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You appreciate the finer things in life, so settle for nothing less than the premium comfort and uncompromising performance of the Ride Women's Fame Snowboard Binding. Its women-specific design gives you the luxury treatment, and a stiffer flex makes it ideal for hard-charging ladies who demand the crème de la crème.
The Slingback highback is vertically stiff for tons of support and response when navigating chutes and dropping cliffs, but it still offers enough lateral flexible for you to get loose in mellow pow and the park. An aircraft aluminum baseplate ensures lightweight strength and quick edge-to-edge response for a powerful and precise ride. The Wedgie footbed is angled to align your knees in a more natural position, which not only enhances leverage for better ollie power, but also reduces joint strain and fatigue. EVA padding soaks up shock and vibrations for a smoother ride when you're plowing through tracked-out snow.
- Paparazzi-worthy comfort and performance
- Stiffer flex is responsive and supportive
- Women-specific design reduces calf bite
- Slingback highback offers balanced flexibility
- Aluminum baseplate is lightweight and highly responsive
- Wedgie footbed aligns joints in a natural position
- EVA basepad soaks up vibrations and shock
- Micro-Disc reduces dead zone beneath bindings
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I ride these bindings in the 2012 version (haven't been riding them this long though, bought them second-hand from a colleague this year) and really like them. The straps can be made supertight and the ankle strap is really firm but comfortable. The transfer of any pressure you put on them to your board is really awesome. I put them on my old board (which in the meantime had gotten a flex of like -10) and it immediately became soooo much more stable and rideable than before (had crappy bindings as well). They're truly all-mountain and also great for freestyle.
But yeah, like I said, I'm riding a much older version (mine are steel I believe instead of aluminium, which makes them a lot heavier probably), but the basic principles of this binding are great and I'd really recommend them! They feel way more snug compared to for example Burton Cartels.
I'm a snowboard teacher in Austria and have ridden them all season now! Ride them with the Bataleon Distortia.