- Price: £230 / $250
- Sizes: S, M
- Flex: 5/10
- Entry System: Classic
The Brigada is NOW’s high end women’s all-mountain freestyle binding, coming into its second season riding high with a deluge of positive reviews. The Brigada fills the gap in the line for a freestyle specific binder that’s performance focused.
With exclusive use of NOW’s women’s specific FM Highback, which is ergonomically designed flex with the leg so you can really tweak and poke out your grabs. It also cuts weight in key areas without detrimentally affecting the strength and durability.
“The highback itself might be soft and playful, but you still get power driven to your edges via the SkateTech system”
Unlike a lot of other softer flexing bindings, what’s really nice about the Brigada is that it still delivers quick and efficient response across varied terrain. The highback itself might be soft and playful, but you still get power driven to your edges via the SkateTech system. It’s a best of both worlds approach for those who don’t want to sacrifice performance in any area.
NOW’s Asym Sieva Strap offers more support on the lateral side of the foot, when you’re wanting to switch it up you can simply swap the strap to the other foot for a whole different ride. The Brigada is also compatible with their miniature Highcups, remove the highback and switch to these for a super loose and surfy feel. You’ll get a wildly increased range of movement for days you want to really get twisted.
“Despite its prowess between the park ropes, the Brigada really does deliver across the whole mountain”
Despite its prowess between the park ropes, the Brigada really does deliver across the whole mountain, although if you are looking for something more suited to aggressive charging, then the Conda might be more your style.