Season: 2013/14
Manufacturer: Karakoram

Karakoram has combined their stiffest heelcup with the carbon Highback, to adjust Straightline binding for the toughest riders.

Karakoram Straightline 13-14

Weight: 1.550g  

Price (SRP) from: 700€
Included: Bindung and Interface


Karakoram has combined their stiffest heelcup with the carbon Highback, to adjust Straightline binding for the toughest riders.
This binding is for you if you really want to charge, and when I write realy, I mean it that way. The guys from Karakoram say "If your motto is point and destroy" then the straightline is for you.
It delivered with Interface for around € 700.

The Split 30 is the entry level model into high performance splitboard bindings for about € 600.00 and has already been described in the last season. Here you can read the information and watch a vid.

And If you are interested in our ISPO News About Karakoram you can check out the Video and further details here.

Splitboard Bindung Straightline


Features Karakoram:

  • Ride Stride forward lean, by a 90 ° rotation of the "Forwardleand Adjusters" You get a "Backwardlean" with 8 ° which has advantages doing log steps while hiking.
  • High Back Air Flow design that improves strenght / weight ratio
  • 5 fixing points optimize the connection of the board halves
  • The tour mode interface frees itself from the snow and is very stable
  • The Tour Mode Axle system brings stifness and smooth turning
  • The Heel Lock Down, allows the fixing of the binding on the board, so you can quickly skate out a flat section, or sideways overcome a steep passage in skiing style.
  • The dual height riser allows two settings of the climbing aid

Here you get the ISPO presentation Vid.

The latest Karakoram vid



  • Carbon Fiber
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Dupont Zytel ST


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    21. December 2013 - 0:08 Log in or sign up to post comments.

    A sophisticated splitboardbinding. May be a bit too sophisticated for some situations outside ones livingroom. The mounting of baseplates and binding needs to be done properly, and expects more time than e.g. voile pucks. Hike mode is very fine, crampons can be mounted easily and are very light. In terms of stiffness and edgehold I noticed no particular difference. Changeover to ride mode is sometimes tricky, especially when ice forms on the baseplates.

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    18. December 2013 - 11:07 Log in or sign up to post comments.

    I tried the system a couple of days ago. First of all the size of it is really small (my shoe size is EU 47 and i could barely fit into a size L). The transition form split to solid is a bit challenging even in perfect conditions, so i imagine in bad conditions it would be even more difficult. The ride down was OK, nothing special, but i was expecting a lot. The best thing of the system is its rigidity - this is perfect.

    To sum up: a lot of marketing that does not match the performance, at least for me