The binding of choice for big mountain riders Jeremy Jones, DCP and Charles Reid, the Drive is the power house of the Now range. Designed to deliver a dynamic and responsive ride, it utilises some of the most advanced construction available, ensuring that no matter how hard or fast you ride, the Drive will always keep you in control.
Baseplate: Skate Tech Hanger 2.0 30% Fibreglass
What is SkateTech? Inspired by how easily and efficiently a skateboard turns, major components of Now's system mimic both the function and description of the skateboard trucks. The hanger powerfully transfers energy input from the straps to the bushings and onto the edges of your board. The kingpin acts as the fulcrum magnifying this energy through leverage. Traditional bindings diminish energy transfer by the flexing and bending of their baseplate, forcing you to crank your straps down harder, ride with more forward lean, or run taller and stiffer high backs. This all leads to more foot fatigue and pain. Now bindings bypass the middle of the snowboard and direct your energy right onto the boards and edges. They simply transfer more power to the board with less work meaning your feet will stay more relaxed and comfortable, longer.
Stepping up the Drives response is the addition of carbon fibre to the nylon binding posts. These step up response within the SkateTech Hanger System when compared to the standard nylon hanger posts.
Bushings: Medium (45 Shore) Hard (55 Shore)
Dual Injection, quick snap connection to hanger. Main contact point to board, True dampening system. Applies energy while diffusing board chatter.
Higher medial side follows leg angles. Calfback Padding Technology, Pre-rotated 10 degrees laterally, 20mm higher than the Freewing highback. Lateral hook for added support. Dampens chatter and eliminates calf bite. Flex Rating: 7
Ankle Straps: Hybrid FLIPit Strap
This hybrid strap construction is a combination of the original Hyperfuse strap and FLIPit Strap. An additional layer of reinforcement is applied to the bottom of the EVA cover, which gives you the best of the best: support, durability and comfort. The hybrid FLIPit Strap can also be used like the regular FLIPit straps - simply switch ankle straps to the other foot and change your support settings.
Toe Straps: 3D Stitched EVO Combo
Buckles 2.0 have been redesigned with stronger levers and updated springs. These new buckles can take more abuse than ever and offers durability and peace of mind.
Dampening: EVA Footbed
This heavily cushioned pad isolates the foot from fatigue inducing vibrations meaning that not only is it more comfortable but you can ride for longer.