The women’s Hue is an easygoing ride. All of the straps offer hassle-free, tool-less adjustments, and the binding is low on weight. It should appeal to exploratory riders who like to throw down in the park but also lay out soul carves across the rest of the mountain. The highback is laterally flexible, allowing riders to tweak any grabs, and the ergonomic toe and heel straps fall open on a hinge for easy entry. The binding offers great board feel and response, thanks to only the baseplate cushion and bushings touching the board. K2’s Tripod technology includes three sets of bushings with each binding, all with unique levels of firmness to let the user set their preferred level of vibration dampening and power for a longer, more progressive ride.
Testers recommended this binding for aggressive freestylers and all-mountain freeriders with acrobatic tendencies. The Hue was said to provide great freestyle support due to its winning combination of stability and flexibility. The toe strap sat well on all boots it was wrapped around, and the low-profile design did its job well, securing boots snugly without any unnecessary pressure. All ratchets were easy to escape from when hot-lapping the park and needing quick release between runs. The ride was comfortable, and testers said they felt excellent board control under foot.