Comfort, round 2: Apparently it only took me two 6 hour trips to break them in. Very comfy. No numbness or anything ! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that! My only complaint now is that I'm spoiled with how quickly I'm in and out of my flows.
Support/responsiveness, part Deux: I think "Feedback" is truly a fitting name for these bindings. They're comfy, but responsive, and they support you enough to acclimate to whatever you're doing.
Speaking more on the flex, the Feedbacks were flexible enough to really tweak reverts when going from switch to regular. As I was carving switch, then reverting frontside, it was easy to spin the board the rest of the way by shifting my feet quicky and letting my body catch up later for some added style.
The conditions today were odd. It was wet and fast. It's was sleeting clown spit. Not quite slush, and not quite loose granular. I'll call it slush granular
. In combination with my Bataleon Goliath (which is a directional all mountain board), digging deep heelside is harder and less stable than with my k2 autos. The snow was amazing to carve at the beginning of the day, but as it got packed in and bumps started forming everywhere, I could feel where the high back's flex profile wasn't really helping out. I'm light weight, so it's really easy for me to notice these things. So I had to relegate my carving to skidded turns as the snow packed down.
I did a little jibbing today and they really allowed that flex that gives more confidence as you're manipulating the features. Hitting even a flat box with more rigid bindings just doesn't feel safe to me, it feels like you're "stuck". I felt more comfortable jibbing in these no question. No problems stomping jumps either.
Oh and just to be clear, it's not like I couldn't carve when the snow was packed and bumpy, it's that I couldn't carve while going really fast, hence why I was using skidded turns.