This Platinum Pick, Freestyle Heavy Hitter is ready to strap in and take on the world's toughest terrain. Designed for All Mountain and Freestyle, the Pilot has a stiffer flex rating making it more responsive than your typical binding, while still providing the shock-absorbing comfort of boosted padding. Skate-Tech Baseplate Design feels more like skateboard trucks, transferring energy from the straps to the bushings and straight to the edges of your board meaning less work goes a lot further, relieving unnecessary stress from your feet. Freestyle Flip It Straps, 3D Toe Straps and a Flushcup Heelcup Design keep your boots locked in tight for maximum control and comfort. Transworld Tested and Approved and a limited Lifetime Warranty takes all worries away for loads of happy days on the mountain, season after season.
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.
Freestyle Flip It Straps - Freestyle Flip It straps feature a slightly different construction than the original Flip It straps, but use the same inner spine. NOW added two types of EVA to these straps to make them super cushy, yet supportive. Flip It straps feature the traditional stitch-and-turn construction with an injected spine sandwiched between EVA and fabric.
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.
Flex-Hinge 2.0 Highback - The Flex-Hinge 2.0 offers greater lateral support with a redesigned and repositioned Flex Hinge to absorb chatter and eliminate calf bite.
Base Bushings (Hard: 55 Shore) - 55 Shore is the hardest bushing NOW provides. 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.
Reinforced Nylon Ring and Disc - New mounting ring and disc are nylon reinforced with 50% fiberglass.
Minimal board fixture that's compatible with 4x4 and Channel boards.
Light and strong, softer lateral flex.
Snowboard Magazine Platinum Pick - Snowboard Magazine has chosen this product as a Platinum Pick. This award recognizes companies that are pushing the boundaries in design, materials, fashion and technology to bring you better products each year.
Transworld Tested and Approved - This product has been Tested and Approved by Transworld Snowboarding to be one of the top performing products in its category.
Transworld enlisted the help of experienced gear testers to test hundreds of premium snow products. Much like Transworld's Good Wood award for snowboards, the Tested and Approved award is given to products that represent the best in their category.
|Men's Boot Sizes (US):||10 - 13|