Introducing the new Karakoram Prime Nomad women's splitboard binding. Packed with all of the same amazing features of the dude's binding, the women's version is available in smaller sizing. This is the benchmark split binding! Made to uphill with ease but will outperform your "in bounds" set-up on big committing descents.
This next generation soft boot binding is 50 grams lighter than its famed cult classic predecessor, the Prime SL. When we envision splitboard hardware, two things are on our mind. The first is how easily and securely do the bindings attach to the board and the second of course is how well does the hardware clamp the splitboard back together to form one cohesive platform. With Karakoram’s Active Joining, you can literally toss the binding onto the loose fitting plates with ample room for snow and ice to join. Then with one simple throw of the oversized integrated heel lock, the binding bolts securely into place with zero tolerances for any slop or wiggle. The pre-loaded Ride Mode 2.0 Carbon infused seam tabs interlock across the seam of your splitboard and are designed to clear snow easily with snow ejection channels.
Utilizing “active joining” the wider connection points increase leverage for improved power transfer to your edges. The higher full length sidewall gives greater support for better power transfer and grip while sidehilling, with a shape that is more conducive for freestyle riding. The lighter aggressive “airpod” strap has independent pressure pods that pull into your boot from the sides without placing direct pressure on the front of your foot. Thus eliminating the need to place your bum in the snow to release your straps due to pain and discomfort to keep you and your feet happily riding all day long.
The Prime Nomad has a new lightweight and stiffer Reactive Highback. This highback is very comfortable with a scalloped top to eliminate top-of-boot pressure points and is very responsive into turns with a nice side-to-side range of motion. The new Prime X chassis is stiffer toe to heal with an open design that allows the board to twist naturally under the binding.
The Prime Nomad shines on the uphill with independent sleeves that rotate freely on a fixed through-axle (similar to a bike axle) for a stiff and smooth touring pivot. The Dual Speed riser is easy to use with your ski poles and has a slick “quick lock” to secure your heels for those dreaded downhill skins.
Pick up the Karakoram Prime Nomad - go uphill, transition faster than your skier friends and slash, spray and freestyle on the downhill better than you ever have. Go home and put all your other bindings up for sale on the swap.