K2′s Kwicker Splitboard System Features Boa-Powered Stark Boot
Friday January 04th 2013, 4:18 pm
Filed under: Snowboarding

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Two years in the making, recently launched the Kwicker® Splitboarding System, a fully integrated backcountry boarding system that incorporates board, boot, and binding. It is the lightest and fastest splitboarding system available, and K2 says it is poised to change the sport thanks to huge leaps forward in weight reduction, transition speed, and overall user-friendly mechanics.

Based on a new evolution of the Clicker binding interface, the proven board hardware of the Voilé system, and leveraging boot function and fit technologies like Boa®Conda and Endo Construction, Kwicker® takes the best of snowboarding innovation and pushes splitboarding into a new era of performance.

This new system is a new take on K2′s old Clicker System, but with significant improvements, particularly to the boot design. Kwicker’s Stark boot (pictured here) uses Boa Conda (K2′s creation using the Boa Closure System). The K2′s global marketing manager, Hunter Waldron, recently described the boot this way in an interview with Transworld Snowboarding:

“The weak point in the Clicker System was the boot. Ten years ago we just didn’t have the technology to solve the highback and ankle strap replacement challenges. But with the Endo construction and the Boa Conda internal heel hold, those problems are solved without bulky external parts that were bolted to the previous generation boots. Also, fit technology has improved by leaps and bounds. With better materials like Intuition foam liners, Boa precision lacing and better last shaping, our modern-day fit makes a step-in system possible again.”

Read more of this interview with Hunter at Transworld Business here.

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