Few at Spark have a longer tenure than our Machining Manager, Ethan Marcoux. He is the epitome of the work hard, play hard mentality that is common here at our HQ in Bozeman, MT. During the winter Ethan puts as many days on snow as just about anyone in the shop. His love of the
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!
A decade has gone by since we unveiled a primitive prototype of the first splitboard specific binding on splitboard.com. It has been a fun, fulfilling, and really exciting time to go from concept to company.

Manufacturing Day 2016!

Manufacturing at Spark R&D
We are now in our tenth year of operation at Spark R&D. We have worked hard since the beginning to bring as much manufacturing in-house as possible.
For more information, please see the company press release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2016 Spark R&D Announces a Revolution in Splitboard Training with the SplitbordicTrack Bozeman, Mont – Spark R&D announced today that it is releasing a revolutionary splitboard workout machine called the SplitbordicTrack. “We couldn’t be more excited to release this new

Sabertooth Upgrade Program

At Spark R&D we’re always working on ways to improve our products, and your time in the backcountry. We’ve gone through a number of versions of crampons and touring brackets since first introducing our Tesla bindings for the 2013/14 season. Our latest versions are a significant improvement over the initial versions we’ve released, so we

Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day, this year on October 3, is a national effort to spotlight manufacturing and manufacturing job opportunities in the United States. The mission of MFG DAY is to “address common misconceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what

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