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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.

Now Snowboarding | World's First Skate Influenced Binding
 

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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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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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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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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.
It's not that exaggerated of a feeling. You should be driving your board with your feet acting independently as is, NOW's just make it better.
 

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I'm taking mine out tomorrow for their first spin.

I'll post my full review once I get a couple days on them.

If I like them enough I'll run them on a couple different boards as well.
 

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Im going to pick these up and throw them on my Nidecker Ultralight when it arrives.

Thats unless a lot of poor user reviews start to poor in, but im doubting it considering the favorable ones so far.
 

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I have 2 days on my now bindings and Jones Carbon Flagship 161...

I am going to put my now bindings on my Proto CT 54 tomorrow to check the contrast before I do a total review.

However. So far. I love them!!

The response is "different". I don't know if it is better but I love it.
 

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I have 2 days on my now bindings and Jones Carbon Flagship 161...

I am going to put my now bindings on my Proto CT 54 tomorrow to check the contrast before I do a total review.

However. So far. I love them!!

The response is "different". I don't know if it is better but I love it.
Did you leave the high back on or take it off? Did you try more then just one set of bushings? (does it come with more then one or do you choose when you buy)
 
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