the splitboard project season 2 ep 5
Episode 5 of Season 2 of The Splitboard Project podcast just dropped! There is tons of great content on the show including an overview of some updates to Spark's line next season, an interview with Neil Provo , and special Earth Day interviews about solar power and electric vehicles with Sam Harrelson of OnSite Energy, Inc. and Chris Bona of Polaris (both friends of Will & Spark!).

Spark R&D Expansion!

We’re pleased to announce that last October, we finalized the purchase of a second 7,000 sq/ft building across the street from the 12,000 sq/ft building we’ve utilized for over ten years. We explored numerous options for expansion, including building another facility, but ultimately, we were able to work with a local family that owned the building adjacent to us. This building has housed multiple businesses over the last 3 decades under their ownership, and it feels nice to become stewards of the building putting the space to good use.
Episode 4 is the Splitfest episode! It features live check-ins from the Bozeman Splitfest in Montana, an interview with Spark's Marketing Manager, Dan Ventura, an Ask Will segment, and an excellent interview with Neil Provo.

Splitfest 101

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What is Splitfest 101? Simply, it’s everything you need to know about splitfests. Whether you’re a skin track veteran, weekend warrior, or new to splitboarding, there is something for everyone at these awesome events! The easiest way to cover everything splitfest related is in the form of an FAQ.

Treasure State Series

Last season, we set out to film three short splitboard edits in our home state of Montana. We wanted to ride three different ranges, with three different groups, and tell three unique stories.
Episode 3 (S2) of The Splitboard Project features an interview with Robin Van Gyn, a live chat with Will Ritter on the skin track, a discussion on maple syrup, and a Bucket List conversation on splitboarding in the Pyrenees.
In Episode 2 of Season 2, Mark and will again chat splitboarding with Will on the actual skin track. Mark also talks splitboarding in New Zealand with Mike Handford and catches up with Wasatch legend, Mike Meru. Towards the end of the show, Will takes time to answer a grip of listener questions in the 'Ask Will' segment.

An Interview with Rafael Pease

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We had a chance to catch up with Team Rider, Rafael Pease. We chatted about filming with TGR in Alaska last season for the Mountain Revelations project and spoke a little bit about what he's up to this winter.
In Episode 1 of Season 2, Mark catches Will on the skin track for the podcast's first field conversation. Mark also chats with Ryland Bell about backcountry shredding in Alaska, gets some pro tips from Chad Otterstrom, and talks early season prep with Will.
SPLIT FITNESS: Functional Training for Splitboarding. Functional training is a way to get stronger using purposeful movements specific to your sport. It involves increasing strength, endurance, mobility, and stability. Let’s take a closer look at the different facets of functional training related to splitboarding and how they can be applied. We can break up a typical long day in the mountains in the uphill and downhill portions.