The Nidecker Kaon W bindings are an all mountain/freeride binding that is lightweight and has a responsive flex without being too stiff.

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Riding Level Intermediate - Advanced
Quick Release No
Manufactured in
Canted Footbed Yes
Burton Channel Compatible Yes
Mini disc No
Approx. Weight Feels Light


Boot Support


Turn Initiation




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

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Nidecker Kaon W Written Review Review by The Good Ride

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How This Review Happened: We borrowed these for an extended demo and returned them.

Days: 8

Size: Med

Riders: Steph

Boots:  Vans Ferra

Board: Nidecker Ora, Nidecker Venus

Set Up: 20.5” Centered 15 front -15 back

Sizes: S, M, L (Women’s 4 – 13 boot sizes)

Snow Conditions: Spring conditions, ice, slush and chunky snow


Nidecker rates the Kaon as having an 8/10 responsive flex, and 7/10 for the lateral and heel to toe stiffness.

I felt they were more like a medium flex, maybe a 5/10. The highback is pretty flexible. But I do feel like the baseplate and ankle strap adds responsiveness and stiffness to the overall binding.


The Kaon comes with Nidecker’s Asymmetrical Hadron highbacks. They have a wider top to the highback that has small wings on the outside of the highback as well adding a wider platform for leverage, butters, and turning.

The forward lean adjustment is tools and simple to use, and they come with a few degrees of forward lean already. You can’t fully zero them out. This helps add to the response of the binding in turns. And they also fit well with Nidecker boots that have more forward ankle angle as well.

They also come with 3 different adjustments for rotating the highback depending on the angles you ride with.


The heelcups on the Kaon bindings are quite large, and for this reason I think my 7.5 women’s boot would fit better in the small. Because they are not adjustable, I wasn’t able to accurately center my boot across the width of the board. And adjustable heelcup would really help in being able to customize the binding to specific boot sizes.

Ankle Strap

They come with Exoframe ankle straps that fit really nicely around my boot and had nice response and flex. They felt like they had a medium-stiff flex/response to them. But still left room for movements and playful riding.

The ankle straps and toe straps are both very easily adjustable using tool-less levers on the side of the straps. They even come with number measurements so you can get them exactly the same on each binding.

Toe Strap

They have Hexo Toe straps that conformed nicely to the toe box of my boot. They are made out of a flexible material that fits really nicely and stays in place while riding.


There is a 2.5 degree canted footbed that comes with cushy foam padding under the heel and the ball of the foot. I found them comfortable while riding, and found the bindings to have a medium amount of shock absorption.


The Nidecker Kaon W bindings come with some good features, they are lightweight and comfortable. The sizing I felt was a bit on the larger size, so if you can find some to test out first before buying that would probably be best. They would be good for an intermediate to advanced rider looking for a comfy, all mountain binding.

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