The Montana-based splitboarding fanatics at Spark R&D continue to lead the way in binding design. The system is incredibly fast and easy to use, and every year the offerings from this rider-owned brand get even better.

"Whether you’re a splitboarding novice or an experienced tourer, this brand is always worth checking out"

The ever-popular Arc and Surge models are back again for 2019, in both men’s and women’s versions. There’ll also be a ‘Pro’ version of each, which uses premium materials to shave off a few extra grams without compromising strength and durability.

A fine line in accessories, covering everything from skins to lightweight snowshoes, completes the Spark R&D range. Whether you’re a splitboarding novice or an experienced tourer, this brand is always worth checking out.

Here are a few highlights from Spark R&D’s 2018/19 line:

Spark R&D Arc Pro Splitboard Bindings 2018-2019

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Spark R&D Arc Splitboard Bindings 2018-2019

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Spark R&D Arc Women's Splitboard Bindings 2018-2019

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Making everything in-house gives Spark R&D some advantages when it comes to refining and improving their gear. For example, this new fusion-moulded touring bracket is made from tough nylon, replacing the aluminium version which used brass bushings that were prone to wear and tear.

Spark Solid Snowboard Pucks 2018-2019

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If you’re planning a trip that might include a bit of resort riding as well as touring, and want to take a solid stick as well as a split, these new pucks are the answer.

Mount these on your regular board to use your Spark splitboard bindings on that too, saving you the need to bring a regular pair of binders too.

Spark Ibex Splitboard Crampons 2018-2019

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Using a process called 'andonizing', the clever bods at Spark are able to coat their crampons with brightly-coloured dye. The result is a vibrant look that really pops, and is seriously scratch-resistant. Although if you still prefer a more muted look, they’ve got you covered....

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This year the crampons have been redesigned so that they nest, saving you space in your pack. If you’re partial to using them as somewhere to stash a sandwich, don’t worry – they’ll still work that way too.

Spark Surge Splitboard Bindings 2018-2019

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Spark Surge Women's Splitboard Bindings 2018-2019

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Spark Tech Toes 2018-2019

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Ever tried hard-boot splitboarding? Us neither... but Spark R&D cater for that niche too, with these clever 'Tech Toes'.