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Old 11-29-2009, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default K2 Bindings.

I have been a big supporter of Union for some time now, while i will always ride them, i think for my second set up i am going to pick up a pair of K2 bindings. Never ridden a pair, looking to demo some soon, but was wondering what people had to say about them. Personally i am skeptical of the k2 autos, but if they work right i might buy a pair. One thing i have noticed is that k2 is making some pretty sick looking bindings, the k2 auto and auto evers are freaking sick.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm kinda curious about the longevity of a K2 binding as well...

Maybe you should demo a bunch of them and make a review for us
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm kinda curious about the longevity of a K2 binding as well...

Maybe you should demo a bunch of them and make a review for us
just might have to.
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BA apparently approves of the K2 Formulas.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Rides have good bindings, and K2 owns them now so... At the least, their current stuff should have quality equipment in there somewhere. I haven't really heard any complaints about the autos.
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I've owned 4 pairs of K2 Formulas over the last few years. In that time the only thing I've broken on them is 1 recoil spring so the ratchet didn't snap back into place but instead just flopped, and some how at woodward I snapped the release lever off the toe but even still I could get in and out. Each pair excluding my new ones has over 100 days on them and are still going strong with friends I've given them to. The new auto's are dialed in 100% I've sold probably a hundred pairs of those and never once had one come back for a snapped cable, the first generations had some cable issues but those were few and far between.

Hell in the time I worked at the largest snowboard shop in Summit County I never once had a k2 binding ever come back for warranty or a broken part. The only issue that I do know with them is in the highback rotation it sometimes gets loose.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I dont know about the auto's, but I have heard good things about them. Someone suggested me to buy them when I was looking for bindings. My brother and I both have a kind of K2 Cinch's and both love it. We only used it for 2 days though xD. People say it is heavy, but we are both newbies and do not notice any difference (but then again we only used rental boards). You will just notice it on the ski lift, but it seemed fine to me. From what I heard K2 bindings are usually durable.
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Rides have good bindings, and K2 owns them now so... At the least, their current stuff should have quality equipment in there somewhere. I haven't really heard any complaints about the autos.
k2 HAS owned ride. but they're pretty seperate entities.


The first generation auto were the skeptical ones.... which they ended up sending out "fix-it" packs to all the owners (registered). to fix a certain issue.
I rode last years autos as park bindings and performed great. No issues. They were great it eliminates the toe buckle and replaces it with a steal cable from the ankle strap. which automatically tightens the toe when the ankle strap is tightened. I am also own this seasons Evers.

I dont go guerilla on my ratchets when i tighten them either. the only draw back is there is a certain way you need to remove your foot from the binding which becomes second nature after a few weeks.

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My only concern is that how tight you ankle strap is, is how tight your toe strap is. Unless there is a way to adjust that? Sometimes while on hill i like my toe strap tighter or looser depending upon how i am feeling.
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Actually, K2 and Ride aren't as separate as you think. That is just marketing. We had K2 reps come in here to do clinics (where they go over their products and tech)and they used Ride equipment as demos. K2 has owned Ride since 2000, so you're correct. My mistake. For some reason or another, I thought this was a recent occurrence.
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