The Universe is Switchbacks flagship binding and is aimed at riders who are looking for the ultimate freestyle inspired binding. Designed to deliver unrivalled board feel and control it's the perfect choice for experienced riders who are looking to push the boundaries of their riding. Utilising the new Aeron baseplate, Wrapback highback and responsive Eames straps, the Universe's feature packed construction delivers stunning performance across the whole mountain.
The new Aeron base is the result of 3 years of hardcore R & D. Creating a base plate that is stronger and lighter, utilising an industry first binding construction method; overmoulding forged aluminium with the highest-grade polyamide Nylon. With a smaller disk, smaller footprint and toolless adjustability, the new Aeron base offers unparalleled fit regardless of boot brand and size. Forged aluminium power rods overmoulded within the heelcup help transfer pressure from toe to heelside, reducing power loss through the binding.
Originally developed by Halldor Helgason, these anatomically wrapping highbacks provide more calf support to make those presses proper and help stick landings. They're slightly rotated and have adjustable forward lean for the perfect amount of response and control.
Toolless Highback Replacement
One of Switchback's most unique features is the effortless toolless highback removal. This enables you to easily take off your highback when packing or switch to different highbacks to match your riding conditions. Try riding pow without highbacks for a distinctive riding experience.
Ankle Straps: Eames Strap
The Eames straps are composed of a rugged leather style cover and a solid pre-moulded EVA lining for a more responsive and powerful feel. The shaping and materials easily form and mould around any boot contour for a plush fit.
Toe Strap: Eames Stitched
Buckles: Triple Action Catch Free
Switchbacks custom ratchets feature a triple tooth design ensuring you can strap in as fast as possible. Manufactured using the highest grade aluminium spring system, they keep performing season after season.
Dampening: Boot to Board Full EVA Padding.
Switchback put the padding where you need it. The adjustable toe padding works like a gas pedal and cushioning at the same time thanks to the dual density foam in the toe area. It's soft enough to cushion impact and firm enough to not lose power transfer to the toe edge. Cushioning under the heel is equally important. If you've ever had a heel bruise, you'll understand why. That's why Switchback designed the footpad to have full boot to board EVA under your heel bone.