Introduced last year, the Nitro Team binding was developed with input from riders like Markus Keller and Bryan Fox – aka the Nitro team, hence the name! It’s not a park-specific binding, as it’s been built to handle the needs of the aforementioned all-mountain slayers, but freestyle is definitely on the table.
It’s fairly stiff, so can handle high speeds and agressive riding, but comfort hasn’t been forgotten. The heel cup is adjustable, so you can always get the perfect fit, and the highbacks are asymmetric for better compatibility with your calves.
Shock absorption comes courtesy of small airbags built in to the baseplate, which are good to your feet, knees and ankles – and are obviously lightweight too!
The straps are reinforced by steel cables that ensure the bindings will always be tight enough, yet won’t stretch out over time – and snapping them after a harsh knuckle or a poorly-placed foot will be pretty much impossible.
As well as this burger-n-fries design, they also come in some plain colours – green, orange and black.