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Surge Pro Splitboard Binding
Not just stiff and light, the Surge Pro is a fully featured binding to make the ascent and descent as easy as possible. The highback has a tool-free forward lean adjuster that you can customize from 0 to 22 degrees in ride mode, and touring mode boasts a staggering -13 degrees for easier hiking. The whammy bar climbing wire includes two heel risers to assist with the skin track's steeper sections. Finally, Spark's innovative Tesla T1 system attaches the binding to your board without easily-lost pins or flimsy brackets. Instead, the binding slides over Spark or Voile pucks and securely snaps in place. This system makes for quick-and-easy transitions as well as a solid ride downhill.
- Spark R&D's high performing split binding made lighter
- Carbon-reinforced highback makes this binding Spark's stiffest
- Pebax Pillow Line straps provide consistent stiffness and toughness
- 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
- Item #KRD000R
- Q & A
Light and stiff, but check for fitment
Found out the hard way that my Focus BOAs got chewed up around the heels by high-back on the bindings and Spark customer support didn't have much to offer in terms of solutions.
TOP of the line!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Touted to be the lightest binding in the splitboard area, I would agree! I switched over from the Spark R&D Surge to this binding and highback stiffness is the same. Spark reinforced the Pro line highbacks with carbon to add stiffness and they did a great job! Presumably, they are lighter as well, right away from the regular Surge versus the Arc PRO. I may be over exaggerate this but it really feels like 2 lbs. lighter. The baseplate is thinner and the straps are much lighter on the Arc Pro. This all combines to a weight of 1 LBS 5 OZ combined. The Surge PRO definitely is stiffer if you are someone who is a charging free rider but if you do, everything from 45-degree chute runs to 25-degree open POW fields and have started counting grams, this binding is for you. I have picked up and felt all other competitors and you cannot beat the weight savings. The ride feels responsive and my own set up which is pictured, I have ridden this resort and can ride almost all day without any problems. Usually you cannot say that about some splits, which I will not get into. This is the lightest and best split binding out there, this is coming from a guy who has tried every company (except phantom, not really into hard boots). I have felt everything and transitioned every binding from tour to ride to tour mode. There is nothing that is easier than a Spark R&D hands down.
Background on myself:
Been splitboarding for 8 years now and have had and demo'd 5 splits and every binding company.
I am 180 lbs and wear a size 10 boot. I have a Medium Spark R&D binding. I also ride a 160cm split. I have taken this binding out already on around 20 tours so far this season from everything from chutes to open fields and tight trees. I am already satisfied with the performance of this binding.
Let me know if you have any questions, I'd be happy to help out.
I'll update once I use these
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Initial impressions are OK. Once I use these I'll have to see if I switch out any straps or anything.