Split it and rip it.
Got your eye on a gnarly line, but not sure if your current split setup will be able to handle it? The Straight Line Splitboard Binding is Karakoram's stiffest offering, designed for pointing it down gnarly chutes and picking apart heavy AK lines that were previously thought to be too burly for tackling on a splitboard. Karakoram's revolutionary split system makes your board ride like a solid snowboard, and a carbon highback and super-stiff heelcup provide the response and precision needed for making mandatory moves in technical terrain.
It's designed strictly for splitboarding and works exclusively with Karakoram's clips and system for seamless performance. The lightweight baseplate connects to the board in ride mode through five attachment points to create a stiff connection and eliminate chatter and slop in the seam. This allows your board to ride like a solid setup so you can tap into terrain once thought too gnarly for shaky splitboards. Thanks to the separated plates on the ride mode interface and an open binding chassis, you can actually feel your board's torsional flex beneath your feet, offering vast improvements in control and precision over traditional systems.
Not only does the seamless design improve riding performance, but it also makes changing over from tour to ride mode and back insanely quick and easy. Instead of dealing with finicky pins and stubborn plates, the Split 30 clips in to tour mode via freely-rotating axles that are integrated into the baseplate so you never have to worry about losing parts at the top. When you're ready to ride down, just snap down the quick-release lever and the binding is locked into place. This same lever also allows you to lock your heel down in touring mode for icy traverses and long skates.
The stiff, yet incredibly lightweight carbon fiber highback and Karakoram's stiffest heelcup ensure lightning quick response. A new negative forward lean adjustment setting allows you to lengthen your stride for greater efficiency when crossing long flats and mellow slopes.
- Carbon fiber highback
- CNC machined open chassis baseplate
- 5-point attachment ride mode interface
- Freely-rotating touring attachment axles
- Quick Release heel lock
- Dual height heel risers
- Negative forward lean setting
- Two minute change-over time (includes removing skins and packing gear)
- NOT COMPATIBLE with Voile Chinese clips (Karakoram clips only)
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Karakoram Straight Line Splitboard
Is it really the carbon fibre high back...
Is it really the carbon fibre high back that makes this almost $200 more than these ones?
I've rented the split 30 and could only come to the conclusion that the only difference is the toe strap and high back?
Its a stiffer, thicker heel cup chassis and the carbon high back. The high backs are sweet! Considering all these parts are produced and manufactured in WA, its also the quality that you pay for. Personally I'd just upgrade my high backs but could be convinced to get these...
Just took the split 30's out for 2 days on a back country trip by Jackson. I didn't end up skinning up anything with my splitboard since we had a snowmobile BUT I can tell you the split 30 bindings are pretty sweet boarding down the hill (my regular board has Burton Custom bindings). My husband recently switched my board out from the Voile binding setup so I ended up doing some on the hill strap adjusting...it was super easy. If you don't already use high backs I don't really see why you should spend the extra $$.