Our backcountry expert Andy Malton from thegemsstock is back with another article, this time running through the essentials and more when it comes to backcountry equipment. Next up are his recommendations for bindings – with a deeper look at two top splitboard binding brands specifically, Spark R+D and Karakoram.
Most riders go for a stiffer, more supportive binding for riding in the backcountry, although in reality it all comes down to what you prefer. Splitboard bindings are a little more complicated – most regular snowboard bindings will fit on most splitboards, though if the splitboard has Karakoram specific hardware then it’s essential that a Karakoram binding is used.
Splitboard Specific Bindings
Two brands dominate the splitboard binding market, Spark R+D and Karakoram. Both offer innovative solutions that give the user super easy transitions and changeovers.
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