The 2018 Prime SL is designed to be light enough for long days without compromising performance. Whether you're new to the backcountry community or a seasoned veteran this binding is no down grade even though it is Karakoram's entry level split binding.
The SL comes with all the Karakoram bells & whistles, the 7075-T6 heelcup, titanium pins and airform straps. Each bindings comes in weighing 725g making them a versatile being meant to perform equally on the up as well as the down.
In walk mode, the binding moves back 8 degrees past vertical for long strides; the sleeved axles create a stiff, smooth pivot; the flip-speed risers adjust to two climbing heights; and offset cradles help to keep snow clear on entry.
The four attachment points lock both sides of your splitboard together in ride mode, the open binding chassis flexes with the board, the SL stiffness comes in at a 7 making for a flexible feel. This binding categorizes best as an all mountain binding but having the ability to perform on the freeride to longer approaches.
Other features: Stance angles between 30 and -30 degrees, 0.5 inch stance adjustments, CNC machined parts, on-the-fly heel lockdown with a release value approximating DIN 6. Karakoram splitboard clips required; not compatible with Voile hooks.