Even the proudest splitboarder has to admit that skiers have a major advantage when it comes to touring--or at least they did until Karakoram came along. As part of their mission to improve every aspect of splitboarding, Karakoram realized a major disadvantage of splitboarding was a lack of lateral support on the uphill when compared with hardbooted skiers. They addressed this problem with the innovative Flex Lock. With a simple flick of a level, it greatly increases lateral support to help you maintain leverage when sidehilling on icy skintracks. When you're ready to ride down, just flick the lever back and get ready to kick out those methods.