Welcome to our new Envision Series where we’ll be bringing you the latest gear previews, with some of the most exciting new snowboard, boot, binding, outerwear and goggle products to drop for winter 2021-22. In this Envision episode, we’re taking a look at next year’s lineup from Spark R&D.
There hasn’t been a lot to celebrate over the last 12 months. Even less so if you’re a snowboarder. Many of us have been denied the chance to return to our local resort for party laps on the groomers with our crew. Having said that, there has been one upshot amidst the chaos: the global snowboard community has witnessed a surge in backcountry riding and splitboarding.
Even with — or because of —widespread resort closures and travel restrictions this season, more people than ever before have taken to earning their turns on their local hillside, inbounds at closed resorts, and summiting peaks they’ve often wondered about from the roadside but never had the right gear to access. With that in mind, it probably comes as no surprise that Spark R&D have seen record sales of their splitboarding bindings and accessories range.
“Having said that, there has been one upshot amidst the chaos: the global snowboard community has witnessed a surge in backcountry riding and splitboarding”
Their incredibly simple yet effective T1 System forms the interface of their softboot splitboard bindings line. These include the Arc, Surge and Pro series bindings, available in both men’s and women sizes and colourways. In this episode of our Envision series, we look back on a crazy year for the Bozeman crew, and see what they have in store for the 2021/22 season and beyond.
Check out our full gear preview below, as well as our interview with Dan Ventura, Spark R&D’s Marketing Manager.