The Pilot is an all-mountain/freestyle binding that is designed to help you turn the whole mountain into your own personal playground. The stiffer flex rating makes the binding more responsive, while still providing the shock-absorbing comfort of boosted padding. The Skate-Tech Baseplate offers a feel similar to skateboard trucks by transferring energy from the straps to the bushings and straight to the edges of your board - meaning less work goes a lot further. Freestyle Flip It Straps, 3D Toe Straps and a Flushcup Heelcup design keep your boots locked in tight for maximum control and comfort.
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. Two types of EVA were added 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.
Buckles 2.0 - Cast aluminum levers for lightness and durability that have been redesigned with stronger levers and updated springs. These new buckles can take more abuse than ever before.
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|