Spark R&D Baseplate Design - Incorporating cutouts for traction, snowshed and weight savings.
Rip ‘N’ Flip Highback - The Rip ‘N’ Flip highback is packed full of splitboard specific features, this sexy new piece is a Spark R&D original. Built from 3D scans of many popular boots used by splitboarders to get the shape and feel just right. It has everything you need and nothing you don't, from skin track to shredding.
- Made from proprietary custom blended materials for improved strength and durability, yet weighs 30% less than previous generations.
- Minimalist design uses padding only in the heel for just the right amount of cushion and grip while touring and riding.
- Stiff where you need it toe-to-heel, yet torsionally flexible for improved mobility when riding.
- Larger grab hole for security when unstrapping and billy goating.
- Spark Strappy Strap ready with lateral slots built in.
Rip ‘N’ Flip Forward Lean Adjuster - The new Rip ‘N’ Flip Forward Lean Adjuster is the magic ticket for giving your Rip ‘N’ Flip Highback a huge range of lean positions for touring and riding.
Tool free and micro-adjustable from 0° to 22° for complete customization of your forward lean position.
Flippin' FLAD toggles between your forward lean position and -13° touring position for easy transitions.
Pillow Line Straps - Arc Pillow Line Straps are lightweight - 46% lighter than their fabric strap predecessors. They are ultradurable, comfortable, waterproof, one-piece molded construction, and made 100% in-house. Strap pillows are thin and flexible for a comfortable, conformed fit, while thicker ribs are held off the boot and provide stiffness for a uniquely responsive ride.
Arc ankle straps have a smaller footprint than the Surge and feature a flex window for max agility while maintaining support.
The toe straps come in one construction for both Arc and Surge models, and are designed to be used as a toe cap but also fit traditionally over the top.
Spark R&D / Burton Buckles and Plastics - Low profile and designed to Spark R&D specs, these parts are manufactured with Burton's time-tested bomber secret recipe of materials.
CNC Machined - All Spark R&D splitboard bindings are CNC machined from billet aluminum for maximum strength.
Made in the USA - All of Spark R&D's products are manufactured and/or assembled at their own small shop in Bozeman, Montana USA, since 2006. With a view of the Bridger Mountains right outside their window, Spark R&D designs and builds splitboard bindings and accessories with backcountry performance coming first.
From machining to anodizing, laser engraving to assembly – everything is done by a skilled team of workers who are passionate splitboarders. Spark R&D continues to step it up; seeking perfection based on customer needs and rider feedback, keeping pace with the rapidly expanding splitboarding community.
Snap Ramps - Spark R&D's hinged toe ramp design locks you into touring and ride modes with just one moving part for super fast transitions. No pins, no cables, no fiddle factor.
Side-Lock Touring Brackets - Clog-free brackets make switchovers efficient and painless. Slide bindings from left to right onto the offset brackets, lock down the toe ramp and you’re set for touring. New Sabertooth crampon mounting claws for quick and easy installation and removal; you never even have to unstrap.
Ibex Crampon Compatability - With the evolution of Spark's Tesla T1 System comes the all new Ibex crampon, designed to work seamlessly with Tesla and Tesla T1 System bindings. Backwards compatible to replace the previous Sabertooth Crampon. Lightweight aluminum construction for max strength and minimum weight. Installation and removal is effortless and can be done on the fly by sliding sideways into and out of Tesla Touring Bracket claw mounts. Teeth are fully engaged when used with or without the dual position climbing wire for maximum security on dicey terrain.
Voile Puck Compatiblity - The time-tested Voile pucks remain the most functional, and snow-clearing way to attach your splitboard bindings to the board in ride mode.
T1 One Climbing Wire - T1 stands for One Wire, because that’s all you need. A single fatty wire built into the baseplate switches easily from stowed, to low (12°), to high (18°) climbing positions and back again while touring. This eliminates the second wire while saving weight and fiddle time.
T1 Heel Rest - Redesigned heel rest catches the climbing wire in the 12° and 18° positions and is specifically designed to hold the new T1 Heel Locker in place.
T1 Heel Locker - New design snaps in to better stay put in locked or free mode. Larger radius bends are stronger and the design allows for more variation in insert locations on the board.
Riders can lock down the heel in tour mode to better adapt to diversified terrain types where quick descents, side-stepping, traversing, and skate-splitting become more effective means of backcountry travel. Better yet, they are forward releasable as an extra safety measure.
|Men's Boot Sizes (US):||< 8||8 - 10.5||11+|