We recommend bringing your skis and boots to your local ski shop to have them assist you in choosing the right binding for your skiing needs.
For recommendations on where to position your bindings on your new skis, please click here to download the 2017/2018 mounting chart.
WHERE TO MOUNT BINDINGS
With today's twin tip, all mountain, and park and pipe specific skis, riders are commonly mounting their skis forward from a traditional mid-sole mounting point. Benefits include: increased control when riding or landing switch and a more neutral balance in the air or on rails.
All Factory Team skis have a mounting scale on the sidewall, running from a traditional mid-sole mark to a 7.5 cm forward marking.
Here is a general guideline for where to mount these skis. If you are uncertain, the best bet is to go conservative at first and stick to a traditional mount.
0 to 2cm Forward
All Mountain Riding: If you plan on skiing mostly outside the park and want the ski to behave like a traditional ski, you should stay on the conservative side and mount closer to the traditional mid-sole mark.
3 to 5cm Forward
50% All Mountain, 50% Terrain Park: When mounting beyond 3cm, you will lose a little of the traditional feel of length in front of the binding, but with more tail, you gain the control in the air and when riding switch. Seth Morrison mounts his skis at 5cm forward.
6 to 7.5cm Forward
Terrain Park or Switch Riding: If you bought the skis primarily for the terrain park or are focused on riding switch in the backcountry, you may consider mounting your skis this far forward. What's lost in forward directional float and stability is made up for in switch riding and landing balance and performance. From 6cm to 7.5cm forward is where Pep and Andy typically mount their skis.
HEAT MOLDING K2 INTUITION LINERS
Please visit a K2 Skis Authorized Dealer for a thorough and professional boot fitting experience. Click here for a complete list of shops carrying our boots.
See our overview on the heat molding process.
WARNING: If you are using a Thermic Liner, you must remove batteries before heat molding (batteries are located inside liner cuff).
THERMIC BOOT LINER INSTRUCTIONS
View/download our full Thermic Liner instructions.
Batteries will need to be connected before use. To connect, join the red connectors located inside liner cuff. The battery connector is protected with black tape. Remove the black tape and find the liner connector (could be concealed inside the liner material).
To charge batteries : Attach USB cable to charging cable on medial side of liner. Align white marks on cable. The thermic logo will turn green when charging is complete.
To adjust heat settings : Press the +/- button for 1-2 seconds to change heat setting.
- Setting 1: 14 to 17.5 hours
- Setting 2: 7 to 8.5 hours
- Setting 3: 3.5 to 4.5 hours
- Charging time: 6 to 7 hours
WARNING: Remove batteries before heat molding (batteries are located inside liner cuff)