Split or solid, it doesn't discriminate.
The cost of split-specific bindings usually doesn't leave much money leftover for a pair of binders for your resort board. Realizing that their split bindings actually rode pretty well in-bounds, the guys at Karakoram decided to offer a solution with the Prime Connect Splitboard Binding. This binding is primed for solid-board shredding, but can easily be prepped for backcountry exploration with the addition of Karakoram's Connect Split Kit (sold separately). And since ladies are capable of ripping as hard as the dudes, this women's version retains all of the stiffness and support of the men's, just with a fit that's better suited to the shape and size of ladies' legs.
The key feature of the Connect is the Quiver-Connector system. It comes standard with two Quiver-Connectors, which are the means by which this binding attaches to a board with a 4-hole system. By setting up the Quiver-Connectors on your boards ahead of time, you can switch the bindings from one board to the next in mere seconds, all without fussing with screws, angles, or stance measurements. Take the split out before the lifts start running, switch over to your solid pow board to snag some freshies at the resort, then finish off the day with some groomer laps on your carving board, all with the same set of bindings.
- Versatile design for the backcountry or the resort
- Quiver-Connectors let you switch boards quickly
- All-mountain tuned baseplate handles pow and groomers
- Lightweight and supportive Airflow highback
- Open Binding chassis allows board to flex torsionally
- Two-stage dampening smooths out the ride
- Connect Split system sold separately
- Karakoram bindings are proudly crafted in Washington, USA
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I can honestly say I was a little skeptical of the whole convenience thing but man was I wrong. I was sent a Prototype of these a few years ago and really only used them for touring at first but then the real genius of the connects showed itself. I now take 2 boards to the resort. It’s been a blast being able to switch back and forth faster than you can even start to take a disc binding off and if you feel like touring, they are a fully functional splitboard binding. Just purchase the split kit that is sold separately and you are flying up a mountain in no time. If you dabble in everything or just want 1 binding for your split, powder and everyday stick, look no further.
High Tech, Durable and Comfy
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I bought a set for my girlfriend and she has been super stoked on them. She likes the way the strap feels, and that they are very responsive.
I have a set of the Men's Connects, and I'll say that I love the way they feel when turning, love that they are long lasting, and love that they are made in USA. Being able to splitboard on them too is seriously next level.
Only thing to watch out for is that the Women's small's don't really fit a size 8. We got a set, then returned them for Mediums instead, and she says those fit much better.