Joined: Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:48 pm Posts: 19 Location: Snoqualmie, Wa and Sandy, UT
I've been beat to posting info about the Karakoram store going live. I put the store up last week to start taking pre-orders for full Split30 systems and board clips. We're offering a discount for anyone who pre-orders. There are more details on the Karakoram Blog: http://karakorambc.blogspot.com/2010/08 ... -sale.html At this time we are only selling product in the United States and Canada.
Our retail pricing is a bit higher than the competition, but we are also offering an entire new platform and not just the bindings. For comparison a Universal Kit ($160) and Bindings ($299) go for $459, so we're about $140 more.
Haha, I just saw it today... sorry for beating you to the punch
So to clarify, if I bought your kit, I would just need to buy Skins? I guess it is not THAT much more then...
I didn't see anything on there about Crampons.
You are correct, skins and a board (production or DIY) is all you would need in addition to our kit. The Split30 kit includes: Bindings, Ride Mode Interfaces, Tour mode Interfaces, Board Clips, and Tip and Tail Clips.
We will be releasing crampons this winter. They should hopefully be available Decemberish.
No extra holes needed. The extra holes shown in the board are because the board in the picture is a DIY.
The standard stance angles are: front foot: max 30° back foot: max 5° min -30°
Duck stances are no problem. For directional stance we can swap out the rear foot to get more positive angle.
Can you clarify what that means in swapping out the rear foot? Why would a more positive angle not be possible? My normal stance is borderline for the rear foot at 6 deg, but I do bump it up to 9 or even 12 deg depending on the route/conditions. What are the angle increments in your system.
Is there any drawback to using two of the same "foot?" Sorry if the questions are basic. despite riding for over 20 years, I am newb to the world of splits.
Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions, I am very much looking forward to putting my first splitboard setup together this winter and off of the short skis I've been using for my BC access.
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:38 pm Posts: 819 Location: The Belly of Ham baby!!
I believe what Bryce means by swapping out the rearfoot simply means using a front baseplate in the back, too. The Karakoram baseplates are directional to favor a ducked stance and so using another front plate would just allow for +30 positive angle down to -5.
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