What you're about to do to the park might be considered vandalism.
Destroy the park like a Japanese lizard-monster in the minimalist Drake Reload Snowboard Binding. Forgiving flex in the Light highback perfectly mixes torsion, response, and support for a highly reactive frame that allows natural motion in and out of tricks. With a focus on keeping you in the right stance, the Reload uses the Natural Cant footbed to help maintain proper leg inclination and the Rebound heel cushioning pad to increase heel area, absorb vibrations and impact, and promote the correct stance when landing. The asymmetrical ankle strap's tapered design removes excess material from the inside of the foot to allow more room to tweak grabs and lean into grinds, and the widen outside envelopes the outer side of the boot to deliver more power for smoother rotations and controlled stomps. Get a gapless bond between your boot and the Hyperflex toe strap for a secure and immediate response during super techy tricks. Tighten both straps with the magnesium MG12 buckle—the fastest and most efficient ratchet available.
- Medium flex
- Light Frame highback
- Delta Light baseplate
- Natural Cant footbed
- Asymmetrical ankle strap
- Hyperflex toe strap
- MG12 magnesium buckles
- Compatible with 3- and 4-hole snowboards
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My name is Erik, I am 16 and have...
My name is Erik, I am 16 and have been on a board since I was 6. Decided this year to hit the slopes with all new gear, and I was hoping to get these bindings. I have two questions: being a size 11 boot (US MENS), what size should i be ordering? and: Will these bindings work with my Burton Descendent 2014 board?
What up Erik!
I would suggest going with the XL so you dont max out the binding straps and make them more prone to breaking. Unfortunately, these bindings will not work with the Burton Descendent since it has The Channel for binding compatibility. These bindings are only compatible with traditional 4 hole and Burton's 3 hole.
Hi, my boyfriend's shoes size is 43, USS...
Hi, my boyfriend's shoes size is 43, USS 10.5, which size should I choose?
Its never fun being in-between sizes but with bindings I pretty much go with the smaller option. In your case I would go with the Large over the Extra Large.
Snow/water/rain/shine, Doin it up
Money Well $pent
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Robert M. below me knows his stuff. I too have had great luck with Drake bindings and their elegantly simple yet solid design and construction. I picked up my first pair of Drake Fifty bindings back in 2007. I loved them dearly. In fact my second pair took me almost two 50-100 day seasons only having to replace a ladder.
This is unheard of for me as I am shorter at 5'9 ish but heavy for my size at nearly 200lbs. Needless to say, my gear takes a pretty brutal beating. The Drake Fifty's were a perfect mid for all around the mtn but could offer some park flex as well. The Reload bindings here are no exception. They just have more tech, better materials and are lighter weight.
I have both the 2012 edition and recently picked up this year's version. Drake added a canted footbed which is really awesome. I've been on the Rome Boss 390's a bunch this year and have really come to appreciate the benefits of a canted footbed. Having had ACL surgery within the last 2 years, my knee is pretty stoked for a little extra support. It isn't a make or break tech for me but I do notice more power in my ollies, less strain on my joints as well as better power transfer in turns.
You will be hard pressed to find more QUALITY and functional tech in one nice little bundle of joy for this price. There are more expensive and advanced bindings out there but make no mistake, these bindings are Legendary.
Drake Reload Snowboard Binding
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This was my first Drake product. I've owned many pairs of bindings, and can honestly say these are my favorite pair. They fit my riding style perfectly, and I'll tell you why!
The flex of these bindings is awesome. The toe and ankle straps are super comfy, and the high back flexes just right. You can really tweak out your grabs and sit down on those blunts and presses! They also provide enough support for jumps so you can really shred everything in these.
Another nice touch is the thick foam pad where the heel of your boot rests. The bottom of the binding is recessed in this area so the only thing between the board and the heel of the boot is cushion! Take those flat landings with ease.
All in all, these bindings rock. The most bang for your buck!