The Arc Splitboard Binding is the lightweight model of Spark R&D, pow-chasing, touring machine, starring the new Tesla T1 System.
Spark R&D Arc 15-16
The Arc Splitboard Binding is the lightweight model of Spark R&D, pow-chasing, touring machine, starring the new Tesla T1 System. (This is the T1 version of our discontinued Magneto binding.) Maximum cutouts in baseplate shave weight, yet maintain strength and performance, and allow puck adjustment with bindings in place. Features a softer version of our new Rip ‘N’ Flip Highback for easy flex and mobility, as well as more low profile ankle and toe straps. Long tours, epic over-nighters, trees, steeps – these bindings can do it all. Incredibly lightweight – only 675 grams per binding
(10% lighter than the Magneto). Includes Tesla touring brackets, Tesla T1 heel rests, and Spark Pocket Tool.
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One Climbing Wire: T1 stands for OneWire. Because that’s all you need. A single fatty wire built into the baseplate switches easily from stowed, to low (12°), to high (18°) climbing positions and back again while touring. Eliminating the second wire saves weight and fiddle time.
Precise Sizing: The single wire baseplate redesign opened up the possibility for a narrower heel and shorter baseplate construction for our size small bindings. More precise sizing options for smaller feet paved the way to developing our much-anticipated, first-ever women’s binding versions – the Women’s Arc and the Women’s Surge!
T1 Heel Rest: Redesigned heel rest catches the climbing wire in the 12° and 18° positions and is specifically designed to hold the new T1 Heel Locker in place.
Snap Ramps & Side-Lock Touring Brackets: Just like the good ‘ole days of our original Tesla System, T1 bindings slide sideways into the offset touring bracket and are locked into place with our snap ramp. No pins, no cables, no fiddle factor.
Puck Compatibility: Slide them on and snap the ramp down. Snap the ramp up and slide them off. The most functional way to attach your binding to your board in ride mode. Period. Oh, and check out our new Spark Pucks… we think you’ll be pretty excited about these. We have already tryed them and YES they you can feel a performance boost.
Ibex Crampons: Slide in from the side while touring and two sets of horns on the Ibex crampons catch the wire in both the 12° and 18°climbing positions, pushing the teeth fully in to the snow for max security on any pitch.
T1 Heel Locker: New design snaps in to better stay put in locked or free mode. Larger radius bends are stronger and the design allows for more variation in insert locations on the board. Check it out here.