The K2 Auto Ever Snowboard Binding is so lightweight that you might as well be strapped to your board with feathers—burly, high-performance feathers.
Take a look at the K2 Auto Ever Snowboard Binding’s highback, and you know something is up; this highback has every unnecessary ounce carved out of it and has no forward-lean lever; plus the highback directly attaches to the heelcup, where it pivots so you can get forward lean. Gap Eraser technology ensures a seamless connection between your boots and highback, so you get max power transfer. As if this weren’t enough, these K2 bindings feature toe straps that automatically close and open with the ankle straps—more time riding and less time sitting on the snow strapping in. Harshmellow technology (lightweight polymer pads on the toes and heels) absorbs vibration and disperses shock when you land your jump. Cored straps reduce weight further still. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a lighter-weight binding.
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I currently have the Cinch CTX bindings...
I currently have the Cinch CTX bindings and looking at getting the Auto Ever to use also. Does anyone know where I can find the weight of these bindings?
5 lbs for the pair.
how does the new ratchet system actually...
how does the new ratchet system actually work, im confused about it. i would really like to buy these, im juswt so unsure about them. how do they feel on rails, and other terrain?
the toe straps tighten when you crank down the ankle ratchets. i don't imagine it "feels" any different than any other ratchet. to an extent, bindings=bindings=bindings. the differences are very subtle. also, just my two cents, but if it's confusing, it's probably unnecessary...
they are very stiff bindings. they seem lighter than most bindings. but the stiffness might be a problem with the rails. I don't really know as I'm just starting to learn park. but these handle any freeride terrain I threw at it. Very responsive, very damp. I would like them more if they weren't auto ratchets tho, oddly enough.
solid solid bindings
Took these bindings out last week. For the first half of the day... I was really considering taking them off my board and putting my 390's back on. I was having problems getting used to the different step in ratchet system. I stuck it out, by the end of the day I was in love with these bindings. super stiff, very adjustable, once you get used to them, they are absolutely awesome. Yes I would go back to standard ratchets. but they are a nice change.
I've taken these bindings out about 7 times now and they totally rock! They're still in good shape too. These bindings are as solid as any other high end binding you'll find out there. Perfect for all mountain freeriding. I was skeptical at first, but once you get them dialed in your liking you can strap in and out super quick. Now that I've gotten used to them, I would never go back to "regular" toe straps.
im looking at a few different k2 bindings...
im looking at a few different k2 bindings right now... im an intermediate class rider. kind of an all mountain man, nothing really specific. anyway i keep seeing these bindings all over and ive been wondering which k2 binding would be good for me, the cinch ctx, the auto, or the auto ever? money isnt really an issue right now as these are for my set up for next season.... i have a pair of flows but after a few trips to the mountain the heel pad fell off and they arent as responsive as i would like.
If you are looking for something to be responsive, go with the cinch ctx, assuming you liked the step in style of your flows.
I had some qualms trying this binding after last year's recall, but decided to try it out and hope for the best. Glad I did. Lots of adjustments, so you can tweak the angles to your heart's content. Once I got it dialed in, it feels like I'm one with the board. Stiff but comfortable ride. Getting in and out is pretty easy either standing up or sitting down. I wouldn't say it's a paradigm shift from the normal toe ratchet bindings, but I wouldn't want to go back, either. Only downside is that I'm not fond of the neon green K2 advertisements they put on the straps. Also hope it stands up to wear better than last year's. So good so far.
Burton gives their bindings a 1-10...
Burton gives their bindings a 1-10 flex/response rating, this is very nice when comparing bindings in their line. K2 however does not do this. This binding looks awesome but what should one expect in this bindings flex/response? I called K2 and they informed me that it is the stiffest binding in their line up, not so stiff though that it is impractical to use for an everything binding, on a scale of 1-10 they said it would be either a 7 or 8 in terms of flex/response. Just because it is the stiffest binding in their line up does not mean it is the nearly the stiffest binding out there. This binding is still able to slay it in the park and yet able to charge a hairy line anywhere else. Sounds like a sweet freestyle binding for an agressive all mountain freestyle shredder. I think theese are going to make a large impact on the binding world this year. Still pricy but less expensive than other companies premier bindings that actually offer less.
Stiff, Lite, Comfy, Sexy
This binding has it all for those of us who like ease, comfort, lite, and response. The new straps are super nice and the high-back is amazing. It's about time someboady took two strap bindings into the 21st century. When you get these your friends will soon follow out of pure jealousy. SOOOOOO damp it feels as if your riding pillows. Plus just the ease of getting in and out, AMAZING. GET SUM!!!