The transition from soft to hard plate bindings

Movement in the high mountains alpine brings the often long and icy traverses, as well as exits in less-than-ideal snow conditions. To reach the hilltop and seats is often necessary to remove the splitboard and continue the shoes either with or without wearing crampons them. These conditions have led to many splitters transition from soft freestyle binding for better equipment – hard-soled shoes with vibramovou and a plate bindings.

This setup provides a large number of advantages:

  1. Hard boots allow tripping tip of the crust, as well as a semi-solid mounting crampons, movement in mountainous terrain is so considerably safer.
  2. The transfer of power to the ski edge in icy traverses is much better for boots that does not have freedom in the ankle. This is a limited-slip along the fall line, crampons is so necessary to deploy less frequently.
  3. When the pitch is the maximum strain splitboard binding by removing the plate (which is stored in the bag), hard boot containing the skeleton built handlebar is anchored only top panel “dynafitového” binding. (Compatible bindings also manufactures such as G3 – eg model ONYX).
  4. When Congress enables better control of the splitboard especially in difficult snow conditions

Other advantages of the system, as well as detailed descriptions of the transition and the necessary equipment found in for example the three-part article on the website snowboardmountaineer click here.

Paulholdingův blog o splitboardingu s hardboots

The issue of solid binding and all possible combinations of settings are also dealt with a large portion of the discussion forum on

Splitboardových manufacturer of hard touring bindings and boots on the market a few, it is up to your imagination what combination you choose.

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2 Responses to The transition from soft to hard plate bindings

  1. yen bych like podotknul, already Nejvetsí problems in traverzovani Neni lateral flex “Mecca” Shoes (DEELUXE xvdlr, Salomon Malamute etc.. tents to not move) but mainly longitudinal and torsional stiffness (ie rather its lack) half board, whom she is simply significantly less than with skis… incidentally racer skitouringovy Scarpa, who are probably used to nejcastejc Splitting, jsoumekci nezmoje standart “Mecca” What Macek shoe is concerned, I do not know the cem lesions, but from my own experience (Rogers and kootney pass) and 95% vystacej desetihroty tourist macky with enough dlouhejma chief hrotama. I understand the argument you want to have some crampons on ice and SNB-mountaineering, but it should be Petzl Lynxy resej dosst elegantly… What evaluated trvrdejch shoes, the best time of transition touringovyho to sjezdovyho mode lasts for about a third of the time compared Spark or Karakoram and overall setup is lighter and bulky min, which is a big plus. sorry for verbal diarrhea, but I had to comment :D

    • man says:

      Donkey Thanks for the comment, but the first part I would like to argue. I thought soft boots classic freestyle snowboard boots, used by most splitters. Sparks Deeluxe I tried, but still I dared to say that the transfer of power from the legs to the edge “ski” will be considerably worse than the skeleton that will and without any loss of mutual freedom (I am talking of a shoe-tying) transfers power to the skis as if they were a single piece of equipment.

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