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Nidecker Ela 2019-2020 Women’s Snowboard Bindings Review

  • Sizes: S/M
  • Flex: 7
  • Entry System: Classic
  • Price: £149 / €160
  • BUY ONLINE

The Nidecker Ela’s are ideal for the ladies who are looking to take their riding to the next level. These all-mountain beauties will not only please your feet but also your wallet.
These bindings have an ideal mix of components making them ‘the easy to handle all-rounder bindings’ they are. With a unibody power baseplate you’ll get both solid support and increased lateral flex, while keeping your feet extremely comfortable.

“With a unibody power baseplate you’ll get both solid support and increased lateral flex, while keeping it extremely comfortable for your feet”

Making these an even better choice for your all-mountain missions are the full-length EVA footbeds. This absorbs and dissipates the vibrations, sparing your feet from all the quiver you might face when blasting through slightly less than ideal snow conditions. Add the ergonomically designed highbacks to it, and you can be sure to not only get comfort, but great energy transmission too. They provide flex where you want it and support where you need it, giving you the perfect flex-to-control ratio that an all mountain option should deliver.

The Nidecker Ella’s are easy to handle, making them an ideal choice for anyone who’s still looking to master their turns. These will give you the confidence you need, and you’ll be smashing it by the end of the day – no doubt about it.

Tester’s Verdict

Holly BurnsSnowboard Instructor

“The Ela’s are a great binding for beginner to intermediate riders. After a couple days ripping around the Tignes pistes, it was clear to me that the Ela’s didn’t provide much ankle support for anyone who is looking to ride a little more aggressively across the mountain due to the soft nature of the heel and toe straps.

“After a couple days ripping around the Tignes pistes, it was clear to me that the Ela’s didn’t provide much ankle support for anyone who is looking to ride a little more aggressively across the mountain”

However, I did find the functionality of these straps worked well with mittens and liked how the straps sat snug over my boots.

And whilst they clearly weren’t as responsive as my current binding (Burton Escapade), they’ll be ideally suited for a rider who is looking to get to grips with the basics whilst also dabbling in some freestyle snowboarding (I’m looking at you, dome riders) as this is a more forgiving alternative than many of the other bindings featured in the Buyer’s Guide.”

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