Rome 390

The Rome 390 is a tough binding that is made to handle everything from park laps to heavy pow lines in the backcountry. They are light and strong, and have a middle of the range flex. Like a lot of bindings, they have the minimum area possible touching the board, to try and keep the true flex without the bindings…

Flux SF45

The SF45’s are Flux higher end, all mountain binding. They are designed to get the best combination of flexibility and response. The problem they found is that lots of flexible bindings that were great in the park became too flexible in all-mountain riding situations. This problem is the same in reverse, while responsive bindings are great for big lines and going fast,…

Raiden Phantom

The Phamtoms are a high end responsive binding from Nitro/Raiden. They are a medium-stiff flex (7/10) and can absorb the bumps and absorb landings from hard riding. They use the Micro Disc, which is made to keep the size as small as possible, to allow the most amount of the binding to help absorb impacts, rather than be wasted on…

GNU Mutant

The GNU Mutant is a quick entry binding. It uses the Fastec entry system, which works in a similar way to the Flow brand. It has a stiff flex, which is (8/10) on Gnu’s scale. It has a large toe strap and ankle strap which both evenly distribute pressure, and keeps from creating pressure points. One plus that this model has,…

Technine Bradshaw Pro

The Technine Bradshaw Pro’s are a soft flexing binding made for the park. Chances are, if you are looking at these you know all about Chris Bradshaw and his style of riding. If you want bindings that are going to help you ride like he does, then these are what you are looking for. They have a soft flex, making…

K2 Hurrithane

The K2 Hurrithane bindings are a soft flexing binding, good for buttering, tweaking and jibbing. Back in the day, the Hurrithane was the binding that started the whole urethane highback trend. The Urethane highback means that you can flex and tweak out grabs without being restricted like other bindings. The Tweakback Asym shape of the highbacks means it has a…

Union Charger

The Union Charger is the top of the line from Union, and the choice of 4 time Legendary Baker Banked Slalom winner Temple Cummins. These bindings have a stiff flex, and a very light. Made to be super responsive, they have a full carbon highback, made to handle tough riding. They have a full carbon highback and a CNC machined heelcup…

Drake Fifty

The Drake Fifty bindings are a freestyle binding that is made to handle park riding, without costing too much. They have a medium flex, so you will be able to press easily, while still having the strength to hold up to bigger jumps. Soft EVA footbeds will absorb vibrations and hard landings. Technology in Drake Fifty bindings Eyeback Highback Delta Light baseplate…

Forum Faction

Seeing that Forum is no longer around, some similar bindings that I would have a look at would be the Union Contact and Burton Mission. The Forum Faction are a freestyle/all-mountain binding that are made to be easy to press. They have a medium flex, rated at a 4 out of 10 on Forums scale. It has the Good Vibes hinge…

Rome Targa

The Rome Targa are high end, adjustable and responsive bindings. This year they have a new chassis, highback and have the PivotMount added.

Flux DS30

The DS30 is the at the top of Flux’s freestyle binding range. Made to handle all sorts of riding while keeping the weight to a minimum. Technology in Flux DS30 Bindings Ultima FS Highback Alpha baseplate Performance Blend 30 material Hybrid footbed Absolute fit ankle and toe straps The Alpha baseplate is milled out to keep the weigh down, and is…

GNU Choice

The GNU Choice bindings are some stiff flexing, all mountain and freestyle quick rear-entry bindings. Features of the GNU Choice FT3 Asym Highback with Lateral Adjust Micro Adjust Forward Lean Stiff Flex Full EVA Footbed TPU Shock Pads Premium Denim & Synthetic Leather Strap Materials

Rome Shift

The Rome Shift are a simple and affordable binding, that is made to ride the whole mountain. It has a fairly simple design, but that doesn’t mean that it is lacking on features. They have a medium flex, middle of the range which means you are going to be able to ride anywhere and not be restricted by your bindings.…

Flow NX2-SE

The Flow NX2-SE are a an all mountain binding for the rider who shreds all over the mountain. It has a medium-stiff flex, which is rated at a 4/5. Although it is has a 4/5 flex rating, it is still the softest out of the NX2 range. Technology in the Flow NX2-SE Rockered aluminum baseplate OC Kush basepad Active Straps…

Flow Quattro

Flow Quattro is the binding for someone who wants to ride all over the mountain, but still needs a forgiving binding – and people who want to ride the park and still have all the flex and control they need from bindings. They have a medium soft flex, which is rated at a 2 out of 5 on Flow’s scale.…

Switchback 1314

Like all Switchback bindings, these are able to have any combination of baseplate pads, straps and highbacks put on them. This model has a cored out highback, so it is easier to flex them sideways for presses and tweaks. If you are into that sort of thing, you can take the highback off completely, swap it in with the Noback…

Salomon Chief

The Salomon Cheif are bindings that are made to handle all kinds of riding, whether it is deep backcountry days, in the trees or laps in the park. Although the flex is rated at a 7/10, it is versatile enough that will let you tweak it out in the park, but still be responsive for hard and fast riding. The…

Salomon Quantum

On the very high end of Salomon’s bindings, there is the Quantum. Unlike most stiff bindings, they are light and responsive, but still comfortable. They have the ShadowFit baseplate whic has something called the Kevlar QuickWire heelcup. Unlike standard bindings, that have a stiff heelcup, this is flexible and fits to your boot as you tighten your straps. To go…

Salomon Arcade

The Arcade is Salomon’s top selling binding, and for a good reason. It is light, tough, made from good materials and is not going to break the bank. Salomon rate it has having a medium stiff flex, and they give it a 6/10. It is a good middle of the range flex, so you can use this binding all over…