SNOWBOARD BINDINGS EXPLAINED
We offer 3 types of snowboard bindings, Standard, Step On and EST bindings
3 TYPES OF BINDINGS
- Standard bindings are the type which have a mounting disk and hardware which sits underneath your foot in either a 2, 3 or 4 patterns.
- EST bindings have 2 screw mounts which are placed on the outside of your feet on each binding.
- Step On bindings work in conjunction with a step on boot which has three connection points on the boot to lock the binding in place when riding.
The main advantages to an EST binding are that you have the widest range of stance possibilities. They’re fast to mount and make adjustments on and also, you’re going to get maximum board feel from the flexible foot beds in the binding.
It’s important to note that EST bindings will only work with channel boards. So that means Burton and Endeavor boards, but they do provide the best board feel when riding.
Standard bindings or Re:flex (in the burton world) will allow you to mount your bindings on both Channel and standard four hole snowboards. The advantage here is that if you own multiple snowboards and love your bindings you can move them amongst your quiver as needed.
You’ll still get a great response with a standard binding on a channel board so don’t be afraid to buy an EST board if you only have standard bindings currently.
Touted as the fastest method to get you riding on the mountain straight off the lifts. Step On offers quicker and easier entry and exit, along with lightweight reliability, while providing the same performance and safety you'd expect from traditional strap bindings.
You do need to purchase both the bindings and boots in order to make this work and the bindings are designed to work with specific boot sizes which is why we sell them as a package. You are having to outlay a bit more in order to make this work but if your priority is getting on the runs as fast as possible or you find you have to unstrap and strap in really often then this is a great option.
WHICH BINDING IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Bindings come in a range of stiffnesses but also moulds and shapes so its important to think about your needs and riding style when selecting a product.
Typically, as the price increases the material changes providing lighter and more responsive materials. A park or freestyle rider could be looking for a more flexible and softer binding to allow the rider to press and grab more easily. If you’re looking for a more responsive binding which will provide greater control then a stiffer binding might be more up your alley. The flipside is that the stiffer it becomes; the less range of motion or comfort is available.
It can be a minefield of options, so don’t hesitate to reach out to your local dealer and tell then about your riding style, budget and what gear you already have so they can help you narrow the choices down to something you love. Alternatively we rent a wide variety of retail bindings so you can demo a set before you spend your hard earned cash.
SNOWBOARD BINDINGS EXPLAINED
"WE RENT A WIDE variety of rental bindings, so you can demo a set before you spend your hard earned cash"
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