Design a shirt, Win some bindings!

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Friends and fans of Spark: It is time, once again, for our (semi) annual Spark R&D T-Shirt Design Contest! The trade show season is upon us and we are giving you a chance to design the graphics for next year’s T-Shirts and Hoodies. If you happen to come up with something that blows us away,… Read more »

Manufacturing Day 2014

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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… Read more »

Greetings from Bozeman!

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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… Read more »

Trip Report: Ullr’s Playground

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By Justin Lamoureux Through a haze of jetlag I hear Miikka Haast say, “…it starts with a 20 meter rappel into a 50 degree, 3-meter-wide couloir…yes, let’s do that…” Sounds like a great first run in Norway! This past May, I was lucky enough to join friends Miikka Haast and Jonas Hagstrom in their adopted… Read more »

Trip Report: The Canadian Rockies

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  By Clark Corey In the spring, the travel bug can become quite strong. Which got me thinking: A cold and wet spring in Montana surely means it’s looking good up in the Canadian Rockies. With that in mind, we found ourselves cruising down the Trans-Canadian highway towards Lake Louise. I didn’t take long to… Read more »

It’s Springtime!
Enjoy the sunshine, long days, and (generally) stable snow

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Tips on how to stay safe in the late season conditions   By Clark Corey Splitboard Guide/Avalanche Educator How can people hang up the boards just when it’s getting good? It seems that every year, the season starts early and riders are itching to make those first turns when the snow flies in November and…

Postcard from Kyrgyzstan

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British splitboarder Mike Handford and a group of freeride skiers from New Zealand and Australia are currently traveling through Kyrgyzstan riding and skiing the remote mountains that blanket the country. With little information about this former Soviet country, they set out aiming to explore as much of the terrain as possible, while educating local guides… Read more »

Avalanche Problem Web Series:
Part 7 – Loose Wet

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How to Apply the Avalanche Forecast to Your Riding   For splitboarders venturing into the backcountry, information can be the difference between an epic day and tragedy. In an effort to increase education and avalanche awareness, Spark R&D is presenting a 7-part web series called Avalanche Problems, which will explain the nationally standardized types of…

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