The Karakoram Prime X takes the Prime System to the next level, slashing 85 grams off the weight of the 2019 model. The proven bindings score with its easy handling and ensure that you win the fight against the material. Fast conversion from walk to ride with a perfected technology, best fit and response brings true splitboard joy. The Prime X is setting a new standard for all backcountry snowboarders.
The Cored Reactive Highback features an optimised strength-to-weight ratio. It comes with a medium-stiff flex and is Flex-Lock compatible. Dual Ride-Stride Forward Lean offers a ride and a walk mode on these bindings. In walk mode, a negative 8 degree highback angle allows you to glide further with every step. In ride mode, a forward lean between zero and 22 degrees provides better leverage on your heelside turns.
Sidehilling – no longer the bane of splitboarders. Simply flip the Flex-Lock lever to gain side-hilling leverage. You’ve never been so powerful while touring in icy conditions. Flip the lever back to regain lateral flex to surf the mountain and kick your methods.
With the Open Chassis Baseplate, these bindings can twist with the torsional flex of the snowboard creating uncompromised board feel. The X-Type 7075-T6 Heelcup is 2x stronger than standard aluminium. CNC core outs maximize strength-to-weight ratio and the high sidewall supports the boot for a better power transfer and grip while side hilling. With Power Link, you can get your binding out of ride mode in the easiest way by an ergonomic activation lever, which allows you to remove your binding or engage it with one simple motion.
The AirPod Ankle Straps focuses on the essential. Without bling, these straps focus on comfort and support at low weight.
The Active Joining technology consists of 4 pre-loaded contact points that load the bindings to the board enabling direct power transfer to the edges. This avoids energy loss and offers an instant response. The Tour Step is the ultimate convenience when you need lots of change-overs between riding and hiking. You can simply keep your binding fastened to your boot while you change over, this will significantly cut down on your transition time.
Karakoram is a small splitboard binding company based out of North Bend, Washington, founded by two brothers who wanted more out of their gear. Passion, determination and a love for snow put Karakoram on the map. Their bindings are designed, created and assembled in the US and every single person involved in the supply chain is a snowboard backcountry enthusiast.