- SIZES: S, M, L
- FLEX: 9
- ENTRY SYSTEM: Classic
- Price: £421 / €469
If more people realised just how different the experience of using splitboard hardware is to the fiddly, footery stereotype, we’d probably see a significant upswing in the number of keen tourers. That’s why everyone needs to know about Spark R&D, the splitboard bindings specialists who beaver away at their facility in Montana, in search of the perfect binder.
WIth the Spark R&D Surge splitboard bindings, they’ve already pretty much cracked it – provided you want a responsive ride for tackling the bigger, steeper, gnarlier descents (and there are plenty of other models in the range, such as the Spark R&D Arc, if you don’t).
“Light, durable and resistant to extreme temperatures, the Pillow straps will perform perfectly on every tour, and through every turn”
The foundation of the Spark R&D Surge is the ‘Tesla T1’ baseplate. Simply slide it over the pucks you’ve mounted on your snowboard, and click the toe down to secure. Then do the reverse to remove it – it’s really that easy.
That toe ramp does the job when you want to enter touring mode, too, only this time you use the protrusions on the side to secure them into the brackets on your board. A quick click later, and you’re ready to strap in.