- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 6
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £259 / €289
It’s hard to believe that Bent Metal was only resurrected a couple of years ago. In the short time since its Second Coming, the brand has cemented itself as one of the best options for all your foot-to-board-interfacing needs.
The name still doesn’t make much sense – there’s precious little metal present, bent or otherwise – but each model in the range has proven itself to be a fine choice for a particular style of riding. Perhaps best of all are the Bent Metal Transfer snowboard bindings, which are the most all-mountain friendly.
“Responsive at speed without being too rigid, the feel you get from the Transfer’s Drive Plate is ideal for doing a bit of everything”
The footbed on the Bent Metal Transfer bindings is more than a pretty picture (which, once again, has been painted by Forest Bailey and co-ordinates with his Gnu Space Case snowboard).
Underneath that top layer is a combination of UHMW (just about the toughest thermoplastic polymer you can get) and magnesium fibres, layered atop one another. It’s not a million miles away from how a snowboard is put together; indeed, BMBW’s parent company Mervin makes these ‘Drive Plates’ at its own factory alongside Lib Tech, Gnu and Roxy boards.