About The Good Ride Snowboard Binding Reviews

Remember this isn’t an exact science but just a general guideline so you can get an idea of what might work best for you. Don’t turn this into the gospel on how things ride.

How It Rides
Flex Stiff Comfort Excellent Tip-Tail Response Excellent Ratchet System Excellent
Medium/Stiff Great Great Great
Medium Good Good Good
Soft Average Average Average
Noodle Poor Poor Poor
               
Adjustability Excellent Heel-Toe Response Excellent Boot Support Locked In Shock Absorption Excellent
Great Great Firm Great
Good Good Supportive Good
Average Average Some Support Average
Poor Poor Loose Poor

 

Flex- How stiff is this binding in the high back? Also how firm is the base plate?

Adjustability- How much can you make this binding work for your size boot and your riding style – however quirky it may be? How well does the forward lean, toe strap, ankle strap, base plate & high back adjust? Is it tool-less or does it require a tool? If it requires a tool, do you need just one?

Comfort- Does it have pressure points or take a long time to break in?

Turn Initiation- How well does this binding help you to turn the board and transition from edge to edge?

Buttering- How easy is it to flex the board length wise for butters, presses, Ollies and Nollies.

Boot Support- How does this binding wrap around your boot from Toe Strap to High Back? Do you have good range of motion to grab your board how you please or are you locked in place.  Some like to be locked in place and some like it loose with a lot of freedom.

Ratchet System- How well does the binding’s ankle and toe straps go on and come off.  Do they stick or come undone or do you forget they exist they work so well?

Shock Absorption- Does it have a lot of padding to handle hard landings or rough runs? Will it help keep your knees intact?  Will it help your board handle speed better. A lot of people call a binding or board “Damp” but that is different from shock absorption. Damp can reduce chatter at speed but it doesn’t always reduce shock absorption.  Of the two we feel shock absorption is most important because sadly your body can only withstand a certain amount of bumpy terrain and bad landings.

Approximate Weight: It’s not super important for most but some like to know the weight.  We can’t weigh all the bindings and most companies won’t disclose the weight so we just tell you how it feels in our hands when we are playing around with them.  I’ll just tell you if it Feels Light, Feels Normal or Feels Heavy. This will be back up in a few weeks when the designer get’s back.

Reduced Dead Spot- Bindings create a dead spot under foot on the board.  So many companies try to reduce as much true contact with the board as possible to eliminate that dead feel. Bindings that have a reduced dead spot