SICK! ridiculously light
by Backcountry Splitboarder
in Kirkwood, CA
Posted on 1/20/2014
Karakoram Carbon SL Splitboard Bindings
WOW! sure, they are not giving them away at all, BUT… These are by far the sickest bindings I have ever owned. I have 3 pairs of them, actually, and was previously riding the Spark R&D Burners, which are actually very nice, BUT
I will not be shy to say that once you have the Karakoram system, it would be impossible to go back to the old Voile pucks ever again. Love Voile for inventing it, and I have an old Voile 171 that is now a wall hanger, but now it's all about Lib Tech and Jones for my splits. C2 to be specific. C2 is the fastest and radest camber I have ever ridden. I also love the Jones Solution, and the carbon version also. As I suspected, they are very different boards, the carbon and the non-carbon solution that is. The carbon is 9 ounces lighter, and WAY stiffer. It's made to deal with high speed and still stay stable without too much chatter.
Put a set of these K's on the Lib and the Jones, and it would be hard to beat, especially the Lib Tech C-2 Travis Rice. It's not just because Travis likes it…
These Karakoram bindings do an exquisite job of reducing weight, VERY needed with all the weight you need to have on your deck from the touring hard wear, and the weight of your skins and poles, avalanche airbag pack, avy probe and shovel, beacon, etc.
And to be clear, Avalanches scare the hell out of me, and so I want EVERYTHING I can get to be safe, especially these new airbag packs.
How about some SNOW?