- Price: £360 / €370 / $380
- Sizes: M, L
- Flex: 5-7/10
- Entry System: Classic
Why We Chose The NOW Select Pro: Skate-Tech ain’t just for off-piste, as this remarkable binding proves.
When NOW first came along over a decade ago, a lot of the early adopters appeared to be BC-based pow-chasing contemporaries of founder and 90s hellman JF Pelchat. While it was nice to see a whole pro team essentially composed of riders no longer in the first flush of youth, most of them would be more likely to throw their back out than throw a double backflip.
“Among the benefits of the Skate-Tech system are a truer board flex that doesn’t get disrupted by the binding, as well as a lower chance of experiencing foot fatigue”
That’s all changed now, though; as well as picking up additional flavours of freerider, the Skate-Tech system has been embraced by the next generation of contest-slaying stunters, including Fridtjof Tischendorf and Mons Roisland. In many cases, the Now Select Pro is what they’re running.
Who Is The NOW Select Pro For?
These are mellower than the NOW Drive, so will be better suited to all-mountain riding, and as well as long days in the park. They’re also ideal for anyone not yet 100% sold on the Skate-Tech concept, as the amount of customisation available means that there’s no chance you won’t be able to give these a fair shake.