• Now - Drive Snowboard Binding - Black
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Now Drive Snowboard Binding

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$179.96 $329.95

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Tech Specs

Highback:
Calfback
Baseplate:
Hanger 2.0
Ankle Strap:
Hybrid Flipit
Toe Strap:
3-D EVA Combo
Ratchet:
PA66-C buckles
Flex:
medium-stiff (8 of 10 on Now's scale)
Mount:
4-hole
Tool-less Adjustment:
yes
Recommended Use:
all-mountain snowboarding, freeride/powder snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Drive Snowboard Binding

The binding of choice for legendary riders, Jeremy Jones and Sammy Luebke, and for good reason, the Now Drive Snowboard Binding rips everything from lift-serviced laps to backcountry steeps with unwavering support and stability. It's built with Now's Hanger 2.0 base, which provides a wider heelcup for greater comfort with varying boot shapes and sizes. The Hanger 2.0's 30% fiberglass blend delivers the responsiveness desired for straight-lining steeps, laying trenches on groomers, and sending burly cliffs in the backcountry.

Fortifying the binding, Now incorporated a mounting post (surrounds binding's disc) made of 30% carbon fiber for the utmost in strength and energy transfer. Innovative Skate Tech connects the Hanger 2.0 base to a hinged Kingpin at the center of the binding. The hinge acts like a fulcrum, allowing you to rock the binding back and forth with a subtle amount of play, much like you'd experience when turning on a skateboard truck. This slight rocking motion seamlessly transmits your input into precise turns with powerful edge hold. This tech also reduces vibration and shock underfoot thanks to bushings sitting directly under the Hanger. The Drive comes with two different bushings, allowing you to customize the impact absorption and response between hard (55 shore) and medium (45 shore) densities.

  • Powerful freeride binding takes design cues from skateboards
  • 30% fiberglass blend maximizes energy transfer
  • Mounting post is made of 30% carbon for enhanced response
  • Skate Tech makes for fluid turns and smoother riding
  • Hard and medium bushings for customized damping
  • Calfback with lateral hook for extra leverage
  • Hybrid Flipit ankle straps for locked-in support
  • Now is founded by legendary rider JF Pelchat

Fun Times

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These were a little stiffer than I'm used to and were perfect for carving groomer, which was the mission of the day. I've only used these once and it was a pretty mellow day, but I'd love to try them in more conditions.

Stiff , Burly Hard charging binding

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I put these binding on my Salomon Sick Stick board and they have been great as my powder/big mountain freeride set up. They are stiff and very responsive , can handle technical terrain, deep powder, and landings off cliffs. Perfect binding to ride at Snowbird, Utah.

Solid stiff bindings

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These bindings are stiff and burly, they felt responsive and got the job done. I have only used them a couple of times but would be happy to have these bindings on my setup for sure!

Stiff

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you love to charge hard and not look back, then these are the bindings for you. You'll rip down the mountain with confidence, knowing the power you throw down will be transferred through your bindings.

That said, with all this stiffness comes a few drawbacks. I don't feel as connected to the board as with other bindings in this performance range.

I'd still pick the Drive if you need your board to respond quickly in whichever situation you find yourself.

Drive

    specs

    Drive

    Responsive love seat

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This binding is super comfortable and has many options for that fine tuned fit.

    As a Freerider you are going to love the response and chatter free feel of the chassis. Some of my friends like to use this binding in the park and for big jumpin. Having the option to flip the straps caters to everyones personal strap flavor. Feedback at demos was insane...once you go NOW you never go back.

    Responsive love seat

    2019 Now Drive

      Pure all mountain free-ride binding

      Now

      Snowboard Bindings
      Hanger 1.0
       SML
      US 5 - 7.5 7 - 9.5 10 - 13
      EU 36.5 - 40 39 - 42.5 43 - 47
      MONDO 23.5 - 25.5 25 - 27.5 28 - 30.5
      Hanger 2.0
       SML
      US 5 - 7.5 7 - 10.5 10 - 13
      EU 36.5 - 40 39 - 43.5 43 - 47
      MONDO 23.5 - 25.5 25 - 28.5 28 - 30.5
      Women's
       SM
      US 5.5 - 8.5 8.5 - 10.5
      EU 36.5 - 40 39 - 42.5
      MONDO 23.5 - 25.5 25 - 27.5
      Youth
       S
      US 5 - 7.5
      EU 36.5 - 40
      MONDO 23.5 - 25.5