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Karakoram Prime-X Carbon Splitboard Binding

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    Built for the most epic tours imaginable.

    The Karakoram Prime-X Carbon Splitboard Binding delivers ultra-powerful response and maximum touring efficiency for the longest skins and most demanding lines on the planet. From exposed lines in the Tetons to no-fall zones in Alaska, this is the binding that some of the world's gnarliest shredders rely on when accessing terrain by foot.

    Lending an incredibly supportive, powerful, and featherweight feel to this binding is a carbon fiber composite highback. Adding to its ultra-responsive feel is Karakoram's Prime Interface, which ensures a completely solid feel underfoot without unnerving seam slop or chatter at high speeds. Its Solid Ride four-point attachment gives you increased stance options (-30 to 30 degrees) and improved ergonomics. Four wide, pre-loaded contact points direct energy to the edges for unmatched response and control when you're riding steep, high-consequence terrain.

    Its Ride-Stride forward lean 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 adjustable increments) for quick-turning response when you're charging steeps.

    Ditching traditional climbing wires for a two-height riser that deploys with the quick 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 up the taller riser during intimidating, steeper climbs. Additionally, there's a heel lock-down feature that's ideal for skating across long flats and side-stepping small hills. This lock-down has a load equivalent to DIN 6.

    Specializing in efficiency, the Prime Interface uses the tried-and-true Tour Mode used on the original Split 30 interface. A quick-release touring bracket and Power-Link activation lever allow 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 stashing 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.

    • The lightest and most powerful splitboard binding available
    • Carbon highback is insanely light and responsive
    • Prime interface for superior up and down performance
    • Quick and easy switch from tour to ride mode
    • Open Binding chassis allows board to flex torsionally
    • Solid Ride design eliminates slop in the seam
    • Negative forward lean option for walking comfort
    • Karakoram has revolutionized splitboard binding technology
    • Item #KRM001C

    Tech Specs

    Highback
    carbon fiber
    Baseplate
    stainless steel, [heelcup] 7075-T6 aluminum
    Ankle Strap
    Air-Form
    Toe Strap
    Air-Form
    Flex
    stiff
    Mount
    Karakoram
    Claimed Weight
    1lb 6.9oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 year

    Tech Specs

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    Absolutely Phenomenal Binding

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been on the PrimeX Carbon bindings all winter, and without a doubt they are the sickest snowboard bindings I've ever used. That's right, I said "snowboard" bindings. Don't pigeon hole the PrimeX into being just a super light splitboard binding, because it is so much more than that. I use these full time as my big mountain backcountry touring binding, as well as my day to day resort driver. I quiver these between the Jones Carbon Solution, Jones Ultracraft (solid) board, and several other funny looking powder shapes. What I find is that on the skin track the weight savings actually do add up to the point at which you're scratching your head, because you feel like there's nothing on your feet. They are THAT light. Then for ride down, it doesn't matter if you're on a solid or splitboard, because they are so clamped onto the board that you have unparalleled board feel, and board control. In fact they give a feel that is similar to older style "baseless" bindings where your boot was directly on the topsheet. You are closer to the board than you are on any other binding. Now, if you're a park rider landing flat on icy jumps, then you may want to check out Karakoram's Prime Connect bindings because of the increased dampening. But if you're looking for a freeriding machine that gives you better board control and edge hold than any other binding on Earth, definitely throw down for these. Lastly, in a day and age when almost every company is outsourcing overseas, Karakoram stays true to the heart of snowboarding by making nearly everything in the USA, and by employing other snowboarders who care about the sport. Performance matters, and snowboarding jobs matter.

    Riser Update

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Massive improvements
    After using these the entire winter so far I can say, the riser issue has been fixed.
    They are simple, easy and fast to use. See video.
    I have had zero issues with collapsing or breaking. 1 pair all winter with tons of distance and vert. Do not see them failing at all.

    I literally have zero complaints. If you knew me, that's a big deal. No more struggling through small steeps because going to the high riser is an issue or vice versa. These are fast and make switching an afterthought.

    Hands down the best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I’ve rode split binding models from almost every major brand and the Prime is my personal set up. The board control is the best hands down. Without going into the ride to in-depth, I’d like to cover some of the new upgrades that make this year’s editions that much better.
    The New Risers
    They are amazing, hands down the best on the market. Karakoram fixed the durability issues with the new model and created and easier riser to use in the process. I used almost every proto type during the process of changing the risers and the version that went to production is well worth the effort of going through a testing process. You will be pleased.
    Heal Lock in Ski Mode
    The next part of the risers that is new is the heal lock for ski mode. SO MUCH BETTER! Before I would pop out of the lock when I would heavily flex the ski but not anymore! The heal lock is solid now. You can stomp, smash and ski!
    Heal Lock in Ride Mode
    This subtle difference is huge! I love how it pulls the binding down. It helps you not have to clean off as much snow or ice and it creates a tighter lock to the board. This is also part of constant testing by Karakoram. Science at work.
    Flex-Lock
    This is hands down the greatest advancement in splitboarding over the last few years. Bold statement, I know. Imagine all the advantages of a hard boot for the up and out but the soft boot for the way down. I literally have had the flex lock just sitting in my bin for half of last season. I put them on this year and immediately felt like a dumbass. Skating, skinning, skiing, side stepping, slope testing and about anything else that starts with an s feel immediately more stable. You will fly on long approaches or exits.

    Well worth the money!