The primary tasks of snowboard bindings are to transfer your body’s energy and respond to the body’s shifts for precise control. That’s why it’s vital to choose the right design. Basically, you want to consider your skill level, style of snowboarding, your board’s width, the optimum level of flex, and the bolt pattern. At GRITR Outdoors, you’ll find a great variety of bindings for your needs and requirements.
Do I need soft or stiff bindings?
A flex index, rated on a scale from 1 being the softest to 10 being the stiffest, shows the level of flexibility in bindings. If you’re a beginner, opt for medium bindings because soft and stiff bindings are geared toward experienced riders. Generally, soft bindings are great for freestyle, while stiff designs (freeride, backcountry) are preferred for challenging terrains.
How to choose the best snowboard bindings?
- Riding style & Flex Index: all-mountain bindings with medium flex for versatility, soft freestyle or stiff freeride for precision;
- Strap bindings (slower to strap in but provide a superior level of support and fit) or Rear Entry snowboard bindings (quick to strap in but harder to fit);
- Snowboard boot size: use a snowboard bindings size chart;
- We also offer snowboards with bindings matched.
How to set up snowboard bindings?
- Beginners are recommended to start with the dominant foot in the rear.
- Choose a centered stance for maximum control or a setback stance for reduced fatigue in powder and more energy when initiating turns.
- Pick a comfortable stance width.
- Choose a snowboard binding angle. Beginners: back foot -5 degrees, front foot +15 degrees or less. Experiment.