- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 7
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: €300
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The Pilot arguably sits as the most versatile binding in NOW’s line. It has all the characteristics and construction of a binding that’s ready to charge hard on the pistes and the backcountry, whilst remaining equipped with all the versatility and customisation to turn it into a freestyle flexing fun wagon.
If you don’t know how Skate Tech works, where’ve you been all this time? What started out as a brain fart and a Franken-binding ended up kick-starting a revolution in the industry and redefined how binding tech can enhance board performance.
“Instead of cranking straps as tight as possible and generating leverage on the highback to make turns, NOW rely on a central hanger where the binding can very subtly pivot between the edges and apply pressure directly down and out to the contact bushings”
Instead of cranking straps as tight as possible and generating leverage on the highback to make turns, NOW rely on a central hanger where the binding can very subtly pivot between the edges and apply pressure directly down and out to the contact bushings. The result is increased feel, power and efficiency, all bundled up in a responsive, surfy, ride.
The Flexhinge 2.0 highback delivers enough response for even the most demanding rider’s needs, and contours the back of your boot to deliver close contact meaning immediate response on the heelside edge. The hinge towards the top offers just a little more suppleness to make more creative riding, and funky body positions, more than doable; all without getting chucked back onto the toe edge.
The new super grippy, mouldable 3D Contour toe straps are the only change to the Pilots this year, but well worth a mention. Past issues with the straps coming loose are completely resolved with these ones, whether you wear them on top or over the ends of your boot. Lastly, the FlipIt heel straps allow you to interchange the straps between each binding to swap between a stiffer, responsive ride, or upturned for a lower fitting, looser feel.