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Minimal weight, maximum efficiency.
Looking to shave grams off your current touring setup, but don't want to sacrifice solid board connection, energy transfer, and touring efficiency? An uncompromising solution to saving serious weight on the long uphill skin, the Women's Karakoram Prime SL Split Snowboard Binding is ridiculously lightweight with high levels of energy transfer and rock-solid board connection.
A bit softer than Karakoram's carbon-infused bindings, the Prime SL Split Binding features an Airflow highback that's cored out for a bit more lateral flex and an ultralight feel. However, it's still plenty responsive when you're laying into heelside turns and slashing through secret powder stashes. This highback features Ride-Stride forward lean that quickly toggles between Ride and Walk modes with a 1/4-turn of the forward lean adjuster. In Walk mode, the -8 degree forward lean elongates your stride to conserve energy on the long uphill skin. Ride mode delivers 0 to 22 degrees of forward lean (in two-degree increments) for quick-turning response when you're charging steeps.
This mid-flexing split binding uses Karakoram's Prime Interface for a completely solid feel underfoot, without unnerving seam slop or high-speed chatter. Its Solid Ride four-point attachment increases your stance options (-30 to 30 degrees) and improves ergonomics. Four wide, pre-loaded contact points direct energy to the edges for unmatched response and control when you're riding in steep high-consequence terrain.
Ditching traditional climbing wires for a two-height riser that deploys with the simple flick of your pole basket, the Flip-Speed Riser conquers mellow approaches and more demanding ascents alike. Engage the shorter riser on flatter approaches or flip the taller riser during steeper climbs. Additionally, there's a heel lock-down feature that's ideal for skating across flats and side-steeping small hills. This lock-down feature has a load equivalent to DIN 6.
Maximizing efficiency, the Prime Interface uses Karakoram's quick-release touring bracket, which allows for quick-and-easy transitions from touring to riding without taking your foot out of the binding. Total changeover time is roughly 2 minutes, and that includes taking off your skins and storing everything in your pack. Best of all, the Prime Interface has no moving parts, so you never have to worry about losing parts in the snow.
- Splitboard-specific binding for backcountry explorers
- Prime interface for superior up and down performance
- Quick and easy switch from tour to ride mode
- Lightweight and supportive Airflow highback
- Open Binding chassis allows board to flex torsionally
- Solid Ride design eliminates slop in the seam
- Negative forward lean option for walking comfort
- Karakoram creates splitboard solutions in Washington, USA
- Item #KRM0016
- Q & A
Do I need to buy the Karakoram Prime Interface kit separately for use with splitboard?