If you’ve been wondering about how Spark R&D’s new Crossbar Clips work, or are curious if you splitboard will accept them, then take a knee and give a listen to what John from Spark has to say.
You want your splitboard to ride more like a solid board. We get it; so do we. Our clever design features a one-piece crossbar that extends from one set of bolts to the other for the stiffest possible connection between the board halves. The cam lever clamps the board together taking gaps out of the board seam. The crossbar and lever rotate out of the way leaving nothing hanging over the edges to snag while you’re touring or getting rad split skiing. Clamping tension is easily fine-tuned by turning a set screw, compensating for any wear or board variability. Spark Crossbar Clips are made from lightweight aluminum in an elegant low profile design, with only two moving parts. As a bonus feature, they can be entirely set up with the M3 hex bit on your Spark tool.
Anyone get some testing done on these? I like the design just looking for some advantages to the upgrade. I like the slide away feature were you have nothing sticking over the edge but in all honestly how much interference does that like overlap on traditional clips really cause.
I upgraded from the stock Voile clips to these and it was night and day. Definitely an awesome upgrade that you won’t regret.
re: LPowhunter – I often forget to use the slide away feature. The real benefit is having your board actively pulled together.