The original and still the most popular Now binding. The IPO utilises the advanced Skate Tech technology to deliver a smooth and progressive ride, making this the perfect binding for recreational riders who want that optimum balance of great performance and all day riding comfort.
Baseplate: Skate Tech Hanger 1.0 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.
Bushings: Medium (45 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. Pre-rotated 10 degrees laterally, 15mm higher than the original Flex Hinge highback. Lateral hook for added support. Dampens chatter and eliminates calf bite.
Ankle Straps: SIEVA
The word SIEVA means single injected EVA. The body of the strap is made entirely with one part EVA injection, eliminating any stitching and reducing gluing to less than 1% of the strap area. A nylon webbing that is strong durable and flexible is inserted in the body of the strap at one end and sealed by a micro-injected logo. This new SIEVA strap is about durability comfort and reducing weight.
Toe Straps: 3D Minimal
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.