Snowboard Iskola

Binding Model: K2 Formula

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Binding Size: Large

Stance and Angles: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boot Used: K2 Thraxis

Boot Size: 10

Board Used: Telos Mike Ranquet

Rider Weight: 200lbs

Location: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warm temps, sustained moderate to high winds, chop, chunder, slush, ice, and perfect hero snow.

Binding Adjustability: There’s flip tabs on the straps to lengthen or shorten them and the toe strap has a push pins with 4 placements to move them forward or backwards. With the toe strap you can slide the bottom part of it in and out to widen or shrink the cutout to fit your boot. There’s a twist tab for the highback which allows for rotation and forward lean. The toe ramp can slide forwards and backwards.

Straps: The toe strap is a minimal design out of plastic and has the ability to shrink or widen the cutout. This helps it fit a magnitude of shapes. With the heels trap they’re using a multi-piece design that will break in and stretch over time, this also provides added padding instead of relying on the boot with a more minimal strap design. On the heel strap you also have The Hinge which allows it to be pulled out of your way.

Ratchets: These climb well without any issue. The one finger quick release does its job and never falters.

Highbacks: By putting the forward lean into the highback rotation they’ve reduced weight and parts that could have issues. Sure it removes the ability to tweak your forward lean on the fly, but how many people truly do that? There’s give on the outside of the highback towards the ratchets, but then they’re a little more rigid on the inside. Overall it’s a highback it does its job.

Binding Flex: The flex is a middle of the road all mountain. This is a work-horse binding that can do it all. That means you have power where you need it but it’s playful when you want it. The straps have a predictable amount of give to them that doesn’t make them too soft or too stiff.

Ride: It’s a predictable ride. That means on groomers it’s smooth, but in lumpy terrain you can feel some of the boards kinetic energy come up underfoot.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy.

Personal Thoughts: I rode Formulas for years and there’s a level of predictability with them that just feels consistent. You know what you’re getting and that’s it. The straps work, the ratchets work, the highback is there. It’s in my opinion a solid middle of the road meat and potatoes binding.

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