How to Adjust K2 Bliss Bindings

How to Adjust K2 Bliss Bindings
The K2 Bliss is a snowboard binding, designed especially for women, to hold your feet in place with toe and heel straps. Bliss bindings use a tool-less adjustment process for ease of use on the go and slopes. K2 uses a proprietary Asym Flair Frame Highback, made with female calf and leg physiology in mind. Bliss bindings are multi-board compatible, making them available for use for non-K2 board users and riders.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Snowboard boots
  • Utility knife
Step 1
Step with your front foot first into the forward binding. Place your heal against the high-back, the brace that goes up against the back of the calf.
Step 2
Slide the ratchet strap into the housing and slowly ratchet down the ankle strap. Adjust firmly but not to the point of discomfort or pain. Slide the toe strap into the ratchet housing and tighten until tight but not painful.
Step 3
Step the rear foot into the back binding. Slide the ankle strap into the ratchet mechanism and tighten until snug and firm but not to the point of pain. Slide the toe strap into the ratchet and tighten until tight and firm.
Step 4
Test the bindings by taking a ride on a beginner or easy slope depending on your particular abilities. When riding, make a mental note of any slippage or lack of control in making turns. If more control is needed, stop and loosen the bindings with the ratchet straps and move the straps higher on the foot and tighten.
Step 5
Shorten the straps if you are pulling them to the point of no slack. Use the utility knife to cut no more than two ridges from the end of the strap. Feed the shortened strap into the ratchet and tighten.

Tips & Warnings

 
Keep the toe strap resting around the base of your toes and make sure it is securely holding down the tip of the boot to the board.

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.