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K2 Formula 2019-2020 Snowboard Bindings Review

  • Sizes: M, L, XL
  • Flex: 6
  • Entry System: Classic
  • Price: £200 / €230
  • BUY ONLINE

The K2 Formula has been around for a while now, and each year it proves itself as a solid, dependable, all-mountain choice. No one likes a faff, and the Formula boasts a no-nonsense approach, including complete tool-less adjustability.

Comfort is king and K2 lend a helping hand in this respect with their canted footbeds, engineered to lift the outside of your foot a smidgen to help everything settle in a bit easier. If you’re someone who rocks a wider stance, or if you’ve got dodgy knees, then tilting the foot aligns your knees and ankles better and takes the pressure off when widening out.

“A glass filled ProFusion chassis is the building block on which the binder is based, and balances strength with weight for the ultimate combo”

The straps are also designed to offer you maximum pleasure as you’re razzing, with neoprene ankle straps offering extra cushioning and the minimalist toe strap locking you in easy peasy. A glass filled ProFusion chassis is the building block on which the binder is based, and balances strength with weight for the ultimate combo.

Mid stiff highbacks will leave you with a versatile and interchangeable riding style and won’t stop you from hitting the whole mountain first light to last lifts. They feature cut outs down the length to give some more lateral flex so you can tweak and bone out grabs a bit easier.

Tester’s Verdict

Mike BrindleyWhitelines

“While I’m usually all for the approach of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ I’ve got to say that the K2 Formula felt a little behind the times in this year’s testing. The straps aren’t quite as universal in their fit as many others, with a knack of slipping off the toe; and while there are now many systems to keep ankle straps out of the way for stepping in, the Formula’s seem to be uncompromising in their desire to make things awkward for you.

“While I’m usually all for the approach of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ I’ve got to say that the K2 Formula felt a little behind the times in this year’s testing”

That’s not to say that these will let you down by any means in terms of longevity and rideability, but in a competitive field, you get the impression they’re relying a little too heavily on repeat custom from loyal fans.”

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