Snow sports can be tricky and you need to learn a lot first before you go and try these out for your sake. It’s like you need to learn how to walk first before you could jump. And of course, choosing the snow sport that you think you’ll excel in can be pretty tough since everything is hard unless you are really willing to learn and practice for a few months at a time before you could think that you are doing well.
When it comes to snow sports like snowboarding, you need to look for the right gear that you will really be comfortable in using such as freestyle bindings when you feel like you’re ready to ride harder slopes and such. These can really affect the way you ride so you need to choose wisely and not just buy some because you feel like it looks cool or that it would really match the aesthetic of your board. There’s more to these bindings than just looking gnarly.
Make sure your feet are snug but comfortable
One thing that you need to consider when buying bindings are the straps. Some old school straps can be painful to the joints of the feet which is why it is important that you have to try it out first and see if the straps are not affecting your feet in a bad way. Because of the technology today being used to better these straps, you can just pick one but see to it that it really is what it says it is.
Consider if the binding’s ratchet can be easily manipulated
This part of the binding is where the straps are held in place. You need to see to it that it is durable so you can choose the metal ones instead of the plastic ones. It also needs to be big enough where you can grip it even with your gloves on.
Keep your feet in place
Choose a binding with very secure heelcups that won’t let your feet slip off so you need to look for a heelcup with a grippy texture and material like rubber to make sure that your feet are in place so you won’t have to worry about heel-lifts. This can be a problem especially when you are already riding on the terrain and your heel accidentally lifted.
Looking for the best material
Bindings are available in four materials. plastic, metal, plastic baseplate with metal heelcup, and carbon highback. The plastic, metal, and carbon highback are the ones perfect for free rides while the plastic baseplate with metal heelcup can be used all around.
Choosing the best bindings is hard since there are a lot of brands out there that offer these. But it is important that you consider the ones mentioned above for a fun ride.