The purpose of the "Split Board" is to transform a snowboard into a set of mountaineering skiis for back country travel.
When coupled with skins attached to the bottom, one can cross country up the mountain.
Once at the top, peel the skins off and transform the split board into a unified snowboard and the fresh powder is yours.
The bindings can mount facing forward on the individual board and pivot at the toe for cross country. It can easily be re-mounted in the regular snowboard position for the downhill segment.
When mounted in the boarding position, the binding acts as a mechanism to both connect the two boards and keep it stiff.
Bottom: Euphoria (powder surfer) - this is powder specific and not for the groomers. The lack of a sidecut will not allow one to carve on packed snow. The pads are for standing and there is no fixed attachment.
Rider grips the blue bungee. The orange leash is for board recovery.
Karakoram - bindings, mounts, latches, clips and crampons.