Cinch technology in a value package. Strap binding performance made easy, the Cinch CTL delivers speed, convenience and comfort at a price that won''t break the bank. The Cinch CTL returns this season with the Control Chassis offering a smooth flex for forgiving progression without sacrificing response and stability. Cored Ergo Highback maintains support and comfort while staying light and comfortable. With Speed Ratchets, Caddy Ankle Straps and Universal Toe Straps, you get the performance of a conventional strap binding and the convenience of the Cinch system all in one.
Here at The House talking about my favorite convenience binder, which is the K2 Cinch snowboard binding.
Key features on this one. First off, you have got the reclining highback. As you lower the highback down on this one, the straps lift up at the same time. So versus other bindings on the market that you might have to kind of kick your foot into, this one you just set your foot in. And then as you raise the highback, everything is going to cinch around your foot, hence the name. It makes it really easy to get in and out. It is a lot easier to use a traditional soft boot versus the older metal plate step-ins. It is going to be a lot more comfortable. The thing I love about the Cinch, too, is even though it has a reclining highback, it has two straps, so you are going to regain all the adjustments and all the traditional comfort that you have with the two strap binding but be able to get in and out way quicker.
Also on this one, you have got tool-less adjustments for the strap position. And it does have a ratchet on it, too, so say you are riding around just cruising around, you are dropping into the pipe and you want a little bit more response, you can still reach down and crank off a couple more teeth to make it a little bit more responsive for you. Really nice leather straps on this one. The toe strap can be rocked as over the top or over the toe. And it does have padding in the heel of the binding, not in the toe. And that is for good reasoning, because as you are sliding it in, it is going to be easier for it to reach the front of the binding with that smooth area in the front.Just like I said, a really, really good convenience binding.
It definitely will allow you to get in and out faster than your friends. You will have a head start on jumping into the park: K2 Cinch snowboard binding.