Greetings from Bozeman!

An open letter from your friends at Spark R&D I don’t know about you – but the past year FLEW by for us at Spark R&D! The introduction of our new Tesla System bindings last season left our phone ringing off the hook and our email inboxes flooded with email subject lines like this: “I

WIN a pair of MAGNETOS!

Spark has partnered up with Snowboard Mag on their weekly gear blast and we’re giving away a pair of Magnetos! All you need to do is sign up for Snowboard Mag’s gear weekly newsletter here: snowboardmag.com/newsletter and all the details for winning will be in the Thursday gear blast that you’ll receive in your email. Good luck!! Just

Your Venture Starts Here.

Our friends at Venture Snowboards, share a little insight into their brand, and their mountain culture with this video short. Enjoy!

Winter Returns to the East Coast

DTK Episode 3.2 This rewinds back to a few of our mid-winter 2013 splitboarding missions. With a solid snowpack in place, we dug deeper into spots that had previously left us broken and battered. From posting up in a remote cabin to pre and post workday missions, we’ve been burning the headlamps at both ends
Episode 3.1: Into the Forest Winter is short enough on the East Coast. Add multiple thaws, every form of frozen precip, and shrapnel-filled forests and it’s enough to make us wonder why we even bother. Episode 3.1 documents the first half of the season splitboarding in Vermont—a season that’s been full of highs and lows,
“CHIEFTAIN’S GOOD BUT HE’S A ROBBER” Sticking your head out of the tent in the morning gives you a feeling something bad is approaching you at a speed of light. In a moment you realize it happens to be only a fog, so you immediately fasten your board. The next beautiful day in mountains is

Friend of Spark, Spenser Shared an Edit

SPARK R&D CELEBRATES 5th ANNIVERSARY, TALKS 2012/13 PRODUCT, and GIVES AN UPDATE ON THE EDISON INTERFACE Spark R&D has always been about maximum fun and performance in the backcountry – it’s the only reason why we exist. We have been leading the charge on improving split gear ever since founder Will Ritter took his first

Think Between the Lines

Michaela Precourt last year raised enough money to buy a fleet of splitboards for her College. She then used them for the backcountry snowboarding program she created for a company in Alaska called Wild Alpine.  For the past two years, Michaela has been building curriculum, guiding, marketing, and basically doing whatever she could to get

Splitboard Education Company

Here at Spark, when we aren’t making kick ass splitboard bindings, we are very fortunate to work with and support a number of great organizations. Recently I had the opportunity to correspond with someone over at the Splitboard Education Company. This crew is doing their part to push our sport and educate splitboarders. Good on