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Item# formula-1617
MSRP: $239.95

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A tough, lightweight chassis, seamless EVA footbed, and all-new Custom Caddi™ strap with comfortable and durable Neoprene makes the perfect Formula for solid performance all over the mountain. The K2 Formula is a versatile men’s binding with adjustable forward lean and direct heelside support – seamless and easy to use.

  • Strap System: Two Strap
  • Highback: Regular
  • Riding Style: Outsiders
  • Board Compatibility: 4 Hole and Channel Boards
  • Features: Airlock™ Technology, Canted Footbed, Pro-Fusion™ GF Chassis
Bindings Size Chart
MEN'S/UNIV. S M L XL
US M 2-5 5-9 8-12 11-15
US W 3-6 6-10 9+
EU 33-36 36-41.5 40.5-44.5 44.5-50
CM 20-23 23-27 26-30 29-33
UK 1-3.5 4-8 7-10.5 10-14
WOMEN'S S(W) M(W) L(W
US W 3-6 6-10 9+
EU W 33-36 36-41.5 40.5-44.5
CM 20-23 23-27 26-30
UK 1-3.5 3.5-7.5 7-10.5
JUNIOR JR XS JR S
US JR 11-1 2-5
EURO JR 29-33.5 34-38
CM JR 16-19 20-23
UK JR 10-13 1-4

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Technology

AIRLOCK

Feather light, seamless energy transfer, buttery smooth flex, Airlock highbacks eliminates the need for traditional forward lean components to create the lightest weight, performance highbacks ever made.

Tech - Airlock

Reviews

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Formula
 
3.6

(based on 11 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Installs easily (10)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Easy entry & release (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Adjustable (6)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • All mountain (8)
  • Downhill (5)
  • Powder (5)
  • Park (4)
  • Tricks (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5), Expert (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

250 riding days and Nothing is Broken

By Nate Blackburn

from Seattle, Washington

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Release
  • Good Interface
  • Great Construction
  • Installs Easily
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain

    Comments about Formula:

    I work for a Local Seattle snowboard shop and every year I have the opportunity to ride every binding out there and I always do. The Formula is hands down the best binding I have ever used, and continue to use, and is still the only binding I will spend my money on. The Formula is the perfect RELIABLE binding for someone looking to have a trustworthy leveraging system in the frozen alpine. With fully toolless adjustments, on high-back, toe-cap, and straps it is easy to adjust on hill, and the screws all lock into place ensuring that they do not come loose like other bindings which leave a philips head screw exposed to the elements.

    After that the response on the Formula is not to be overlooked. Considering that this binding does not rely on a metal or aluminum heel cup to effectively transfer power from the high-back to the board it is amazing how quick and responsive this binding actually is. Without needing to rely on a metal heel cup, the Formula is able to maintain the damp and smooth ride, which makes this binding excellent at high speed arcs, and smash and grab landings.

    Some of the subtle features that often go overlooked on this binding are the built in 3º Cant-Bed which makes my knees feel better after a day of hard riding. The Ladder straps are built into the screw mounting the high-back to the chasis, which means that you never have to worry about your high-back coming loose like has happened to me with other brands. If your High-back screw somehow comes loose on hill ( hasnt happened to me in 250+ days of riding) then you can use the ladder strap itself to tighten the screw back into the highback. What does this mean though?

    Well, The Formula that I have used has been ridden over 250 days and is still in one piece with all the original parts, except for the ladder straps, which are expected to wear out, and are very easily replaceable. I have never had an on hill failure, which means that I will be a K2 binding supporter forever, because they last.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Flimsy and not durable at all

    By Shadow

    from New Zealand

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Installs Easily
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain

    Comments about Formula:

    I have always used products from a rival manufacturer. and decided to try these bindings after reading a few reviews.
    Out of the box these bindings just didn't look durable. and on the mountain!! First off, the toe bindings, just would not stay on the end of my boot, and was always slipping off the toe ( yes..the binding was the right size for the boot)...secondly...the ratchets on the ankle straps on both bindings just stopped working after 3 days.

    You can imagine this when I was experiencing epic powder days in Niseko!!

    Fortunately I had a spare pair of rival bindings and ditched these....they're rubbish.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Judge a book by its cover, these suck

    By Sad Man

    from Maine

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Installs Easily

    Cons

    • Difficult Entry & Release
    • Heavy
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Formula:

      Very unconformable and a ton of pressure points when you really max these babies out. The straps are in ruin after about 5 days of mellow riding around the mountain, mostly in the park. The only good side is you can adjust the high back without any tools. If your looking for a binding that you can use in discomfort for a weekend before they fall apart go for it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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