Forums Bindings Karakoram?
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  • #572456
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Hey, I’m Bryce, co-owner of Karakoram. The binding system linked to in this thread is not ours. My brother Tyler and I have been working hard for the last two years developing our new splitboard system, which is a completely new system that does not use any components from existing splitboard products. We are looking forward to introducing our splitboard product to the market in early 2010, at which time we will be releasing the details on our system. Thank you for your interest in our company and products. Checkout our website http://www.karakorambc.com for more details in the future.
    -Bryce

    Hey Bryce,
    Looks like your site has been updated a bit.
    So are you introducing a binding for the existing split platform, or do you have an all new interface? Your site is pretty vague in this regard. Is this because of the “patent pending” on your page? If so I can understand if you don’t want to divulge what your doing, but please do 😉

    Cheers!

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #622770
    russman
    689 Posts

    Agreed. Please do tell 🙂

    #622771
    samh
    726 Posts

    Where did you pull this quote from? I was looking at the Karakoram page last week and am hoping to hear more details from them. Was kind of surprised to find a splitboard-based design Web site that I hadn’t read about on splitboard.com. Maybe it’s just me but I feel that splitboard.com is truly the pulse of splitboarding online.

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    #622772
    utasidian
    120 Posts

    that quote snurfer posted was pulled from another thread here on the sb.com.

    http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7661

    #622773
    sketchyT
    280 Posts

    I think it’s a common practice when developing anything new to not release too many details. If you do, the public will hold you to those details. That’s limits your ability to make changes in design and not the best way to produce new ideas.

    I’ve know these guys for some time and have been watching them develope this product. I’m amazed at their creativity and how they problem solve. Their design has evloved since I first saw it and although I haven’t sccen their lastest version I’ve heard it’s awesome! I’m hoping to get them up to the Mt Baker Festival for a demo so everyone can check it out.

    Ha! I posted some TR images last Spring of the new binding system and no one noticed.

    This is the twins on Kendal Knob last spring testing their prototypes.

    Bryce ripping the pooh on a prototype.

    #622774
    brycek
    17 Posts

    Hey Snurfer,

    My brother and I have developed a completely new system, a new binding, a new ride mode interface and a new tour mode interface. We developed our split system with the main requirements being: Riding Performance, Touring Efficiency and Durability. Tyler and I are engineers, so we have a tendency to continually improve the design based off of our testers’ feedback. As I’ve mentioned on our website we are in the last stages of beta testing and we are waiting to collect the latest round of test data before we show how everything works. More info should be posted up in the coming months.

    -Bryce

    #622775
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    @brycek wrote:

    Hey Snurfer,

    My brother and I have developed a completely new system, a new binding, a new ride mode interface and a new tour mode interface. We developed our split system with the main requirements being: Riding Performance, Touring Efficiency and Durability. Tyler and I are engineers, so we have a tendency to continually improve the design based off of our testers’ feedback. As I’ve mentioned on our website we are in the last stages of beta testing and we are waiting to collect the latest round of test data before we show how everything works. More info should be posted up in the coming months.

    -Bryce

    Hey Bryce,

    Good to hear you are bringing an entire system to market, can’t wait to check out your technology.

    Thanks!

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #622776
    powpow
    75 Posts

    I’m psyched to see the final product. Are those highbacks carbon?

    #622777
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    Sounds sick. Here’s hoping karakoram becomes the dynafit of the splitboard world.

    Need a beta tester? I’ll do my best to break ’em!

    #622778
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Hey Bryce
    The video was interesting, how long before your split system hits the street?
    All the best!

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #622779
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    Agreed. I’m very intrigued to see it. I think I remember reading that it’d be at the mt baker split festival? Is that still going to happen?

    #622780
    brycek
    17 Posts

    We are planning on being at the Mt. Baker Split fest March 27th-28th. We should have a couple of the latest binding systems for people to check out.

    As far as availability goes, our first full production run will most likely be available in the October time frame. We have been doing a small limited release this winter with a few more going out this spring.

    -Bryce

    #622781
    russman
    689 Posts

    @treepilot wrote:

    Sounds sick. Here’s hoping karakoram becomes the dynafit of the splitboard world.

    Need a beta tester? I’ll do my best to break ’em!

    Hey Treepilot, it was rad meeting you this weekend! I don’t know about you, but I’m insanely stoked on Bryce and Tyler’s system. What do you think? Seems like they really could become the Dynafit of Splitboarding…? Its pretty lightweight…

    #622782
    Swedish-banana
    147 Posts

    Will the binding fit on a regular manufactured board or do you need to drill new holes?

    #622783
    brycek
    17 Posts

    The binding system matches the standard hole pattern used by production splitboards. For a DIY board you will need to drill and t-nut.

    #622784
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    It was cool to meet the Karakoram bros and ride with them, The guys are legit riders with a legit system (Hucking off cornices in ski mode and charging lines in ride mode) Im a snowboarder so I dont know about the dynafit of the ski world, I think its more the Karakoram of the splitboard world anyway the Baker splitfest was fun and was way awsome to meet others in the sceen gettin after it

    #622785
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    @russman wrote:

    @treepilot wrote:

    Sounds sick. Here’s hoping karakoram becomes the dynafit of the splitboard world.

    Need a beta tester? I’ll do my best to break ’em!

    Hey Treepilot, it was rad meeting you this weekend! I don’t know about you, but I’m insanely stoked on Bryce and Tyler’s system. What do you think? Seems like they really could become the Dynafit of Splitboarding…? Its pretty lightweight…

    There’s certainly some inherent advantages in their system. A new system that’s lighter and faster could become the new standard. With more and more factory splits shipping without hardware, their turn key system (hardware and bindings) is attractive to people buying these boards.

    No matter what, increased competition, new designs, etc all benefit the end user. I’m stoked to see Bryce and Tyler pushing the envelope and challenging the status quo.

    #622786
    russman
    689 Posts

    Here’s a shot of the binding I found on their blog page:

    #622787
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    ^^^^

    You sure that’s a split binding and not some new deadly weapon? I mean, take a look at the name -> Karakoram….

    That was Pontus

    #622788
    Zee
    136 Posts

    System looks interesting. Definitely looks like a lot of thought went into it. Any plans to build a compatible crampon?

    Any ballpark on pricing yet?

    If a person was to buy a base system (Venture, Jones, etc) all we would need is skins and your system?

    Looks very promising if that is the case.

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