GARA BOARDS IS A COLLECTIVE OF CHAOTIC INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUALS, CONNECTED BY A PURE PASSION FOR SPLITBOARDING, DEVELOPMENT OF SPLITBOARDS AND SNOWBOARDS, NO MATTER WHO THEY AREOR WHAT THEY DO.TELL US YOUR STORY AND JOIN US.

It all started, when I stoped racing on a snowboard

and movement in back country attracted me more than a park or a half pipe. At the time there wasn’t almost any proper gear for splitboarding on the market.

I tried splitboard from Burton, but it didn’t meet my expectations. 

I even converted to the skis for a while.

From these actions I came to a conclusion: For my trips to the back country I needed something, that will take me uphill as lightly as skis and at the same time I’ll be able to go downhill "sideways" as on a snowboard.

Nobody will convince me that riding downhill on skis can compete with the feeling of riding downhill on a snowboard.

At Ispo, a trade fair in Germany, I met with Will from Spark R&D. Considering that company Spark R&D was able to deliver me their bindings for the same price as it would take me to make them,

so I took binding from Spark and they do excelet job.

By that a question of a high quality bindings was solved and I was able to redirect my concentration to the splitboard.

Now, 10Th years later I am deeply back in development of my binding. as I feel that we have to move forward and solve some issues what is still out there.

I am fully now working on new binding what will be call SOLO ..

Splitboarding at that time were homemade, usually out of snowboards chopped in half.It may sound a bit wild, but at that time we didn't have other options.

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See you out there!

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