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Ride LTD 2018-2019 Snowboard Bindings Review

A couple of key upgrades make the Ride LTD snowboard bindings worth a look, especially if you’re into the park. With a liberal smattering of urethane, these are fun and (relatively) flexible, yet can still take one hell of a beating.

New for this year is the Two-Piece ankle strap, which is more tense across the middle to provide support where you need it most, but softer on top and on the bottom (as well as thinner in the middle) to let your boot flex naturally. The webbed toe strap locks you in place, and all ratchets have been improved too.

“The bomb-proof aluminium chassis is as light as anything out there”

As for the highback, its all-urethane construction makes it easy to flex, so you can really tweak out when you want to. The chassis, however, is right at the other end of the scale; bomb-proof aluminium that delivers super-fast response, and is as light as anything out there.

The whole footbed is quite narrow, to minimise the disruption to your board’s natural flex. For the same reason, the disc for the screws is very small, and it also makes more space for urethane dampening directly underfoot.

With dependability in spades, to the point where the chassis comes with a lifetime warranty, the Ride LTD bindings will suit anyone looking to push the boat out on the jumps and rails.

Tester’s Verdict

Stella Penttiwhitelines.com

“These bindings were stiff, and the first turns I made were, well, not the most comfortable on my calves. Also, the highback was pretty substantial, which added stiffness to the turns. It took me a while to get used to these, but once I did they were actually really good.

“It took me a while to get used to these, but once I did they were actually really good”

Personally I wouldn’t buy bindings this stiff considering that I don’t like to put that much effort into my turns, but I still found them to be really good. And I mean, they did give me a lot of speed, which was definitely a big plus for a girl who likes to go fast but doesn’t have the body weight to make for a fast ride without the right equipment.”

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