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A couple shots of Now's new goodies:




Interesting.

I really expected to see a different toe strap, and possibly different high back on next years NOW bindings. Certainly I cant tell for sure if the toe strap is the same or not, but it looks like it. That said the #1 thing that needs to change is the quality of the straps that are stripping which sounds like will be done this Feb.

Whats the bottom NOW binding? Looks like a new model.

I know its subjective, but I much prefer the green to that particular orange.
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Those NOW toe straps are completely different. Hope to get a pair to replace mine because they do slip sometimes.

I only have 3 days on mine but have no issues with the straps.
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Some new tech that I hope to see in 2015

I'm new here and to riding and have been frustrated with finding a true quiver killer. The 2 boards I have: Raygun - good flex, good for goofing around and day dreaming rides but too soft for charging. The opposite goes for the stiffer One Magtek I have.

How about someone incorporating a Rheopectic insert so that when you're not hard charging its flexi and it stiffens up when you really charge and stress the board? They use these materials in flexible bullet proof vest that stiffens when a bullet strikes it. It's also in some shoes. more here: Rheopecty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Read end of 3rd paragraph (good for frequent leaps and descent!)

And an RFID chip please - phones will have them soon. Constantly have to hunt for my board on crowded days in whistler. Never pay attention to which rack I leave my board

How about some tension cables embedded in the deck with adjusters on topsheet? Tweak the tension to tweak the profile from camber to hybrid to rocker?

Hahaha deck will probably cost $5,000 and weight 20ilbs with all that tech. Wonder if Gnu will put it into their Impossible...which they dump every concievable tech they've got.

OK I watched inception last nite so I may just be dreamin
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Those NOW toe straps are completely different. Hope to get a pair to replace mine because they do slip sometimes.

I only have 3 days on mine but have no issues with the straps.
That looks identical to the toe strap I have on my NOW bindings currently. Tell me specifically what you see that is different?
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Perhaps you are right, but this was the first pic I saw and to me it sure looks like the space between the fabric and the plastic is way bigger.

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Perhaps you are right, but this was the first pic I saw and to me it sure looks like the space between the fabric and the plastic is way bigger.

That could be... although if that is the case a bigger space between the plastic and fabric wasn't the change/improvement i was hoping for next season.
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my issue is them not staying locked on my boot ala the old union toe straps that were similar (though the now's are better).

first blush, these ones look like they would work a bit better
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The current toe straps on the NOW IPO actually works great! I had my doubts as it reminded me of the 2nd gen Union ones that we all know suck, but these ones somehow work. My gripe here is that the 2014 model looks exactly the save for color scheme. What am I missing? I was really hoping they'd change the materials or design to lighten up these tanks.

The one below looks like it's called the Select and that you can swap that super low back thing with a regular highback. Is the base actually different than the IPO?

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They do look almost exactly the same. As I mentioned I could be happier with a better toe strap but it does work. Like you said these things are heavy as hell but I only notice that when I am carrying it around. They are fine riding.

One upside of no big changes... we don't need to feel like we have to get a new pair!
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Talking moar 2014 goodies from snowsurf

Matos Snowboard 2014 exclusif ! - sur Snowsurf.com

The nitro uberspoon is kinda nice, it's the first time since the 93 or 94 nitro scrambler that I find a Nitro snowboard appealing.

the new westmark is hot !
The flow darwin is cool too. Lot of love for the powder board lately!
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