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Like nearly all of our products, Ibex Splitboard crampons are proudly made in the USA. They are manufactured by a skilled crew in our shop in Bozeman, MT. In our latest installment of Inside Spark, we show how we manufacture our Ibex Crampons - from raw aluminum all the way to a finished product.
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.

Carpe Diem Episode 17

Carpe Diem Ep 17
Carpe Diem is the splitboard driven web series from Spark R&D Team Rider Aurelien Routens. In Episode 17 he explores the Park de Ecrins in France.
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Proper maintenance will go a long way to ensuring you get the most out of your Spark bindings for years to come. The two main points we hit on in this short video are: 1) keep your climbing wires lubricated, and 2) check your screws frequently.
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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.
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Thrilled to debut the second episode of the OUT HERE video series! Made in partnership with Jones Snowboards, the OUT HERE series shares the backcountry snowboarding adventures of Jones x Spark R&D ambassadors as they explore the outer reaches of their backyard mountain ranges.

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