides and aspiring ski guides, and introduce a comprehensive curriculum focused on avalanche awareness and technical skills.  The project’s local representatives will assist in the establishment and management of community relations, and they will also help families apply their hospitality trainings to the new wintertime lodge-stay style of programming.

The Kyrgyzstan Plan development initiative and film project has been featured in Skiing magazine (Jan 09) and is slated for a feature story in the Amersterdam-based Reload magazine in 2010.  The project has received support through in-kind product contributions from BCA, Flylow Gear, Zeal Optics, NEMO Equipment, 22 Designs, Spark R&D, Osprey, Prior Snowboards and Raw Revolution.

Additional sponsorships and financial contributions are needed beyond 2010 to sustain the efforts of our local representatives and team members.  To request additional information or pledge your support or assistance, please contact project founder, Ryan Koupal:

Wend magazine is based in Portland Oregon and covers pretty much everything that’s cool (including splitboarding this month).  Known for engaging writing and vibrant photography, Wend has been around for four years and is going strong.  Just announced this month, their digital editions will be available for free from their website to those who register (which is free and instant).  Check it out!


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