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Will Ritter | Spark R&D | 3D Printing | Scaling Up | Parenting | Splitboarding

 

Episode #51

In this episode we connect with Will Ritter, Founder of Spark R&D Splitboard Bindings  to discuss family, parenting, entrepreneurship, scaling a business, problem solving, education, rapid prototyping and of course splitboarding. 

Shout out to Dan Ventura  for connecting us with Will. Check out the newly launched Spark R&D podcast here: http://www.sparkrandd.com/podcast/

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This episode covers the following topics:

Family dinner at the Ritter house
Parenting skills
Baby Sylvia’s premature birth story 
Limiting screen time and reading with the kids 
3D printing and computer assisted design (CAD)
Scaling up a business 
3d printed pancakes 
Rapid prototyping 
April Fools pranks 
Working with his wife, Becca Ritter. 
Sharing a shop with Tyler Jaroz of 26 products 
Killing birds with wind turbines in college 
Getting a Masters Degree at MSU Bozeman 
Trials and error - Danny Harrison 
Skype Drop 
The initial Spark 
Apple iPod 
Market reserach
Split-boarding fitness   
The story behind the name Spark R&D 
Tesla 
Updates on the binding line 
The wammy bar 
Backcountry sketchy situations 
Avalanche Safety 
 
Will and Becca Ritter
Will and Becca Ritter

 

Quotes from this episode:

"Dinner time manners are something we’re trying to work on at the Ritter house.
"The two year old will throw food across the house.
“Kids are just programed to find out where the boundaries are… As their parent - they’re always experimenting on you.
“We crash landed into parent hood.”  
“The screens come in handy - it’s like you hit the deactivate button on your kids…” 
“They’re smart, they know how to steal a phone and unlock it (the 2 and 4 year olds).”
“Getting my Masters really taught me how to get into a big problem, slice it into small problems and go after the small problems.” 
“If there’s something you want to do - just start doing it…. There’s a small step you could take every day…” 
“If you want to get after something epic - you’re going to have to work for it.” 
“For us, it’s always been about how much more of this can we do ourselves”
“The mega growth can be a huge problem - you can grow yourself to death.”  
“You gotta take your hands off the wheel a little bit when you have people working for you.” 
“I’m a former park rat from Minnesota.” 
“I lost my Ice landing steez out here pretty fast.”
“The day I turned 30, I was out (splitboarding) with some friends…. As soon as we dropped in, everything just started sliding out… I went in the washing machine and was buried up to my waist.”  

 

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