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Feel the need for speed.

The Cinch CTX is K2's top-shelf Cinch binding. That means K2 threw all of its best technology at the CTX, and it shows. Lightweight, mid-stiff, and super-easy to use, the CTX will have you off and running in a hurry when it counts. Getting to the bottom first is up to you.

There are a couple of advantages to the Cinch system. The first, and most obvious, is how quickly you can get in and get out of your bindings. This is a pretty big deal on a powder day when everyone is making a mad dash to drop in. The other advantage is the set-it and forget-it advantage of never having to mess with your settings once they are right. The entry and exit works independently of your straps, so the adjustments aren't altered every time you get to a lift.

Of course, the Cinch CTX is about more than just convenience. The designers at K2 cored out any unnecessary materials of the Cinch C2 chassis and Cinch Airlock highback to reduce weight so you don't have to choose between quick or comfy. The canted, seamless EVA footbed with Harshmellow shock pads cushions hard landings while compensating for the natural angle of the ankle and foot. The ultralight Cored Caddi ankle strap is made with durable polyurethane laminates. The adjustable universal toe strap provides top and bottom adjustments for either over the toe or over the foot use. The Ultra Radchet ratchets are equipped with oversized aluminum levers that are extremely durable and easy to use with gloves.

The IPO Binding comes with multi-compatible and offset discs that allow you to use the binding with three- or four-hole systems.

  • Mid-stiff all-mountain flex
  • Cinch Airlock highback
  • Cinch C2 baseplate
  • Harshmellow shock absorption
  • Canted, seamless footbed
  • Cored Caddi ankle strap
  • Tool-less universal toe strap
  • Multi-compatible discs
  • Airlock heelcup forward lean adjustment

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2 5

Poor heel back wire design.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The wire system used when "stepping into" these bindings is horrible. Instead of having the wire secured in place, each time you drop the heel back, the wire comes out of it's channel housing. They say these are designed for ease (in & out)...not a chance!

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Footbed has 3 degrees of canting

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Footbed has 3 degrees of canting

4 5

Stiff Ratchet on straps

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

The K2 Cinch would be the best binding bar none on the market if they could get the ratchet system to work better. I get that it is a step in binding, but it has a traditional binding look and feel when the high back is locked in place. there are times when it is easier to strap down rather than step in and unfortunately the K2 bindings are SUPER difficult to strap down. So unfortunately instead of buying a new pair of K2 cinch (to replace a pair i already own) i bought a pair of Rome 390 Boss, not step in but definitely functional.