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 Post subject: K2 introduces the new "Kwicker" splitboard system -
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:54 pm 
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Read the link below, lets hear your thoughts on this

http://business.transworld.net/117611/f ... 4908#ngtop


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Clicker is back it seems... I gues this would make a bunch of people happy.

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Seems like a good idea if it works, but I'll reserve judgement untill somebody tried it. I'm not sure if clicking in to something like this in the deep snow is as easy as advertised.

Heard this was coming from a dude I rode with last week, but they didn't give him a version to test even though he is sponsored by K2 and a splitboarder.

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Always glad to see new products, would love to check it out in person. Fastest and lightest is a pretty big claim! I wonder how the boots perform in the skintrack.

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I agree with the K2 rep that the downfall of the old step in systems was the crappy boots and the weird integrated highbacks. If they got that part sorted, this seems like it could work, and maybe even work well. I rode a Switch system back in the day (cool binding, bad boots) and Burton step ins for many years (good boots and bindings, but heavy). With modern boot technology and a big manufacturer behind the project, they could pull this off.

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Interesting that they would put so much into this setup, but still use Voile pucks.

I'd love to check it out and hear what others have to say about it though.


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Seems like you would be better off going to a hard boot setup compared to this

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I have made the jump to hardboots---and I am not sure that I am going back. However, I am stoked to see new developments and I am happy to see K2's commitment to BC products. The future is looking bright for both the soft boot and hardboot folks.


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Rode with a guy with clickers ONCE. We had to boot up a steep section. At the top he couldn't "click in" because the pocket on boot bottom was packed with ice. We worked on it for awhile (in blizzard conditions)(had to take gloves off, frozen fingers) and all seemed good so off I went. Waited for an hour (I seriously thought he died in a slide, hit his noggin on a rock, broke a leg...) and just began skinning back up for my buddy when he emerged from the white haze, walking. He had to walk down because his board wouldn't stay on.

I'd have to hear alot of good stuff about clickers in the B.C. to wash that experience from my epic trip memory bank.

I didn't see anything in the promo that acknowledged the problem we encountered that day.


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paging Kyle. he may just have some insight into this contraption.


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Once again, K2 getting it so incredibly wrong for the core market. Why does K2 keep believing that their core market is in the 12-18 year old range? Cuz that's who I think would really be stoked on a system like this. Someone who skins up a max of 500 feet vertical in their local resort sidecountry.

Does anyone really not believe that 30-40 year olds drop the most coin on splitboard related products?

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They actually say that this is going to be their premium splitboard package. Obviously the Panoramic (which by itself is a very nice split) is some underdog...

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Been splitting with modded clickers in Utah since late 90s or so, no problems, I've had many more strap-in binding components break before then, and not much deep snow out here ever. fear them! :lol:

I wish they were making one with a built in on/off highback for longer strides while touring, but I'm sure I'll get a pair of the boots if they are lighter than what I have now.

It will be interesting to see if the boa cable strings over the instep within the boot are a viable replacement for cranking down an ankle strap as in the versions that I have now. Could be quite a pressure point there if the pressure of the cables isn't spread out through some dense material.


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