- Sizes: M, L, XL
- Flex: 4
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £219 / €249
Comfort and fit should always be the priorities when considering a pair of binders, but longevity isn’t far behind. A good set should last you multiple seasons, especially if you only ride a couple of weeks a year. In our experience, the Ride Rodeo snowboard bindings have proven themselves to be about as bomb-proof as you can get.
That’s mostly down to the chassis, made of lightweight aluminium that Just. Won’t. Break. Backed by a lifetime warranty, it’ll give you peace of mind as you step things up in the park. There are less expensive binders out there, but you might end up paying more in the long run.
“The dampening properties of the new urethane footbed are undeniable”
Nylon is tough as nails too, but more flexible, so that’s what you’ll find in the highback. It’s got a fairly forgiving flex to it, which is perfect for freestyle riding (although perhaps not the (boosting-high-above-the-pipe-wall kind).
For 2018/19 the ankle strap ratchets have been improved, again with longevity in mind. They’re quick, easy to use, and less likely to chew up your ladders. Granted, that’s one of snowboarding’ more avoidable problems, but every little helps.