Snowboard Bindings are just as important as your snowboard and snowboard boots. Bindings determine how responsive your board will be. The most important aspect is arguably flex. Snowboard bindings have varying stiffness with softer bindings offering a surfier, more comfortable feel and stiffer ones providing more power and decisiveness. Stiff bindings also give more support during big drops or when hitting kickers. The bindings you buy will determine the level of vibration dampening you will feel. Another thing to consider is the configuration of the bindings. There are a number of different technologies. Make sure the baseplate on your snowboard bindings match the settings on your snowboard. Burton offer EST bindings which don’t use a baseplate but rather rails so make sure you buy a snowboard and bindings which are compatible. The last thing is the most fun… the style! There are a lot of different sizes and shapes of highbacks and straps. The snowboard bindings themselves also come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The best binding brands are Union, Burton, Ride, K2, Rome, Flux, Salomon, Arbor, Now and Flow. If you’re after advice on picking the right snowboard then check out our Snowboard Buying Guide. We also have a huge variety of snowboard clothing and accessories.
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