How do I Install K2 Snowboard Bindings?

How do I Install K2 Snowboard Bindings?
K2, based out of Washington State, produces snow sport gear and equipment. K2's line of snowboards and bindings are frequently seen on the slopes and require precise technique to install correctly to ensure safety and proper performance of the gear.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Set Up and Measure

Things You’ll Need:
  • Number 3 Phillips screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • K2 bindings with screws
  • Snowboard boots
  • Snowboard
  • Flat surface/floor space
  • Non-permanent marker
Step 1
Place the board on a floor and stand on it. Assume your snowboarding stance. Using the marker, place dots where the toes and heels are for each foot. If your left foot is in front, you are riding regular. If the right foot is forward, you ride goofy foot. Mark the board L or R next to the foot markings.
Step 2
Keep the buckle of the forward foot facing outside the board (exterior ankle) and position the binding over the pre-drilled holes (set by the factory) on the snowboard. Place the base-plate under the binding and between the board, lining up the holes from the base-plate, binding and board.
Step 3
Take one of the binding screws, and with the Phillips screwdriver loosely fasten it into any of the four holes aligned. Take another screw and place it in the diagonal hole from the first fixed screw and loosely fasten it into position. Take the remaining screws and loosely fasten them into the remaining two holes.
Step 4
Tighten the screws, applying force evenly in an incremental fashion. Give one full rotation to one screw, then move to the next and repeat until all four screws are fixed tightly to the board.
Step 5
Take the remaining binding (back foot) and place it over the four holes around the toe and heel markings you made with the marker. Using the same method of base-plate, binding and board placement, screw in the four screws with the Phillips screwdriver.
Step 6
Set the bindings to the zero tick mark, put on your boots and place them in the bindings. Adjust the bindings to your preference with the boots on.

Tips & Warnings

 
Test the installed bindings on small slopes before taking major jumps or steep rides to ensure safety.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.