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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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What is up with Now bindings

Ok so today I got a killer deal on some Union Atlas. I love them and I am an Union Fan all the way. But while I was in the shop the worker showed me some new bindings called NOW. From what I understand is the base plate is on a hinge almost like a skateboard truck. Crazy looking binding man. Anyone know what these are about? Anyone ever ride on them? Do tell what you know about these.

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This is a pretty good review here: 2013 Now IPO Binding Used and Reviewed I am definitely interested in them but I want to see what people have to say about putting a whole season on them first.
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They work. Gives you control under each foot. Foot steer your deck like a skateboard. Fantastic for a first year product.

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They work. Gives you control under each foot. Foot steer your deck like a skateboard. Fantastic for a first year product.
Does the hinge affect response time?

I'd imagine that the binding moving like it does would increase response time and make your board more sluggish when carving.
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It increases performance.

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It honestly makes your edge to edge a lot better in my opinion. I was noticing more snap out of my ankles when popping off my toe edge to do back 1's.


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Nivek and angry,

Will either of you be riding these regularly this year? Are they up there with your favorite bindings?
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Does it make you prone to catching an edge when you're steering w/ your feet alone? I imagine it would be easy to get lazy.
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I just got mine in. Prob won't bust them out right away though. Gonna try the K2 Formulas first.

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Nivek and angry,

Will either of you be riding these regularly this year? Are they up there with your favorite bindings?
Up there with my favorites for sure, I WOULD make them a daily but I'm getting Salomons and Flows (maybe K2's) for free, so I'm not about to spend near $300 on bindings I don't REALLY need.

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