Tamo Campos: Adventures in Japan

Tamo Campos Adventures in Japan
An interview with Spark R&D Team Rider Tamo Campos on his splitboard and bike-packing trip to Japan in the winter of 2020.

The Splitboard Project Episode 1

The splitboard project ep 1
The Splitboard Project is a splitboard-specific podcast we're doing with our friends at The Snowboard Project. We're super pumped to release episode 1 as we ramp up towards the splitboard season. The episode is co-hosted by industry veteran Mark Sullivan and our very own Will Ritter.
In March of 2020, we made a pretty big shift. We went from manufacturing splitboard bindings and accessories to producing ‘beyond crisis capacity’ PPE masks called the Montana Mask. We manufactured a mold based on an already existing 3D print design and then utilized our injection-molding machines to begin producing thousands of masks a day.

Checking In With the Spark Team

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We checked in with a couple of our Spark R&D Team Riders just to see how they have been doing, staying busy, staying sane, and staying in shape. We mention staying in shape specifically because many of us would still like to do more splitboarding this spring! May can be prime backcountry time, but you
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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!
antti Autti splitboarding
SCAN is Antti Autti's latest all-splitboard documentary-style film where he explores familiar zones in northern Norway with a fresh set of eyes and no specific goal other than to spltiboard as much as possible. Antti's progression as a freeride snowboarder and splitboarder has been impressive to watch. The drive that allowed him to rise to the top of the freestyle competition scene is now directed towards exploration and human-powered missions.

Kona Yuki

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Last winter, Mike Handford, Tim Herbert and a crew of Niseko locals set out with the aim to spend a month climbing the lesser known volcanoes of Japan's north island of Hokkaido with the hope of a rare ascent of Mt Rishiri in the Sea Of Japan. 28 feet of snow dropped over the next month, sending the crew on a different journey. One they maybe should have expected as they spent every day surfing through the deepest snow of their lives. A failed mission? No way!
To say Aurelien Routens gets after it is an understatement. He travels the world with his splitboard and lives for adventure, mountaineering style approaches, and remote backcountry lines. Carpe Diem, now in its fourth season, chronicles his globe-trotting splitboard missions.

Mission Grivola

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Last spring, Ettore Personnettaz, Luca Pandolfi, and an awesome team of skiers and splitboarders climbed and descended Grivola (13,000 feet, 3,969 meters) in the Aosta Valley of Northern Italy. The group spent the first night of the trip in a mountain hut allowing them to make an early start the next day for their eventual
An Interview with Spark R&D Team Rider Rafael Pease discussing his 3-year splitboard / adventure travel documentary film: Yugen.