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Ride Capo 2019-2020 Snowboard Bindings Review

  • Sizes: M, L, XL
  • Flex: 7
  • Entry System: Classic
  • Price: £265 / €300
  • BUY ONLINE

The Ride Capo – a lightweight binding that is here to please both the big mountain chargers and big feature hitters around the globe. The Capo is a high-end binding, blessed with both impeccable tech and good looks. The highbacks on the black coloured bindings are embellished with the same design as Ride’s master of mischief, the Ride Warpig snowboard.

New for this season is the reversible ankle strap that offers you the option of two different riding positions, making the Capo a more versatile option. Flip the block side up for a more tuned in, responsive ride or cut out side up for a more loose, surfy feel.

” New for this season is the reversible ankle strap that offers you the option of two different riding positions, making the Capo well worth its price”

We’ve got the aluminium infinity chassis system to thank for making these the lightweight bindings they are. Not only is the chassis system made to be light, but it also helps your toes and heels to stay put.

The Nylon Highbacks provide both response and comfort to your ride. Add the EVA shockpads to the footbeds, and you’re in for comfort. The shockpads damp vibrations and absorb chatter, meaning you won’t be thrown off balance when charging over uneven terrain.

This is a responsive binding, the stiff flex and advanced tech are more suited for the strong riders who can make the most out of them.

Tester’s Verdict

Rob McCreathWhitelines

“As soon as you pick these up you’ll be looking around the floor for a missing base plate and screws. They feel impossibly lightweight for a binding that delivers on stiff flex and solid performance.

They look light, too. The highbacks and straps have all have a significant amount of material cut out from them. I have to say, it does give the binding a feeling of being a little ‘tinny’ and doesn’t look like it’s going to offer a whole lot of comfort when you’re riding, but I was surprised at how cushioned they felt when out on the hill. Not the best, but a lot better than you’d think.

“I didn’t have a chance to flip the strap into its lower, more flexible setting, but I really enjoyed the response from the Capo in the more aggressive setting. Charging around on bumpy snow, I still felt really connected to the entire binding”

I didn’t have a chance to flip the strap into its lower, more flexible setting, but I really enjoyed the response from the Capo in the more aggressive setting. Charging around on bumpy snow, I still felt really connected to the entire binding – asides from maybe the toe strap, which had worked a little loose by the end of the run. Then again, this was a grab and go from the test tent before last lifts. I’m sure if I took a little more time to dial in the fit the problem would have been reduced.

There’s definitely more comfortable highbacks and heel straps out there, but few that deliver such sharp control through the turns. If you’re prioritising a binding that delivers response between the edges more than laterally, between the nose and tail, this is a great option. I think with the lower strap setting you’ll no doubt get a lot more flexibility, but if you ride with a looser, surfy style and like like to contort yourself in all kinds of weird positions, the Revolt’s a better bet.”

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