List Price US $319
Bent Metal Transfer 2017-2021 Snowboard Binding Review
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Quick Release No
Manufactured in China
Canted Footbed No
Burton Channel Compatible Yes
Mini disc Yes
Approx. Weight Feels Normal

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Flex

Medium/Soft

Boot Support

Medium/Loose

Turn Initiation

Medium

Buttering

Easy

Binding Adjustability Good
Stance Adjustability Great
Comfort Good
Ratchet System Good
Shock Absorption Average

Bent Metal Transfer 2021 - 2017 Review by The Good Ride

Bent Metal Transfer Snowboard Binding Video Review Fast Forward Markers:

0:00 – Intro 0:16 – How We Tested Them 0:22 – Highback Flex 0:33 – Flex Underfoot 1:04 – Turn Initiation/Response 1:37 – Shock Absorption 2:17 – Adjustability 2:52 – Boot Support 3:21 – Ratchet Sytem 3:47 – Conclusion 4:18 – Outakes 4:35 – About The Review

Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Minimalist skate like feel. Good butterability. Nice middle ground response.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Minimal boot support and the ankle strap causes pressure points with some boots.

The Bent Metal Transfer doesn’t have great boot support but it will appeal to riders that want a minimalist skate like feel underfoot.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Bent Metal Transfer Snowboard Binding Review- How it rides and who it is for

How This Review Happened: We borrowed this to test Mervin boards day at the demos.

Days: 1 on this model but several other days in the past.
Riders:  James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gamechangers, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Boards: Lib Tech Snake Kink and others

Similar (but not the same) Bindings: Union Strata, Union Contact Pro/Union Superpro, Burton Cartel, , Burton MalavitaSalomon Hologram, Salomon District, Nitro Team Pro, Nitro Team, Now Select, Now IPO,

Approximate Weight

Feels pretty light and seems on par with most of the main brands.

Highback Flex

The Bent Metal Transfer has a medium soft high back flex back and twist.

Binding to Boot Adjustability

Not too bad. You can adjust the heel loop so that helps you center the boot in the binding. It has all the other stuff like ankle strap, toe strap, high back forward lean etc.

Stance Width Adjustability

You can get a good bit of slide from tip to tail if you turn the discs sideways

Boot Support

The Bent Metal Transfer didn’t support me well. It doesn’t wrap around the sides of your boot as much as most bindings. It caused pressure points on my boots. Peter and Jimbo were fine with it though.

Ratchet System

Cranks down hard and holds onto your boot well. They never came off. It was pretty smooth on and off too.

Turn Initiation/Response

Nice medium response that blends well with most bindings.

Flex Under Foot/Buttering

The mini-disc underfoot of the Bent Metal Transfer does well when it comes to letting the board naturally flex underfoot. The disc is kind of in between a full size and mini-disc and we liked this size.

Shock Absorption/Dampness

Very minimal shock absorption. If you want more shock absorption and like Bent Metal then get the Cor-Pro.

 
Bent Metal Transfer Past Reviews

The Bent Metal Transfer binding is a reboot that we enjoyed. Especially compared to the old Bent Metal bindings.  The binding I owned in the early 2000s and the others I tried back in the day often kept coming apart and after 2 days on the hill, I gave up and bought another pair.  The 2017-2019 Bent Metal Line now seems much more reliable and even recommendable. It’s a good re-release.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  No one is perfect and we do make money from the “Where To Buy” links below, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

 

 
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