A good snowboard binding ensures that your movement is transferred to your snowboard. That is why it is important that you choose a binding that fits your driving style. We can divide it into a few options. if you are an all-mountain snowboarder then you are looking for a binding with a fairly high flex. So a 4/10 to 6/10 flex in a binding is ideal. Not too stiff, but certainly not too soft, ensure a comfortable ride down the mountain. Are you more freeriding and are you looking for a more direct response of the binding then you can choose between 5/10 to 8/10. Then the whole thing becomes stiffer and there is also less room for steering errors. If you want full speed carving with full control, go to the very rigid bindings and you will come in 9/10 to 10/10.
Snowboard bindings from Burton, NOW, Flow & Union
Our collection consists of bindings in different types and colors for women, men and unisex. With us you will find two different types of bindings.
Strap bindings from Burton, Now and Union. With these bindings you have two straps that go over your shoes. To confirm this you have to sit down or the very handy snowboarders make a small platform where you can fix the binding while standing.
Entry-level bindings from Flow. These bindings can fold the highback backwards so that you can get on with your shoe. You close the highback and you can go. Once adjusted, that is the only action you have to do. Getting on a sloping slope requires some practice, but in the end you are on the road quickly.
Snowboard binding terminology
Baseplate: that is the part where you stand with your shoe. This is equipped with a disc with which you mount the binding on your board. This can be equipped with a 4x4, 3x3, channel (Burton) system. Many binding manufacturers provide all three options.
Straps: This secures the snowboard boot in the binding. A good strap is ergonomically shaped so that you do not experience pressure points while snowboarding. You have the heel strap that holds the instep of your shoe in place and also minimizes any heel lift in your snowboard shoe. The step can go over your toes or nowadays as a capstrap partly over the toes. This promotes control with the backside bend.
Highback: This is the high part of the binding where the heel side of your shoe rests. With this component you control the backside turn. The stiffness of this component partly determines the overall performance of the binding. If you are a novice snowboarder then a mid-stiff highback is nice because it compensates for the steering errors. Are you advanced and want full control over the curves then a stiffer highback is nice. This results in more response and good control over your board.