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Best of both worlds.
Get ready to enjoy next-level comfort on your tours this season with the Karakoram Prime SL x NOW Splitboard Binding. Bringing the unrivaled comfort and performance of Now Bindings' Hyperfuse ankle strap to your split kit, it cranks up the comfort while maintaining Karakoram's legendary backcountry performance.
This glorious backcountry creation offers the same torsional rigidity you've come to expect from Karakoram, but with much more comfort across the ankles. The first of its kind in snowboarding, the Hyperfuse ankle strap is stitchless, spineless (not a bad thing), and seamless. Internally, the nylon webbing is strong, durable, and flexible, and is sandwiched between two layers of injected EVA, resulting in an unbelievably comfortable and lightweight strap that handles the most demanding days touring, season after season. Further adding to comfort, the Airflow highback is cored out for a bit more lateral flex and an ultralight feel, while still maintaining high levels of response when you're laying into heelside turns and slashing through secret powder stashes.
The Airflow also boasts a Ride-Stride forward lean that quickly switches between Ride and Walk modes with a 1/4-turn of the forward lean adjuster. In Walk mode, the -8 degree forward lean lengthens your stride to conserve energy on the long uphill skin, while Ride mode delivers 0 to 22 degrees of forward lean for quick-turning response when you're charging steeps. Karakoram's Prime Interface makes for a completely reliable feel underfoot, without unnerving seam slop or high-speed chatter, and the Solid Ride four-point attachment increases your stance options (-30 to 30 degrees) and improves ergonomics. Four wide preloaded contact points direct energy to the edges for unmatched response and control when you're riding 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 long, flatter approaches or flip the taller riser during intimidating, 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 has a load equivalent to DIN 6. Total changeover time is roughly two 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.
- World-class split tech meets cushy strap comfort
- Prime interface offers unrivaled up and down performance
- Fast and convenient switch from tour to ride mode
- Now Hyperfuse ankle strap delivers cushy comfort
- Supportive and lightweight Airflow highback
- Open Binding chassis allows board to flex torsionally
- Solid Ride design eliminates slop in the seam
- Karakoram creates splitboard solutions in Washington, USA
- Item #KRM001G