Power and response that all-mountain freeriders demand - the NOW Drive Snowboard Bindings are built to change the game. Featuring NOW's Skate Tech, the Drives deliver a surfy-yet-aggressive feeling with edge-to-edge control. The new Calfback Highback is 15 mm higher than the Freewing Highback and offers a lateral hook for a supportive and controlled ride, while remaining damp and comfortable. The Drives also feature asymmetrical 3D Flippit ankle straps that give you the option of switching between freestyle and freeride support. Stop living in the past and ride NOW now.
Skate Tech Inspired by how easily and efficiently a skateboard turns; major components of NOW's system mimic both the function and description 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. Tradition bindings diminish energy transfer by the flexing and bending of their 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 onto the board's edges. They simply transfer more power to the board with less work, meaning your feet will stay more relaxed and comfortable, longer.
Flushcup Tacked highback / heelcup assembly creates a flush inner surface. Heelcup design prevents heel lift, with or without the highbacks. Noback mode built-in design.
Bushings Medium (45 shore) // Hard (55 shore)
Aluminum stamped Alumi-ring
New gas pedal raised foot pillow
Asym Ankle Strap with Flip It Convenience Wear it with a freestyle setting with the added support over the top of your instep, or switch it up to freeride mode by flipping the strap placing the support higher on the ankle. The strap is wider on the outside maintaining lateral support for both options.
3D EVA combo toe straps
NOW tool-less adjuster straps
Calfback Highback Higher medial side follows leg angles // Pre-rotated 10˚ // 15 mm 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.
Aluminum Disc 4 mm T6160 Aluminum stamped Alumi-ring // T6160 Aluminum forge disc // Minimum board fixture // 1 mm rubber gasket // Compatible with 4x4, 3D and Channel Boards // Lifetime warranty program
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Comments about Now Drive Snowboard Bindings 2015:
I have only one day on the NOW Drive so far... so more review to come next week. I did find the board much more loose to ride instantly. The loose trucks feeling is certainly noticeable. I'm going to switch to the black insert pads (firm) for my next ride. I liked the loose feeling of the board but found that it introduced a back end of the board that was not planted. The board transitions from edge to edge much faster with these bindings, coming over the top is instant. Problem is that it is a bit too loose and often i found the back end breaking loose and I almost cached an edge several times, which I never do. I'll try the stiffer cushion pads before making a final judgement. I was running very fast speeds (60mph on gps) at times so this was kind of important on fast icy east coast days. They are built very well.