After making a storming debut last season, the K2 Lien FS – along with its more freeride-friendly brother, the K2 Lien AT – returns for 2015/16.
It has retained the ‘Tripod’ baseplate, with three small urethane discs underfoot that act as contact points.The bindings can therefore flex a little from side to side, towards the nose and tail of the board. This makes for a more surfy ride – but if you’re after more dampening, there’s a shock-absorbing pad that can be placed under the baseplate.
The highback is made from urethane too, offering plenty of support while still allowing for big tweaks. The forward lean adjuster is located to the side of the heelcup, meaning you get less bulk (and less weight) at the back.
The ‘FS’ stands for freestyle, so be sure to get these into the air to make the most of them. However, they’ve proved very popular with all-rounders who like their bindings secure, comfortable and responsive. Hell-for-leather types will prefer the Lien AT, but this will do the job for everyone else.