Price US $229

K2 National 2013 - 2011 Review by The Good Ride

The K2 National binding is new and much more freestyle focused than all the other Auto bindings in the K2 line.

With so many companies playing around with ways to increase performance and turn initiation we cant get excited about bindings that can auto tighten the toe strap but this is a good feature for those that want the easiest in strapping.

Many bindings do a lot to reduce the dead spot that most bindings create under foot by removing as much of the base plate as possible but the National has a base plate that isnt’ that hollowed.  It makes for more of an old school ride.

The addition of Urethane really softens up the bindings high back and makes the ride much easier in the Jib park.

The National makes for a good easy flex and to us is easier than the Cinch series or Flow Bindings.  The only thing is we can’t speak to the reliability compared to the Cinch and Flows.

All in all if you are looking for a super soft park friendly quick strap binding the National might work for you.

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Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Quick Release

Yes

Manufactured in

Canted Footbed

Yes

Burton Channel Compatible

No

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

Flex

Soft

Boot Support

Medium

Turn Initiation

Medium/Slow

Buttering

Medium/Hard

Adjustability

Good

Comfort

Good

Ratchet System

Average

Shock Absorption

Great