2014 K2 Cassette Binding Overview
Hey there. Welcome to the Morning Shred brought to you by snowboards.com. I'm Jenna. This is AJ from K2. Coda. And we're going to talk about the K2 Cassette Binding for ladies.
So, AJ, it's obviously a women's binding. Who is it designed for? The Cassette's designed for that good, intermediate, kind of, all-mountain freestyle kinda girl. It hits, you know, every range of riding. It's going to be a little bit softer of a chassis though so it's good for your entry-level rider but it really has the progression for a strong intermediate girl that's just kind of cruising but also trying to get, you know, maybe starting out in the park right now. Okay. And what straps are on it? What toe strap? So, the straps that we have on this are going to be the custom Caddi Straps so it's going to be good support. Very comfortable but it still adds a lot of rigidity to help keep that ankle kind of true-lined inside that binding.
It's going to be an A-Line chassis which is the GF version so it's a fiberglass mix between polycarbonate and a little bit of fiberglass. So, it gives a good flex but still a lot of support as you progress as a girl rider. Okay, and how about the highback? Because that makes it a little bit unique, right? Yep, so the highback is new this year on the Cassette. It's the TweakBack and it's a highback that we introduced a couple years ago and it is a urethane based highback so what it does is it gives you a lot of good torsional flex but it has reinforced spine so when you lay out on a heelside turn, you get a lot of rigidity out of it. But, when you're getting in the park and you want to tweak out those grabs a little bit, highback tweaks really well with it. Great. Well, there you go, the Cassette's a great binding for that entry-to-midlevel girl who's looking for doing some all-mountain riding as well as some park riding with the softer highback on there. Exactly. Make sure to check it out on snowboards.com and thanks for watching the Morning Shred.