The Best Snowboard Bindings
Our favorite snowboard binding is the Now O-Drive. This binding’s unique design takes some cues from a skateboard truck, and pivots on a kingpin to deliver pressure only on the outside edge. It ranks 10-out-of-10 on stiffness and offers precise control of your board. However, it is expensive. If you want something more affordable, we also like the solid all-around performance of the Union Pro.
We put snowboard bindings to the test over the 2016-2017 winter by riding at premier resorts around the west: Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Mammoth Mountain, California. We also took these for some trial side country runs to get a feel for performance beyond lift-serviced terrain.