Every design change we make boils down to one simple tenet: gear should improve our experience. For us, experience is driven by performance. High-performance snowboarding is more than transport,more than just trying to get down the hill. It is dynamic, playful, aggressive, unpredictable, fluid. Communicated through feel, punctuated by turns, performance becomes an improvised conversation with the mountains:
Karakoram riding performance starts with our Active Joining Technology which allows fast removal and attachment of bindings while maintaining optimal riding performance. When you close the Power-Link to lock your Karakoram bindings to the Quiver-Connectors (Ride Mode for splitboard), the Quiver-Connector (Ride Mode for splitboard) spring loads the binding to the snowboard generating pre-loaded contact points near the snowboard edges. In addition to pre-loading contact points, the Quiver-Connector (Ride Mode for splitboard) creates a wider connection to the board by extending the binding attachment points outside the traditional snowboard hole pattern. The combination of the wider connection and pre-loaded contact points prevents the bindings from flexing off the snowboard and increases your leverage to the edges of your snowboard, giving you more power transfer from less movement.
Compatible with all Prime System bindings, Quiver-Connectors allow you to quickly and effortlessly swap your Karakoram bindings from board to board. Now your split, your park board, your pow stick, your groomer rocket, and anything else in your quiver can enter the world of durable, no-compromise, lightweight Karakoram performance. No turning screws, no fumbling trying to remember your stance, and no wasting time when you want to switch boards.
When you work your tail off to climb up the hill, you want to know that your ride down will be a reward and not a compromise. You want your splitboard to ride just like a regular snowboard – you want a Solid Ride.
The climb up is all about efficiency. With a precision sleeved pivot on the binding and Active Joining Technology on the Tour Mode you get the ultimate in edge control and the smoothest stride.
Only works with Alpine Primes (Prime1, SL, Straightline, Carbon)
Comes standard with All-Mountain Primes (Connect, Connect-W, Connect RCT)
Continuing their reign as the pinnacle of splitboard innovation, the Alpine Primes remain the bindings of choice for seasoned backcountry riders. With CNC’d aluminum construction, dual FlipSpeed risers, Heel-Lock, and Active Joining Technology, our Alpine Prime bindings offer everything experienced splitboarders seek from their bindings. New for 16/17, we are proud to include our FlexLock standard with all Alpine Prime bindings, effectively doubling edging power while touring.