2023 Now Drive Snowboard Bindings
Quick and agile, the DRIVE is a responsive companion that holds true is one of Now's most highly coveted bindings for a reason, cause its bad ass and won't disappoint.
Flex Rating – 7-8/10 (1=Soft,10=Stiff)
Flushcup Technology – Designed to hold boots even without a highback, these have a flush inner surface where the highback meets the heelcup. This gives direct energy transfer between boot and binding.
Hanger 3.0 Nylon Reinforced with 30% Glass Fiber – The new Hanger H3 features a wider bushing footprint that is closer to the board’s edges for enhanced board connection and faster energy transfer. The H3 also encompasses a reduction in weight, a dropped-down inner lateral wall for better ankle mobility, and is able to accommodate bigger volume boots. To top it off, it also has a new kingpin tool-less 2.0 that is more integrated and user friendly.
Kingpin Tool-less 2.0 – No tool required - switching from your park to pow board with one set of bindings or changing your bushings on the fly has never been faster or easier.
Post – Nylon with 30% Carbon Fiber
Combo Disc – 4x4 & Channel compatible
Calfback Highback – Pre-rotated 10 degrees, with a higher medial side to follow your leg angles, a lateral hook for added support, and a Calfback hinge that dampens chatter and eliminates calf-bite. 20mm Higher than the original Freewing.
Hybrid Flipit Ankle Straps – This hybrid strap construction is a combination of the original Hyperfuse strap and Flipit strap. An additional layer of reinforcement is applied to the bottom of the EVA cover, which gives you the best of the best: support, durability and comfort. The hybrid Flipit strap can also be used like the regular -- simply switch your ankle straps to the other foot and change your support rating from freestyle to freeride.
3D Pro-Grip Toe Strap – Non-slip and solid grip is what you'll have with Now's 3D Pro-Grip Toe Strap. It's super grippy, moldable, and can be used on the tip or toe of your boot.
Hinge Connector – A minimalist but strong hinge design allows your straps to move out of the way, with a stop mechanism to prevent them flopping around.
NOW Tool-less Adjuster Straps
PA66-C Buckle Levers – Made from the same high grade composite blend found in the O-Drive hanger. This material is extremely light and strong, reducing overall buckle weight by 20%.
Skate Tech – Inspired by how easily and efficiently a skateboard turns, major components of Now's system mimic both the function and description of skateboard trucks. The Hanger powerfully transfers energy input from the straps to the bushings and onto the edges of your board. The Kingpin acts as a fulcrum, magnifying this energy through leverage. Traditional bindings diminish energy transfer by the flexing and bending of their baseplate, forcing you to crank your straps down harder, ride with more forward lean, or run taller and stiffer highbacks. This all leads to more foot fatigue and pain. NOW Bindings bypass the middle of the snowboard and direct your energy right onto the board's edges. They simply transfer more power to the board with less work, meaning your feet will stay more relaxed and comfortable, longer.
Highcup Compatibility – Compatible with all NOW hangers. Low profile for extra flexibility. Street, park and pow.
Bushings – Available in Medium (45 Shore) and Hard (55 Shore)