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Technine snowboard bindings are well known and tried and true. Why?
If you want snowboard bindings that are:
Maintain your snowboard bindings. Your board is not the only piece of your gear that needs regular tuning. Check the nuts, bolts, and screws on your bindings before you head out on the slopes each time and when you tune your board.
These parts can come apart – the constant pounding and vibrating of riding can cause these fasteners to come loose, but you don't have to let it ruin your day. Just check.
Tradional snowboard bindings have 2 or 3 straps that ratchet down to hold the snowboard boot in the binding, while step-in snowboard bindings are similar to ski binding system in that you can step in without having to tighten anything. Beginner snowboarders seem to like step-in snowboard bindings a little better because they can step in without sitting down.
We only endorse two brands of step-in snowboard bindings. The first is the Switch binding system by Vans, because it clears of snow easily and has a 4 point connection system for great control. The second is the Flow binding system which is unique because you can use a standard boot without a built-in highback.
Most professional freestyle snowboarders ride snowboard bindings with tradtional straps instead of step-in snowboard bindings. Traditional strap snowboard bindings allow them to tweak their airs that much more, and the strap systems have more style as well.
Hard snowboard bindings bear the mark of good energy transmission, power, and efficiency on hard snow and hat higher speeds. These bindings are becoming more popular as alpine skiers are trying snowboarding.
Hard boot snowboard bindings are usually used with higher-stance angles and are attached to the board on a diagonal. These bindings are what you want if you are a snowboard racer.
Technine snowboard bindings are some of the most durable bindings on the market and they include a LIFETIME warranty. Honestly, what more could you ask for in a snowboard binding? The Technine binding team includes the infamous Mark Frank Montoya, Ali Goulet, Nate Bozung, and more.
The 2005 Technine binding lineup includes the following models:
Flow snowboard bindings have a releasable highback that pops back to allow your foot to enter in and then locks back in the upright position. They are compatible with any snowboarding boot regardless of the make or model (aside from racing hardboots). Our customers swear that once they try Flow bindings, they will never go back to traditional strap or step-ins. Flow truly has a fanatical following and we sell out of their bindings every year with no exceptions.
This year the Flow binding line includes the following models:
The 2005 line of Drake snowboard bindings continues Drake's tradition of making killer bindings that can withstand a heavy beating. This year, Drake has three series - The Drake Axis, Drake Super Sport, and Drake Heavy Duty. All Drake bindings include a universal disk that will work with any three or four whole insert pattern.
This year's Drake binding lineup includes the following models:
Three-strap snowboard bindings feature an additional strap that fastens around the rider's shin. This third strap provides more support and leverage to tilt the board on the toe edge.
You may like this feature if you have been as skier and are used to greater stabilization, or if you enjoy the comfort of a soft boot, but want the control while carving at higher speeds.
Drake snowboard bindings work to provide an ideal and effective interface between boot and binding. Some of the new breakthroughs in Drake snowboard bindings in 2006 include: smoother adjust-ability, new heel cups, smarter straps, better hi-backs and advanced buckles and bores.
Drake wants their wearers to understand feel the critical functionality between boot and board. Drake has worked out a transmission of power and control from boot to board that feels beautiful and seamless to any rider. Drake snowboard bindings range all skill levels and can be affordable for most budgets.
Ride snowboard bindings offer the perfect balance of lightweight, response, fit, and durability to provide maximum board control. Ride accomplishes this through the use of their super light 6061-T6 Aluminum Base for quick energy transfer and bomb-proof durability; fit features such as 3D Ankle Pads, Grip Matrix materials and Stance-Correct Highbacks which minimize lag time; and load dispersion features like Multi-Density Padding, Landing Pads, and Grip-Pods that allow the Rider to drive harder into the bindings while maintaining comfort. You really can't go wrong when you put your boot into a Ride snowboard binding.
This year's Ride binding lineup includes the following models:
The job of the snowboard bindings is to transfer the energy of the rider's movements to the snowboard. There are many styles of snowboard bindings to match the basic styles of riding. The soft-boot bindings are freestyle bindings, baseless bindings, and three-strap bindings. There are hard-boot or plate bindings, and then step-in bindings.
The freestyle snowboard bindings are the most popular type of snowboard binding. They have two straps that fasten over the boots and attach to the board. These bindings will perform well in many situations and work best when you want plenty of ankle movement.
Freestyle bindings require more muscular effort to control the board than other binding systems because the rider does not have as much leverage as they do when moving the lower leg against a hard boot cuff.
Agency snowboard bindings are some of the best in the business. Riders looking for these top of the line and specific features, look to Agency.
Agency snowboard bindings have:
Flow snowboard bindings have been voted the easiest snowboard bindings to get in and out of many years in a row. When you buy a Flow snowboard, there is a Flow snowboard boot and Flow bindings set made specifically for the type of riding you want to do and will go perfectly with the Flow snowboard that you buy. If you want the full package, go with the Flow.
Agency bindings are made by the fine folks at Vans, and they are a rider-focused binding company. Agency snowboard bindings are all about creative expression and rider progression. The 2005 Agency binding lineup includes the following models:
The objective behind Ride snowboard bindings is to offer balance of response, durability, and minimal weight to provide maximum board control. Their bindings are made for advanced mobility flex in all directions, enhanced toe-heel response, additional side-to-side mobility flex, and all-purpose mid-flex in all directions.
Ride snowboard bindings are made for all levels and can also be used by the more experienced rider, but are always a sound and safe investment.
Step-in snowboard bindings are the most recent in boot and binding systems to hit the snowboard scene. Step-ins ease entry into and exit from the rear bindings. Step-in bindings are designed to work with either hard or soft boots. These bindings are great for beginners and renters.
The single most important tip for choosing a pair of snowboard bindings is to try them on with your snowboard boots. The fit between your snowboard boot and snowboard binding is critical and a bad match will make you wish you had purchased something else. Put your snowboard boots in the snowboard bindings, strap them on as tightly as you would when riding, and make sure things feel ok. If possible, attach the snowboard bindings to a snowboard and hop around a bit to get the feel of them.
In general, more expensive bindings are stiffer, compoesed of tougher materials, and allow for faster adjustments. Cheaper bindings are flexible for control at slower speeds, but can sometimes be less comfortable.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|