For those of you who don’t know how these work they’re based on a bushing system with inspiration from a skateboard truck.
What: Select Binding
Where: Your local Now dealer
When: Currently shipping, call your local dealer to see if they have them in stock!
Why: Versatile all mountain binding with unmatched adjustability!
30% Glass Filled Hanger – Lightweight and strong chassis with I-Beam walls for added rigidity.
Baseless Design – Unmatched boot to board feel and a perfect flex pattern.
T6061 Stamped Aluminium Ring & Forged Disc – Indestructible board to binding interface that is also super lightweight.
Hollow Rivet Kingpin – Links the hanger to the aluminium ring and allows for a smooth power transfer to the boards edges via the fulcrum it creates.
Dual Injection Bushings – Interchange the bushing from the included soft, medium or hard bushings depending on your riding style via a quick snap hanger on the base.
Cast Aluminium Buckles – Easy release, high quality buckles that sound the business.
Flex Hinge – Follows the contour of your boot for a better fit, feel and eliminates calf bite – also dampens chatter over lumpy snow.
Flush Cup – Prevents heel lift and creates a flush inner surface when highbacks are removed. The IPO is also compatible with the NOW Highcup which is available separately.
Foot Pillow – 15mm EVA footbed for increased shock absorption and tool free access to mounting hardware.
Personal Thoughts: For those of you who don’t know how these work they’re based on a bushing system with inspiration from a skateboard truck. The sidewall/heelcup pivots on a central mount to the baseplate (the round orange peice on the sidewalls). It pivots from toe-to-heel with bushings under each of the 4 corners of the sidewalls. The bushings come in 3 different hardnesses so you can customize how smooth/quick the binding reacts from edge to edge. The binding does exactly what it says, making it the only binding that you can actually FULLY customize! They come with a No-back option as well (I didn’t have a chance to try). The footbed’s a nice thick foam which feels amazing under your feet. If you are very picky about how your bindings feel you “cant dial-in” any other binding quite like these.