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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 08:23 AM
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Yes, I'm aware of how they work, upon researching I ran across some threads/reviews in which "the cable" had snapped. I know this was a huge problem years ago, I believe K2 even had a recall. Although they probably resolved the problem with a beefier cable, I think I would still go with the "basic" formula to alleviate any potential issue.

You also mention better bindings for the job, what suggestions do you have?

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eww. snapping cable sounds bad. i also chose the "basic" route, no need to fix what isn't broken.

rome 390 boss, ride capo, k2 formula/company would be my suggestions if you want canted footbeds.
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Yes, I'm aware of how they work, upon researching I ran across some threads/reviews in which "the cable" had snapped. I know this was a huge problem years ago, I believe K2 even had a recall. Although they probably resolved the problem with a beefier cable, I think I would still go with the "basic" formula to alleviate any potential issue.

You also mention better bindings for the job, what suggestions do you have?

thanks
I second the Formulas

I have the original 2007 AutoEvers(High end CF model) and have broken 2 cables(one on each foot, over probably a 200+ days of riding), K2 has replaced and shipped all to me for free, it's annoying but nothing I couldn't fix with a screwdriver in 5 minutes.

Tried rear entry but riding Utah(steeps and deep pow) and I'm liking being back on my AutoEvers , Auto's are the fastest bindings to get OUT OF period rear entry are faster for getting into and I have to admit there are some minor things I miss about my K2 Cinch rear entries but weight and entry flexibility\restrictions(deep snow and steeps) are not one of them.

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I second the Formulas

I have the original 2007 AutoEvers(High end CF model) and have broken 2 cables(one on each foot, over probably a 200+ days of riding), K2 has replaced and shipped all to me for free, it's annoying but nothing I couldn't fix with a screwdriver in 5 minutes.

Tried rear entry but riding Utah(steeps and deep pow) and I'm liking being back on my AutoEvers , Auto's are the fastest bindings to get OUT OF period rear entry are faster for getting into and I have to admit there are some minor things I miss about my K2 Cinch rear entries but weight and entry flexibility\restrictions(deep snow and steeps) are not one of them.
That is exactly my fear with the "Auto's". It's great k2 replaced them for free but I would hate to miss out on half a day or more of riding due to an issue of such. We all know "shit happens" and you can have an equipment malfunction with any binding, but the way I see it the less moving parts the less "things" that could possibly break.
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That is exactly my fear with the "Auto's". It's great k2 replaced them for free but I would hate to miss out on half a day or more of riding due to an issue of such. We all know "shit happens" and you can have an equipment malfunction with any binding, but the way I see it the less moving parts the less "things" that could possibly break.
"Fast" bindings are great for when I lived in the midwest where you in and out 50 times a day but out here where I maybe strap and unstrap 10-12 times a day it's just not that big of a deal TO ME, you'll find others who will argue this but that's just my opinion.

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"Fast" bindings are great for when I lived in the midwest where you in and out 50 times a day but out here where I maybe strap and unstrap 10-12 times a day it's just not that big of a deal TO ME, you'll find others who will argue this but that's just my opinion.
In my opinion even riding on the east coast and spending a great deal of time on small mountains the 30 secs it takes me to strap in doesn't really justify the use of "fast bindings"

Anyway, I picked up the k2 formulas. I'm going to initially mount my republics on the Riders choice(new board for me) this way I can really feel out the board with my old bindings so I can get a good feel/review of the new "board" itself. (without having to factor in the new feel of the new bindings). Then after 1 or 2 days out I'll slap the formulas on...........even though I'm itching to put them on.
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