Drake made the Fifty Binding to be strong and lightweight, and to give you a responsive ride.
The Drake Fifty Snowboard Binding gives you excellent energy transfer and dampening in a lightweight package. Drake constructed the Fifty Binding with a durable nylon baseplate, which absorbs shock, and an aluminum heel cup, which provides superb responsiveness. The result is a smooth, powerful ride without added weight. Because of its solid fit, the 3D ankle strap maximizes the power transmission from your boot to your board. Wear the toe strap over the top of your boot or across your toes, depending on your preference. Drake recommends pairing the Fifty with the Northwave Legend SL2 Boots.
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what size binding do i need if i wear a...
what size binding do i need if i wear a size 10 boot
I have always rode Drake on my boards and I will never switch back. I put these badboys on my NS Legacy and its perfect for hitting the powder or just cruising the open mountain. I havent had the chance to take them to the park, but I would imagine they could perform when needed. No complaints on my end, these are good affordable bindings and they are great for budget riders.
I would agree with bp2705. It is a good all mountain set-up. The metal heal cup is great and helps with the responsiveness. My one complaint is the toe strap gets a bit uncomfortable after a long day. The stretch ability of toe strap to cover the toe, just doesn't work. The strap do however let you bunker down, which is great for hitting fresh pow and the trees. Overall, it is a great deal for the money.
A solid ride for a decent price. Offers good dampening quality underfoot with out affecting mobility and quickness. I have always liked drake composite base plates and metal heal cup for in the fact that they save my knees/legs/etc by offering a little bit of flex at those crucial moment when you need it. Good all mountain set up, especially for intermediate riders looking to save $ with an all-terrain setup instead of a quiver.