- Price: £366 / €400 / $400
- Sizes: M, L
- Flex: 7-8/10
- Entry System: Classic
Why We Chose The NOW Drive: The spiritual home of NOW’s signature tech, and one of the best freeride-focused bindings around.
Speak to a NOW convert (and they are legion) and they’ll tell you that the classic baseplate should have gone the way of the dodo by now – the future, they’ll insist, is ‘Skate-Tech’. Now entering its second decade, JF Pelchat’s signature system has the firmest of footholds in the market, winning over grizzled pow-hounds and upstart park rats alike.
“Speak to a NOW convert (and they are legion) and they’ll tell you that the classic baseplate should have gone the way of the dodo by now”
It may not have killed off its rivals yet, but it’s certainly not going anywhere. Nor are the NOW Drive bindings, arguably the jewel in the brand’s crown.
Who Is The NOW Drive For?
These are definitely for keen freeriders, albeit those that stop short of requiring the carbon-fetishist’s dream that is the NOW O-Drive. One clue to this is the bushings (those swappable pads at the corners of the baseplate) that come with it – there’s no soft option, just medium and hard.