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Old 01-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend is looking for a whole new set-up and he's decided on the 2013 SL. He's an intermediate rider who doesn't do any park and mostly stays on the piste. And he wears DC boots.

I know he should go to a shop and try his boots with different bindings but he doesn't have any shops in his area that carry a decent selection so he's looking to buy online. For something under $200, could he do any better than the Formulas for his level/style of riding?
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For the price point and what he wants those are great bindings that is what I had till I got the NOW IPO.
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My friend is looking for a whole new set-up and he's decided on the 2013 SL. He's an intermediate rider who doesn't do any park and mostly stays on the piste. And he wears DC boots.

I know he should go to a shop and try his boots with different bindings but he doesn't have any shops in his area that carry a decent selection so he's looking to buy online. For something under $200, could he do any better than the Formulas for his level/style of riding?
formulas are hell of good bindings. really versatile
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Thanks for the replies.

Anyone know how the 2013 model is different from last year's? He can get the 2012 model for $114 but he's willing to pay full price if the current model has been improved in any significant way.

Called K2 and the guy said there were no significant changes besides appearance while the guy from Dogfunk said the toe strap was updated to be more secure. Normally, I would assume the K2 rep would be more knowledgeable but I'm not 100% positive.
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Thanks for the replies.

Anyone know how the 2013 model is different from last year's? He can get the 2012 model for $114 but he's willing to pay full price if the current model has been improved in any significant way.

Called K2 and the guy said there were no significant changes besides appearance while the guy from Dogfunk said the toe strap was updated to be more secure. Normally, I would assume the K2 rep would be more knowledgeable but I'm not 100% positive.
Tell him to get last yrs model for $114...thats a good price. This years model just has different colours and a slightly newer ratchet design (though the old one was still pretty good)...nothing worth spending full price on.
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Tell him to get last yrs model for $114...thats a good price. This years model just has different colours and a slightly newer ratchet design (though the old one was still pretty good)...nothing worth spending full price on.
+1, i rock on 09/10 formulas and since then they overhaul it and is a lot beefier in tech

but still love mine although they ride different

114 is a nobrainer
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Gotcha. One last question about sizing - last year's model is only available in medium. K2's size chart says medium = 5-8 and large = 8-11. Not sure how DC's footprint compares to other brands so I'm wondering if the medium would fit his boots.
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Yeah plus the hinge they have had on the top strap is awesome. The formulas are my fav binding for under 200. Also see if you can find some used ride deltas 10/11 those are about 130 or under now and amazing binding.

What size is his boot?
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Yeah plus the hinge they have had on the top strap is awesome. The formulas are my fav binding for under 200. Also see if you can find some used ride deltas 10/11 those are about 130 or under now and amazing binding.

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Size 8 DC boots.
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K2s are really good all-around bindings. I personally have them on my NS Evo and they are really versatile.
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