Delivering a whirlwind of flexibility and fun, the K2 Hurrithane Binding features urethane high backs, making them one of the softest, tweakable boot-grabbers out there. This was my first time trying out a pair that utilizes urethane in the high backs, and while K2 didn’t innovate the idea themselves, this process is still rather new.
K2 Hurrithane Review
I honestly didn’t really know what to expect when I strapped in, but I quickly learned what kind of game the Hurrithanes were playing. It was easy to notice how super lightweight they were, and while many times that means durability is compromised, that is not the case with these guys. I’m always a fan of a bombproof feather.
The Hurrithanes are pretty customizable and offer plenty of set-up options, like 3 and 4-hole patterns and lots of tool-less strap adjustments, so you can dial in your favorite binding recipe and feel comfortable.
For my first run I shot up to the top and located a double black diamond to see how they handled some technical terrain. Poor choice. Their response was terrible and my power transmission was absolutely sluggish. Lesson learned.
K2 Hurrithane Snowboard Binding Video
Where the K2 Hurrithane Bindings truly thrive is in the park, or more specifically, the jib scene. Those asymmetric urethane high backs excel when you want maximized tweakability. You can poke, press, twist and contort these bindings as much as you want for some ridiculous looking shenanigans.
Seriously, I’m pretty sure you could take a yoga class in these, because it feels like you are strapping your board to your feet with a collection of buttered noodles.
The canted footbeds are handy too, as they put loads of control between your feet so that you can amp up the precision level of any maneuver. If you are interested in having the worst day of your life and enjoy trips to the hospital, slap these things on an aggressive board and go tackle chutes, cliffs and tree runs.
On the other hand, if good times are more of your thing, pair the Hurrithanes up with a softer park board and get silly.
While they may be lacking a little in the shock absorption department, their superior lateral movement, impressive light weight, enjoyable comfort, convenient adjustability and fun flex will keep jib-focused riders happy.
Prepare for a storm of tweakage with the K2 Hurrithane Bindings ($199.95).