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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.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|