They say: Comfort and control for the woman who
wants it all. We say: This is a special edition binding from Flow, available only in medium sizes and aimed at women who really know their stuff – like Flow’s Sarka Pancochova. The flex is definitely too stiff for novices, but if you want über-responsiveness, look no further.
History lesson: Founded by a crew of riders who “believe in quality first”, Academy has grown slowly overseas, but it rapidly became a household name in the states, with a team that featured the likes of Chad Otterstrom. Right from the beginning the idea has been to support the growth of ordinary riders alongside team shredders. For that reason (and also, probably because it fits neatly with their name) Academy give out a series of scholarships to talented snow lovers each year to help them through college. Nice guys then!
Ridden by: Frat-boys on company scholarships, and US-based park rats who know their Tyler Flanagans from their Scotty Jameses.
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