The Arc is coming in hot for its second season as the most popular splitboard binding on the market and again features our Tesla T1 System. This is our lightweight, pow chasing model - maximum cutouts in the baseplate shave weight while maintaining the strength and performance needed in the backcountry. Perfect for long tours, epic overnighters, trees and steeps – these bindings can do it all.
In the Box: Bindings, Tesla touring brackets, Tesla T1 heel rests, mounting screws, and Spark pocket tool.
|1,27kg / PRO 1,10kg||0,45 kg||PUCKS||109 €|
|Heel Locker||Solid |
|429 € / 599 €||Pucks (65-85 €)||✓ 39 €||✓ 105 €|
|Construction method / weight:||extrem leicht, super light weight|
|Rebuilding technology:||without split pin / on PUCKS|
|Crampon mode:||not fixes on binding|
|Binding-size:||M (EU 40 - 44), L(EU ab 45)|
Will Spark, the inventor of the Spark binding, was the first to constructively combine a soft binding with the proven Voile Slider base plate. The result was a construction, which in the base is still the same as the Voilé Light-Rail or the SP United Split FT. The big litter wasn't that at that time yet, because it was only consistently further thought, what Voile-USA had specified.
The first really interesting technical innovation at that time, however, was the corresponding crampon. This was simply attached to the binding at Spark and cannot be fixed to the binding then or now. Then came a kind of intermediate step, an evolutionary stage, whose model was called "Edison". Perhaps Will felt a little compelled by the new competition from Karakoram and presented this binding at ISPO 2012 in a completely surprising way. The "Edison" didn't quite convince us - and in the end it never went into series production.
At ISPO 2013, Spark presented the "Tesla" system with the Magneto and Afterburner models. "Tesla" was now really new! It is simple, reliable and, above all, allows the binding to be mounted without a split pin, in both walk and ride mode. From now on Will had worked out a completely new and own concept and inspired us from the beginning.
The "Tesla" system became the T1 concept - even simpler and lighter.
However, both bindings are an aluminium base, which is very stiff by nature. Since we like to do without unnecessary weight when touring, the Magneto is perfect for normal tours in the Alps.
Unfortunately, it has a small disadvantage: the crampon. It is still a remnant from the beginnings that one should attach the crampon as simply as possible. Well, it is easy and quick to install, but it could break easily until 2014/15, due to the constructional design (2014/15). The problem has been fixed since 2018.
It couldn't be easier - but the open base plate is more susceptible to bending.
If you now combine a Prior XTC or Amplid Milligram Splitboard with a Spark, you will experience maximum driving pleasure. Such a setup offers the most reliable technology and minimum weight. Thus a splitboard is lighter than a comparable freeride ski with freeride touring binding! That's what we call "thumbs up!"
WARRANTY CENTER SPARK - Spark R&D Warranty
since April 2018 Splitboards Europe is official Warranty Center for Germany.
You can find all Warranty Centers worldwide at: https://www.sparkrandd.com/contact/warranty/