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THE PRIME SYSTEM

Prime Splitboard Bindings

QUIVERING

Prime Splitboard Quiver Connectors

SPLITBOARD CLIPS

karakoram splitboard clips

FLEX-LOCK

splitboard binding flex-lock

who we are

who we are

We are mountain people. We are innovators. We are the builders of our products.

Our designs and products are born from our mountain experiences. We are as passionate about our gear as we are about the mountains. We build products that we use.

The belief that there is always a better way fuels our drive to create . Even though we are setting new industry standards with our products- we know we can make them even better and we will.

We take pride in building each product as if it were our own gear. Our products are built with our own hands. By riders for riders.

We love the mountains. We love creating. We love building our products in North Bend, Washington.

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ambassadors

Our ambassadors are world class athletes, mountain guides and advocates for Karakoram. Every athlete we work with approached us about trying our gear and we are honored to have some of the best freeriders in the world riding Karakoram bindings.

Karakoram ambassadors test our gear all over the globe in the harshest conditions, from splitboarding in the polar lands of the Arctic Circle to exploring the desolation of Antarctica, climbing the highest peak in North America to riding endless pow in Japan, touring backyard stashes to claiming first descents. If we haven’t put our gear through harshest tests first, our ambassadors are sure to do it for us.

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we are splitboarding

Splitboarding is snowboarding in its purest form. It ‘s about scoring the line you’ve eyed for years, riding untracked pow with friends, earning your turns and coming home safe. Splitboarding is not about the biggest trick or who is sponsored; splitboarding is best described by Craig Kelly’s words- “the simple rider who’s out there just for the experience.” #WeAreSplitboarding is dedicated to the splitboard community, the people who live and breathe mountain life. We are a small but growing community of passionate backcountry snowboarders. We are splitboarding; here are our stories:
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stories

The Middle/Path Project Episode Three – “Knowledge is Powder”

Check out the third installment of The Middle/Path Project “Knowledge is Powder” as Ian Wood and his crew head north to British Columbia, Canada to find some fresh snow and learn a thing or two about sustainable energy along the way. “Beyond Boarding is a crew of snowboarders out of BC that truly inspire. From…

A Thank You to our Binding Builders/Friends

The past 6 months our entire crew (from the part timers to the full timers to even the owners here at Karakoram) has been working hard to get our product assembled, built to spec and shipped out the door. This year’s build season has been fantastic and we’re all getting excited for the start of…

Kevin Sansalone Interview

Above photo by Erin Hogue Kevin Sansalone Professional Snowboarder, Cinematographer, Movie producer, Business Owner, Coach, X Games Gold Winner, countless video parts, pages upon pages of editorial coverage, surfer, skater, bike rider and recently Snowboard guide, Kevin Sansalone has done it all over the space of his 20+ year career and he is still going.…

Northwest Avalanche Center Benefit Warehouse Sale!

Calling all splitboarders of Washington state and the rest of the Northwest! Come on out to our shop in North Bend, WA to get the best deals you’ll find anywhere on Karakoram bindings, accessories, and apparel all while supporting the Northwest Avalanche Center! Who?: You! You can contribute to our local avalanche center, NWAC! What?: We’ll be…

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Backcountry Safety

Your safety in the backcountry relies on your training and awareness to identify ever-changing mountain hazards and make decisions that will get you home safely. Your safety is important to us, your family and friends. In cooperation with the Northwest Avalanche Center Karakoram is creating a backcountry safety section of our webpage. You will find access to national avalanche forecasts, avalanche centers, safety articles and more.

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PNW Splitboarders, Support NWAC with Purchase of Bindings

Hey Pacific Northwest Splitboarders! Thinking of buying a set of Splitboard Bindings this winter? Grab a set of Karakoram splitboard bindings between October 29th and November 6th from our website and we’ll buy your 15-16 NWAC membership. If that’s not enough, we’ll also give you a limited edition Karakoram/NWAC t-shirt. Here’s your opportunity support NWAC-…

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Northwest Avalanche Center Benefit Warehouse Sale!

Calling all splitboarders of Washington state and the rest of the Northwest! Come on out to our shop in North Bend, WA to get the best deals you’ll find anywhere on Karakoram bindings, accessories, and apparel all while supporting the Northwest Avalanche Center! Who?: You! You can contribute to our local avalanche center, NWAC! What?: We’ll be…

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To Wear a Helmet, or Not to Wear a Helmet? You Decide.

Helmet use and its correlation to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and risk-taking behavior in snowboarding and skiing: A VERY brief review of literature. David is a fast, powerful snowboarder, and it was with a halting CRACK that his skull impacted the tree at Stevens Pass, Washington. He had been snowboarding all morning with…

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Saving Lives Through Avalanche Education with AIARE

Above photo: Zach Clanton (@zclanton on Instagram) For many of us here in U.S. the winter season has already come and gone, however it’s never a bad time to get educated on avalanche safety. Check out this gut wrenching and informative short video from the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education.

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