Ride Maestro 2014 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride
The Ride Maestro is a great binding for the price. Even though it’s borderline expensive you get a lot of tech. The Maestro is basically a softer freestyle focused version of the El Hefe. The 2012 and 2013 are very similar but the 2013 and 2014 has a softer high back and the new smaller disc called a micro disc. They are the call over the old models.
Since most of the Maestro doesn’t touch the board a smaller disc makes for better response and better turn initiation so even with the softer high back the response is the same or better.. Ride boards are not the softest boards out there so even a Freestyle focused binding from Ride like the Maestro can bend many all mountain boards very well. The Maestro has the new chassis that allows for more board flex and better leverage than the old chassis. It also has a great foot bed that is very shock absorbent and very damp. It also has a cant to allow for much better leg alignment and leverage with the board. All in all we are very impressed with the Ride Maestro binding and feel it’s a solid choice for anyone looking for an aggressive freestyle binding. Ride also has a 2 hole disc to accommodate Burton’s 2 Channel system boards.
Semi-Challenging - Easy Turning
Intermediate - Expert
Reduced Dead Spot
Burton Channel Compatible