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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-08-2010, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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K2 Formula bindings

I happened to check these bindings out at the shop a few weeks ago. Haven't seen any reviews or much mention at all on here, but did some research and apparently they're BA's go-to choice. It's also the best non-auto binding in K2's lineup and seems like it would be a good AM binding that slots in somewhere b/w my Targs & 390's. Not a bad deal new at $189 retail, but better yet, I've found last season's used for around 40% off..

I know they pretty much redesigned it for last season so besides colorways, did they make any changes between last 2009 season's model and this 2010 season's model?

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I have last years formula, and I love it. Such a great binding. Esp for that price, you can't beat it. I weigh 230lbs and I ride it all over the mtn with no issues. This year they went to a unibody design. I cannot comment on how it rides, as I have not ridden it. But it really is an awesome binding.

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You can pick up a pair of 2009 fairly cheap. I have seem some still available for lil over $100 shipped.
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Thanks for clarifying. Yeah, I asked b/c I sure wouldn't mind saving $70. The new frame does sound like a major change though, prob lighter, although not sure if it's better/worse otherwise. Wish they gave it the canted footbed like on the 2010 Auto & Auto Ever, though.

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Where are you guys seeing this for around $100? I'll be all over this if this is the case.
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depends what size you are. I know the Mediums are pretty easy to find. Go to google. Put in k2 formula bindings. Then click on the shopping tab. The arrange them from price ascending. You should be able to get some hits. I just did it yesterday.
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Sadly, I need a large
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Can anyone comment on the differences between the two frames? I actually think I might prefer the multi-piece frames with metal heelcup, like on the Rome 390/Targa/Arsenal and all Ride's bindings.

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I got last year's for $107. Solid bindings...I have them mounted on my SL-R. I prefer the stiffer flex over the Union Force on my SL-R for all-mtn. The small downside is that I think the ladder to strap engagement is easier/faster on the Forces but this shouldn't deter you from buying the Formulas.

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im actually trying my friends formulas on my slr as well, and i've been using the forces. some things i don't like about the formulas as far as setting it up is that the heel ladder is so stiff and it doesn't move freely at the joint. and for some reason the screws that hold the highback are pretty much stuck in there and i can't get them out to rotate it.
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