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 Post subject: Video: Karakoram splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:44 am 
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Check out this video from Karakoram giving an inside look at the company. Sweet stuff.

Link: http://www.splitboard.com/index.php/fea ... d-bindings


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 Post subject: Re: Video: Karakoram splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:50 am 
the people making this crap are just ... not on the planet ... get some real prices normal people can afford...

what a ripoff these split companies are ...just gouging us!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Video: Karakoram splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:03 am 
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Starplit - You're welcome to start your own, quality binding company and sell them cheaper than the Klosters. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Video: Karakoram splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:53 am 
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starspliter wrote:
the people making this crap are just ... not on the planet ... get some real prices normal people can afford...

what a ripoff these split companies are ...just gouging us!!!!!




Yeah a pair of guys who love splitboarding, take a risk by hand making a newly designed binding, employing people in the US rather than China decided to 'gouge' their fellow friends.
Get over it, this is how much it costs.




HansGLudwig wrote:
Starplit - You're welcome to start your own, quality binding company and sell them cheaper than the Klosters. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Video: Karakoram splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Inflation, The Economy, Damn Republicans/Democrats

Costs suck for sure and when you get a good deal then sweet.

Today i received replacement bushings for my Spark Fuze bindings, the bindings i bought from here used. Spark didnt charge me a thing for the bushings or shipping.

Perhaps the extra $$ is going to ensure that every product sent out is the best and will be serviced for its life within reason.

I cant afford k-rams but without there game then tesla wouldnt have come about. And without tesla well.....

Come on Snow!!!!! :bananas:

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 Post subject: Re: Video: Karakoram splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:55 am 
but whats 850$ for bindings i'll just dig out some gold from my backyard mine..
K puts 500$ into the ...unit and reap $350 for the pocket sell 100 of these and get
and =35K$

wish i was in that kinda biz!


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 Post subject: Re: Video: Karakoram splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:44 am 
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Sounds like someone should have went to engineering school. $35K split between 2 guys, um yeah, they're getting rich. Luckily they don't live in CA or their electric bill would be that much a year.

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 Post subject: Re: Video: Karakoram splitboard bindings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:38 pm 
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starspliter wrote:
but whats 850$ for bindings i'll just dig out some gold from my backyard mine..
K puts 500$ into the ...unit and reap $350 for the pocket sell 100 of these and get
and =35K$

wish i was in that kinda biz!


I hate to break it to you starspliter, but the majority of the goods you buy have Margins (profits) of 41% or more.

I think you are forgetting that these guys have to purchase and finance machines and other various production tools and materials. Things like CNC machines (not cheap), injection molding setups, presses etc etc.. Additionally there is time and money invested in developing and testing prototypes. Some of which never even make it to market. Spark's Edison interface is a perfect example of this. In order for a business to stay in business they have to pass these costs onto the customer. Over time these bindings will be available at lower costs (See Sparks Blaze and Burner pricing).

The great thing about these guys doing the R&D and progressing the sport is that it gives us options. If these new options are not worth your money, you can continue to utalize old bindings with Voile slider plates.


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