The 2024 Spark R&D Arc ST Splitboard Binding feels light on the uphill and surfy on the down. It's one of Spark R&D's lighter options—and the least expensive model, but it definitely meets Spark's strict standards for performance. Its Rip 'N' Flip highback has a moderate stiffness suitable for surfing, tweaking, and freestyling the backcountry, and the baseplate is a single piece of CNC-machined aluminum that's been hollowed out for a lighter feel that conforms to your board's natural flex. Spark went even one step further, employing their "ST" (Smooth Touring) tech that reduces inherent friction and uses a new overmolding process that dramatically improves both performance and durability.
Splitboard binding that's light on the uphill and surfy on the down
Rip 'N' Flip highback with tool-free lean adjustments
Pillow Line straps provide all-around support
Whammy bar climbing wire includes two heel risers for steep skinners
Compatible with Spark or Voile pucks
Snap ramps lock baseplate into place without pins, cables, or brackets
Smooth Touring tech eliminates any connection with friction