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Old 08-31-2012, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone demo these yet?
Any word on release date and price?
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It doesn't cover the realease date, but I direct you to here none the less.....http://www.angrysnowboarder.com/2013...-and-reviewed/
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Haven't demoed, but have heard that they are interesting. The physics makes some sense, but IMO, the difference will be subtle. I'm a fan of flex anywhere I can find it, so i'll prob try these out eventually.

Here is another review: Binding Review: 12-13 NOW IPO
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I demoed the NOW bindings for a weekend at the end of the last season at the recommendation of a local shop tech. I was skeptical, but figured I'd give it a try.

Other than feeling more of the flex of the board, I really didn't notice much difference between traditional bindings and the NOW bindings, especially in turn initiation. That is not to say it isn't there. What I did notice that for the first time all season I wasn't suffering from foot pain and my legs were not tired at the end of the day. I had spent all season trying to find the right boot/binding/insole combination to make the foot cramps tolerable. My boots (size 10 reduced footprint in several brands) fit the heel cup perfectly. Surprisingly I liked how few adjustments the bindings have. By the end of the weekend, I seriously considered telling the shop that my board was stolen, because I didn't want to return a part of the only boot/binding/insole that allowed me to ride without foot pain.

I picked up my pair for this season from the local shop yesterday. Build quality is nice. The buckles seem to be much improved from the demo model.
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Best fucking binding I rode for this season! It makes so much more sense you can get more snap out of your toes and heels.
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I'm hopeful more reviews will begin popping up confirming what Burton and Smerdy said.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Slightly on/off topic.

How does the Now binding compare to something like the Burton Genesis ?

Also where did all the stiff freeride bindings go?
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Slightly on/off topic.

How does the Now binding compare to something like the Burton Genesis ?

Also where did all the stiff freeride bindings go?
Flow NX2-RS, Burton Diode, Ride El Hefe, K2 Company, Flux DMCC, Raiden Machine... what do you mean where'd they go?
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Question for those who have demoed these bindings.

It seems with this design, highbacks are not as important to generate heel pressure anymore. I am correct to assume going highback less is the best way to ride with these?
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It's how it was designed.
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