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 Post subject: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:10 pm 
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So psyched that Bryce and Tyler are finally in production. It was two summers ago that I met Bryce while building mountain bike trails in SLC and he mentioned he was working on a little secret project. I was a bit skeptical that he could create something better and different where companies like Burton had failed. Glad to see that he stuck to his dream and got it done.

Just a note, while I do know Bryce, I didn't get any brodeal or anything like that so I guess you can consider me impartial.

I just got these this afternoon and quickly went to work stripping down my 2010 Khyber split (and weighing parts) to install the new hotness. :bananas: Figured you guys would want some pics.

Full shot - grey highbacks look dope with the salmon head topsheet
ImageNew Karakoram Setup by Zak Brown, on Flickr

Touring brackets - wow, these seem super solid - really excited to try them out
ImageNew Karakoram Setup by Zak Brown, on Flickr


ImageNew Karakoram Setup by Zak Brown, on Flickr


ImageNew Karakoram Setup by Zak Brown, on Flickr


The Karakoram clips shove the board halves together super tight
ImageNew Karakoram Setup by Zak Brown, on Flickr


Nice angle marks on the baseplates - these setup way easier than the Voile pucks
ImageNew Karakoram Setup by Zak Brown, on Flickr


Risers included, but I really like having the G3 duals - they may get put back on
ImageNew Karakoram Setup by Zak Brown, on Flickr


ImageNew Karakoram Setup by Zak Brown, on Flickr


I've been riding Spark's for the past two seasons (Ignitions and Fuses), my most recent setup was a FrankenFuse (Fuse baseplates, Union force highbacks and ankle straps, and Burton ultra capstraps), along with G3 dual heel risers. My bindings were a little lighter than stock Fuse's (about 40g total). I've been really psyched on Will's work, and will continue to use them along side the Karakoram's this season.

I'm really excited to ride the new setup - it seems like it really clamps the board halves together hard, which hopefully will translate to a more responsive ride. I think they're selling just the clips, which could be a nice upgrade for a Spark setup.

Weights came in really close - the Karakoram setup was 35g heavier than my old setup (complete and ready to ride it was 5930g with the Spark/Voile kit, 5965 with the Karakoram) - one I trim the straps it should be about even. Looks like the new Sparks will be about a half pound lighter, which is pretty significant, but I'm sure Bryce and Tyler will continue to refine and lighten up their setup.

Overall, I'm really impressed with Bryce and Tyler's work - it's a good time to be a splitboarder! :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:16 pm 
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nice!

going to go pick mine up now


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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:21 pm 
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Nice work with the set up and pics. Just got mine as well. :disco:

Cant wait to get my Venture so I can mount these babies.

First impression = beefy!

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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:34 pm 
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Got mine too. Now I just need my new board. Where is my JONES?? Must be on a slow boat from Africa?


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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:56 pm 
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Location: The Belly of Ham baby!!
SOOO SO SICK!!

Please post reviews!

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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:20 am 
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Sweet binders! Thanks for the great shots, they really show how the system works!

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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:14 am 
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Nice pics! Mine are in a truck/plane somewhere as I post this :rock:


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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:30 am 
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My bindings show up tomorrow---but my Jones is also on that slow boat from Tunisia. Ouch!!


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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:43 pm 
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Zak, thx for the informative photos of a sexy setup. Can't wait to try the Karakoram system out.


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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:46 pm 
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Yo Buck! Feel free to come over and check it out sometime - it's pretty damn slick. :drool:

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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:04 am 
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Looks killer, bruh. Thanks for the weights, etc.

Got mine last night and tore open the box. First impression, after about 40 seconds of review, is that a pinless toruing bracket amounts to nothing short of :rock: :rock:


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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
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Ha, had mine since last thursday. They're neato.

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 Post subject: Re: FYB! Got my Karakoram setup!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:40 am 
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Looks killer, bruh. Thanks for the weights, etc.

Got mine last night and tore open the box. First impression, after about 40 seconds of review, is that a pinless toruing bracket amounts to nothing short of :rock: :rock:


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