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Bent Metal Logic 2017-2018 Snowboard Bindings Review

  • Price: £216 / €240
  • Sizes: S, M, L
  • Flex: 4
  • Entry System: Classic
  • bentmetal.com

The Bent Metal brand reappeared in the 2016/17 season, determined to become as synonymous with quality and innovation as Mervin stablemates Lib Tech and Gnu. So far, so good – we’re definitely pleased to see them sticking around.

“Fast, reliable aluminium buckles get you ready to roll quickly, and the heelcup is sturdy and supportive”

The Bent Metal Logic snowboard binding is the softest model in the range, aimed more at the freestyle rider than the big-mountain charger. A fully urethane highback gives you more leeway when pressing on rails and tweaking out grabs, without ever feeling unsupportive.

Bent Metal’s signature Drive Plate tech is back again, and the one on the Logic contains a soft-flexing biax fibreglass as well as an EVA footbed that absorbs impacts and vibrations. You’ll enjoy more of your board’s natural flex with these, especially when you see how small the binding disc is.

The ankle strap saves weight and increases flex by concentrating support on either side of your foot, while the toe strap is among the most low-profile we’ve ever seen yet still keeps you locked up securely.

Fast, reliable aluminium buckles get you ready to roll quickly, and the heelcup is sturdy and supportive. It all adds up to a cracking binder that park rats should definitely be checking out.

You could opt for the less eye-catching colourway, but we love the Sean Genovese pro model version of the Bent Metal Logic seen here.

Tester’s Verdict

Sam McMahon – whitelines.com

“I can be very picky about bindings, so was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Logics. It has a genuinely soft flex, but with the added bonus that they also feel pretty responsive – you can really tweak them during presses and in the air, but they still shoot you back upright and even feel like they add a bit of pop while they’re at it.

“you can really tweak them during presses and in the air, but they still shoot you back upright and even feel like they add a bit of pop”

The ankle strap is comfy whilst giving some chunky and reassuring support, and the toe hold is so snug that your foot might as well be a fish caught in a net. ‘The Cube’ – Bent Metal’s clever forward lean adjustment feature – is great… If you’re one of the two people that might use it.

Overall, impressive stuff for riders that like to feel a little give and flex in their binders. Bonus points for the Genovese pro model; stamping on a gremlin’s face every time you clip in feels great.”

Sean Genovese's signature artwork adorns the Logic's flexy Drive Plate
Bent Metal's 'Cube' forward lean adjuster allows you to easily switch between four different settings

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