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Splitboard binding questions

Hello everyone! I recently bought the K2 joy driver split package (https://www.k2snowboarding.com/en/mens/snowboards/joy-driver-split-packa...) (goodbye lugging my board up mountains) and I was hoping to use my very old bindings (https://www.evo.com/outlet/snowboard-bindings/burton-freestyle-2012).

I read online you can use the voile splitboard pucks that came with the board with any bindings, but I think I need some additional hardware (if my old bindings are even compatible). So I have a couple of questions:

1. Are my bindings compatible with the voile pucks?

1a. If so what, if any, additional hardware do I need?

1b. If they're not compatible, do you have any recommendations on compatible bindings?

1c. Are there any major advantages to having splitboard bindings compared to regular snowboard bindings (besides weight)?

2. Are there any other components that I'm missing (ex split-mode binding pivot attachment)?

3. Not really related - but how necessary are crampons/are they worth it/any recommendations?

Not sure if it's relevant but I have these boots (https://www.evo.com/outlet/snowboard-boots/burton-imperial-2016) US size 11.5

Thanks in advance for your help!

It's not worth the hassle

It's not worth the hassle mounting your old freestyle bindings. The voile adapter plates ruin the entire experience, they are clunky, the setup gets heavy plus you move your pivot point away from the board. Hence you are loosing a lot of performance during ascent (edge hold) and descent. If you are low on budget buy a used pair of split bindings.

Regarding splitboard crampons: It makes your touring endeavors a lot more safer. You won't need them for every tour, but when the snow gets harder, the terrain steeper and you are more exposed it can be a real nightmare having them not at hand. For spring touring you'll need them when in the morning hours everything is icy, crusty or plain slippery before the sun turns it into slush.

Boots are OK to start with. The more stiffer the better. The outsole doesn't provide much grip, this gets important if you start bootpacking/climbing by foot.