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.

Spark R&D E-Split

Spark R&D is seeking trial applicants for a new electronic splitboard study. This study will be testing our newest technology fusing electronic muscle assist with backcountry splitboarding.

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.
LITEST BINDINGS
Lead Infused Training Equipment for Splitboard Touring. Go L.I.T.E.S.T. in November so you can get RAD in December!
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Yeah, we know there are a lot of different brackets and contests out there. But this one is specifically for the splitboard community! It's pretty simple, first, we need 16 locations, zones, or mountain ranges. You can nominate an area you are familiar with riding as the Best Splitboard Destination in the World using the form below until Monday, April 13th. After that, the tournament field will be set and we'll share the voting opportunities on this page and Spark R&D's social media channels. If your nomination is selected as 1 of the 16 to be in the tournament, you'll win a pack of Spark swag and goodies. If your exact selection (nomination) wins the tournament, we'll send you a set of 20/21 bindings next Fall!
Over the last four years, we've had a lot of fun creating an April Fool's Day video each spring. With everything going on in the world we didn't feel like our heart was in it to create a new video in 2020, but we did want to give everyone a needed chuckle. So, we compiled our last four videos in one place for everyone to easily enjoy.
For the past five seasons, we’ve held our annual T-Shirt Design Contest. We’ve received more awesome submissions than we can count. We wanted to keep the creativity flowing, but change things up a bit this year, so we’re holding a Sticker Design Contest.
At Spark R&D we know how tough it is to find cool splitboard partners. That’s why we’ve created the world’s first splitboard specific app – Splinder! Browse hundreds of local splitboarders in your community using your smartphone or tablet device. When you find a match start making plans to hit the skin track!

5th Annual T-Shirt Design Contest

Every autumn we put out the call to all the artists, graphic designers, and other creative types, to submit a design or designs for a Spark R&D T-Shirt. Over the years we’ve had some amazing entries and every year it gets more difficult to select the winner.
Did you find that your fitness level held back your splitboarding last season? Maybe another lap or two sounded fun, but your body was telling you that your day was over?  If so, you’re not alone – splitboard touring and riding is hard work. If you want to make more laps and get more vert