I'm totally open to both systems. I tended to the Karakorum, mainly 'cause the transition looked easyer (in the shop, with no ice/snow attached to the board). But you're right, in snow the picture could be different. Yes... the simpler, the better.
I was a bit shocked to hear what a complete setup will cost (around 2300$ was the offer for Solution/Karakorum) thus I don't say no to a cheeper binding equally suitable
When I was researching a split set up, karakorum is from PNW and there are fans...but most all of the locals recommended to do the sparks...more simple = less parts to break and easier repair.
And there is also triad bindings looks to be another possible option
Triad Future | Splitboarding Gear Done Right
and there is also a hard boot dynafit system that looks pretty nice...perhaps since you a forward stance gal
Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 03-06-2013 at 11:32 AM.