The Spark R&D Arc is lightweight splitboard binding with a medium flex for long tours, epic overnighters, trees, and steeps. The baseplate is CNC machined with maximum cutouts to save weight yet maintain strength and performance while incorporating the industry-leading Tesla T1 binding anatomy. Bindings you can rely on 100% in every situation.
Tesla T1 Splitboard technology
The T1 system features the Whammy Bar: A single fatty wire with a side arm lever. You can switch easily from stowed, to low (12°), to high (18°) climbing positions and back again while touring. The T1 Heel Rest catches the climbing wire in the 12° and 18° positions. T1 bindings slide sideways into offset Touring Brackets and are locked into place with the Snap Ramps. No pins, no cables, no fiddle factor.
The Arc features a medium flex Rip ‘N’ Flip Highback for a surfy ride down, perfect for riders who prefer more mobility. The Rip ‘N’ Flip Highback features a Touring Modus (-13°) and a Riding Modus. The Riding Modus can be adjusted tool-free from 0° to 22° for complete customization of your forward lean angle.
The baseplate of the Arc is CNC machined with maximum cutouts to save weight, yet maintain strength and performance. Cutouts also conveniently allow for puck adjustment with bindings in place for precise stance placement.
Pillow Line Straps are lightweight, durable, comfortable, waterproof, one-piece moulded construction, and made 100% in-house at Spark. Ankle Straps are smaller around the boot with a flex window for max agility while maintaining support. Toe Straps are designed to be used as a toe cap, but also fit nicely as a traditional strap across the top of the boot.
The Spark came when founder Will took his first trip into the backcountry. What started as an quirky idea, has in ten years turned into a successful company that created the first ever splitboard specific binding. Everything from design to packaging is done in-house and thanks to the factory location all products and prototypes can be tested fresh out of the oven. A dream come true for the Spark team.