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Go with the flow.
It's absolutely crucial to save energy in the backcountry, and how much you save can be the difference between pushing yourself to the next peak or calling it quits. So, to help you get there and beyond, the Karakoram Air Flow Highback with Dual Ride Stride ensures that not one step you take is wasted. Thanks to a -eight-degree forward lean setting, Ride Stride creates a more natural touring form with longer strides and more glide to get you up with less fatigue. All you have to do is just simply rotate the forward lean adjuster 90-degrees for your pre-set Ride Mode forward lean. Plus, the cored-out Dupont Zytel Air Flow Highback weighs next to nothing, and offers plenty of lateral flex and support, but without sacrificing any responsiveness.
- Lightweight highback with fast and easy forward lean adjustment
- Cored-out Dupont Zytel highback offers lateral flex and low weight
- Dual Ride Stride forward lean creates a natural touring stride
- Karakoram is based out of Washington, USA
- Item #KRM001N
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I actually switched from carbon backs to the Air Flow. I had the original Karakoram bindings that used a similar back and was very happy with them. I found the carbon backs on my Prime Straightline bindings to be too stiff. I stashed those backs and switched to these. The flex is awesome and they are still stiff enough to handle technical skinning (I use the Flex Lock system, which is awesome). Overall I'm really happy with the backs.