Season: 2015/16
Manufacturer: Spark R&D

Unapologetically stiff and powerful, the Surge is built for big days on big lines.

Spark R&D Surge 15-16

Review 2015/16 

Weight: 730g  

Price (SRP) from: 459€
Included: Bindung, Brackets und Steighilfenstabilisatoren

Test Results

The Spark Surge is as already known one of the most sophisticated Splitboard bindings on the market.

The handling is amazingly easy and the new Rip&Flip Highback with it`s negative forward lean makes wide strides possible (if you have suitable boots) the Highback change from Hike- to Ride-Mode is done in a blink of an eye.

One Climbing Wire with two positions is much more comfortable than the two wires of last season.

The new pucks make the mounting much more easy and the change from Ride- to Hike-Mode and vice versa is done very smoothly. Also the power transmission is elevated due to the new pucks.


Unapologetically stiff and powerful, the Surge is built for big days on big lines. (This is the T1 version of our discontinued AfterBurner binding.) Features a solid baseplate design, stiffer version of our new Rip ‘N’ Flip Highback, wide supportive ankle straps and a toe cap strap to keep you locked into place. All of this equals more power with greater control in demanding terrain.

This binding is preferred by our bigger, more aggressive riders. Maximum power, unparalleled performance, and designed for efficiency: the Surge will put a charge in your backcountry riding! Includes Tesla touring brackets, Tesla T1 heel rests, and Spark Pocket Tool.

Spark Surge Übersicht

This is not all you can find further infos at Tech. Details.

Spark Sizechart:

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Spark Video Overview 15-16:


Spark Surge in the Snow:



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.