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.

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.

Inside Spark-Jake Cameron

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Meet Jake Cameron, a Tooling Engineer at Spark R&D! When you see Jake around the shop, it's always worth asking him what he was riding the weekend before - it's usually something pretty sweet. Jake is an excellent engineer and gets after it in the mountains surrounding Bozeman.

Inside Spark-Tyler Bakke

This summer we’re going to share a couple of interviews with some of our amazing Spark employees that make it all happen! The first employee we want to feature is Tyler Bakke, pad printer extraordinaire turned machinist!
Last winter, Tear Rider Tamo Campos spent several weeks camped out at Mt. Cain on North Vancouver Island in Canada. He and his friends experienced a lot of different extreme weather and were able to explore all that the island has to offer on their splitboards.
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In episode 6 of The Splitboard Project Will answers listener questions and gives some helpful hints to get the most out of your spring touring. The episode also has interviews with Melissa Brander and Griffin Siebert. This is the final episode of season 1.

What’s in Will’s Pack?

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This is what Spark R&D owner and lead designer, Will Ritter, carries in his pack on an average day splitboarding in the backcountry.
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Lead Infused Training Equipment for Splitboard Touring. Go L.I.T.E.S.T. in November so you can get RAD in December!