Designed by Jeremy Jones, the Drive bindings are built for precision, control and solid leverage without sacrificing comfort. The stiffer highback makes for a more responsive ride while the Skate-Tech Baseplate design helps suck up vibrations from riding in rough conditions. Medium and hard base bushings allow you to change the binding's overall feel between aggressive, or surfy and playful. Hybrid Flip It Straps provide support and comfort for a customized feel that can be tuned to your exact specifications.
Skate-Tech Baseplate Design - NOW's Skate Tech system mimics the function of skateboard trucks. The ‘Hanger' powerfully transfers energy input from the straps to the bushings and onto the edges of your board. The 'Kingpin' acts as a fulcrum, magnifying this energy through leverage.
Traditional bindings diminish energy transfer by flexing and bending the baseplate, forcing you to crank your straps down harder, ride with more forward lean, or run taller and stiffer highbacks. This all leads to more foot fatigue and pain. NOW bindings bypass the middle of the snowboard and direct your energy right onto the board's edges. NOW bindings transfer more power to the board with less work, meaning your feet will stay more relaxed and comfortable, longer.
Hanger 2.0 Baseplate (Wider Heelcup) - The Hanger 2.0 offers a wider heelcup footprint for better boot compatibility. A drop-down medial wall was added for lateral flexibility, while the addition of snow-clearing channels prevents ice buildup underneath the highback legs.
- Made with 30% glass filled Nylon for weight-savings without sacrificing strength.
- I-beam wall sections are both rigid and light.
- Baseless design allows for uninterrupted board flex.
- Allows for easy energy transfer to the board’s edges.
Hybrid Flip It Straps - The hybrid strap is a combination of the Hyperfuse strap and Flip It strap. The injected spine and EVA are bonded together to form one strap, which gives you the best of both worlds - support, durability and comfort. The Hybrid Flip It strap can also be used like the regular Flip It. Simply switch your ankle straps to the other foot and change your support setting.
Lifetime Warranty (Limited, See Details) - Covered under manufacturer lifetime guarantee against breakage of the baseplate or heelcup along with defects in materials or workmanship. This lifetime warranty DOES NOT cover broken bindings due to abuse or neglect, damage caused by any modification done outside the manufacturer's facility, or lost parts due to lack of hardware maintenance.
Highbacks, straps, ratchets and other components are not included under lifetime warranty.
Calfback Highback - Higher medial side follows leg angles
Pre-rotated 10 degrees
15mm higher than the Freewing highback
Lateral hook for added support
Calfback Technology distributes pressure evenly from the top of the highback and dampens the ride
PA66-C Buckles - The PA66-C Buckles are made with a high grade composite blend material that is extremely light and strong, in turn reducing the overall buckle weight by 20%.
Base Bushings (Medium: 45 Shore) - 45 Shore is classified as a medium hard/soft bushing, right in the middle. The softer the bushing the smoother the ride, however the harder the bushing the more responsive the ride. This is a true dampening system that is placed at the main contact point to the board, which means by adjusting the hardness here it has the most impact in lessening board chatter while still allowing for powerful energy transfer directly to the edges of your board.
Base Bushings (Hard: 55 Shore) - 55 Shore is the hardest bushing available. The softer the bushing the smoother the ride, however the harder the bushing the more responsive the ride. This is a true dampening system that is placed at the main contact point to the board, which means by adjusting the hardness here it has the most impact in lessening board chatter while still allowing for powerful energy transfer directly to the edges of your board.
|Men's Boot Sizes (US):||7 - 9.5||10 - 13|