When the lift lines become too much to handle, there's no better escape than a joy ride through the backcountry. Based off their proven solid offering of the same name, K2's Joy Driver is delighted to take you there. Featuring a freestyle-inspired shape designed around K2's Directional Camber baseline—camber underfoot with slight rocker in the tips—testers were pleased to find that the Joy Driver was just as capable handling fast, steep lines as it was needling through tight terrain. And because K2 offers the Joy Driver in a package deal that includes skins, risers, hardware and mounting pucks, jumping into the backcountry just got easier.
Binding Features & Details
- Directional Camber profile
- Split-Track inserts
- Hybrilight sidewalls
- Built-in tip and tail grommets
- MSRP $1100.00 (includes board, skins, risers, and pucks)
Rad: Split Track system allows unlimited stance options.
Bad: Limited size offerings (159, 165).
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