Spark R&D Tip & Tail Clips – Keep Your Splitboard Together
If you are a splitboarder, then you have probably dealt with your board getting a little sloppy after time. The board halves tend to separate and sometimes there is even a gap between the skis. The Spark R&D tip and tail clips help with this.
Spark R&D releases a locking tip and tail clip. MSRP $20. They are relatively easy to install, requiring just a drill and some elbow grease. Make sure to follow the instructions closely. I get antsy and overtightened one of the T-nuts. Made for a sloppy play, but did not ruin the day. Hey hey!
Keep it together
Seriously though, these are very helpful for keeping the skis together to form a better board feel. Not only that, but they lock and keep the tip and tail from separating. I don’t know about you, but I was consistently finding my tip or tail clips open after getting after some hard turns. The Spark R&D Tip and Tail clip really helped with this.
For $20, you can’t beat it. The only caveat is self-installation. Though, if you are a backcountry snowboarder, you are used to being handy. So, have a cup of coffee, read the instructions and install them. This system is great for older boards that have gotten a little, shall we say, sloppy?! You know what I am talking about. Your split started off tight and pretty. After a few laps around the mountains, it starts to get a little loose. Install these clips and pull it together.
How the Tip and Tail clips were tested
One of my favorite powder boards is the Lib Tech Wingman 165. I love this board and I have used the heck out of it. Hut trips, pow laps, even in the resort. After years of good living, The Wingman was getting a little gappy. Not sure if that is a real word, but it makes sense, so let’s roll with it. I installed the Spark R&D Tip and Tail clips and noticed an immediate difference. Like, night and day difference. I love that it has several spots of wear it locks. This allows for extra tightening as the board ages. Simple and effective. Just get a set and salvage that board! MSRP $20