UPDATE October 2018: The Pro bindings will not come with aluminum pivot points as it says on the video due to changes on production after this review was published.
Spark R&D: “The lightest, and highest performing splitboard bindings in the world. We’ve been making bindings and winning hearts and awards for over a decade now. Our Arc and Surge bindings are considered the best splitboard bindings you can buy. But we couldn’t help but ask selves – how much farther could we go?
So, we pored over our Arc and Surge bindings from end to end and put each component under the
microscope. Can we make it thinner? Can we use a different material? Can we combine these parts? Should we make a custom version? The answer to all of it … was YES. And we did. Right here at Spark HQ.
Our Pro Series bindings are the lightest and highest performing bindings in the world – made with incredible attention to detail and no compromises. Pro bindings feature all the same great assets as our standard Arc and Surge bindings tuned up with premium materials and custom components.”
New features on the Pro series:
Weight: Men’s ARC Pro Medium size 552gr/1.22lb each.
After testing them for a few days we didn’t find anything we couldn’t like about the bindings.
The simplicity and comfort of a Spark R&D binding, but even lighter. The PRO bindings are a great choice for those looking for simplicity but at the same time the lightest equipment out there. No matter if you’re attempting a hut-to-hut traverse in the Alps or a short powder run in the Rockies, the ARC Pro will deliver great performance in every condition saving some of your energy for the way down with zero compromise on the performance.