The O Drive is aimed at riders who are looking for a truly high performing binding that will deliver stunning performance at the extremes of the sport. Utilising a carbon impregnated baseplate and full carbon highback, this stiff and powerful binding is the perfect choice for aggressive riders who ride at 100% all of the time.
Baseplate: Skate Tech Hanger 2.0 30% Carbon Fibre
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.
Highback: FS2 Highback 3K Carbon Fibre
3K Carbon Fibre, Pre-Rotated 5 degrees, Asymmetrical shape follows leg angles, 20mm higher than Freewing Highback, Multi-position forward lean block with Allen Key hardware.
Ankle Straps: FLIPit Strap
The Now FLIPit Strap made its debut on the Drive bindings four years ago, and has been a staple amongst riders who are seeking support, convenience and a minimalist approach. The strap can be flipped on the fly from a freestyle setting to a freeride setting.
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.