hey what's up guys Kevin here in this video I want to talk to you guys about how you can find the best pair of bindings to go with your snowboard there's lots of different bindings out there with different features but the thing you want to look at for pairing them with your snowboard is the Flex of the binding so here I've got a soft medium and stiff flex and each one are gonna perform differently and also pair better with different flex snowboards so let's get started with a soft flex binding this one is the union contact and this binding the high-back SCANA flex very easily that even the baseplate will flex and I notice that the straps are pretty soft as well so a binding like this is really going to be best suited with a soft flex snowboard because for a soft flex no board you're gonna be maybe doing some butters and presses and this type of binding will actually allow the board to flex much more naturally because the baseplate will will flex with the board another thing with these softer flex bindings is that they're great for beginners so if you're a new snowboarder a binding like this it'll be cheaper because there's less materials and it's also great for beginners because when you're just learning you're not really putting a lot of force or writing at high speeds so this type of binding will just allow you to learn the beginner steps do it naturally and then when you're ready to start progressing into some intermediate and into some presses and beginner tricks this binding will allow you to do that as well also for people that are lighter softer flex binding is better because just like with snowboards for lighter people they're harder to flex and so if you don't weigh a lot a binding like this is perfect it'll allow you to flex it and it'll just be more fun overall for snowboarding so if that's something that you're looking for check out a softer flex binding like the union contact so next I'll contrast that to a stiff binding like the Union Atlas and stiffer bindings they're definitely gonna give you a lot more control performance the high backs are a lot more difficult to flex the base plates are almost impossible to flex and even the straps are a lot more beefy so if you're into riding at high speeds like carving or maybe doing large jumps or even riding in powder this binding is gonna transfer all your movements into your snowboard very quickly so stiffer flex bindings are great for powder boards and for stiffer boards that are designed for high performance going fast you can imagine that when you're riding at high speeds or hitting large jumps there's a lot less room for error so a binding like this will just it'll have your back it'll transfer all your movements directly to your board and you can imagine riding a board and powder there's gonna be a lot more force on your board so a stiffer flex binding will just back you up and keep you charging through that snow stiffer flex bindings are also great if you are a bigger person so for me I'm six-three a little bit larger than the average rider and so a stiffer flex binding can really handle all that pressure any weight that you put into it so if that's something for you definitely check out a stiffer flex binding and then finally we got the mid flex binding this one is the union force and a mid flexing binding can definitely handle any situation any board for riding in powder high speeds it does give you that stability and it backs you up to a point or if you want to have a softer flex board this will actually still give you some of that looser feeling and be flexible with your snowboard but in general I think it's best with a mid flex board something that you need a bit of performance and a bit of binding to back you up through those high speeds but a board that can also you can get into some presses and butters and be flexible with your board as well but it's definitely more specific to a mid flex snowboard awesome guys so I hope that this will help you find the perfect set of bindings for your snowboard I'll put links to all these bindings in the if you want to check him out also check out some other brands because there are lots of brands that have the full line of soft all the way through to very stiff bindings lots out there to check out I hope you guys find the perfect pair for you thank you guys for watching subscribe to the channel if you haven't already and I'll see you guys in the next video soon

The Best Bindings for your Snowboard

33 thoughts on “The Best Bindings for your Snowboard

  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Great binding tips, but I have to say I loved the shots of you pow slashing on the Orca…on a bluebird day too!!! Hopefully you guys get some of those days down south!!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Hi Kevin, first of all, thanks a lot for all your videos, are great and very helpful. I'm a beginner/intermediate and want to buy my first snowboard, so which snowboard type and Bindings would you recommend to me? I will appreciate your response.
    Regards, Sebastian

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    What size orca do you ride?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    One of the smartest things for a newer rider to do, or somebody that just doesn't want to buy or can afford a lot of equipment, is to get a more medium flexing binding, but one with multiple positions for the ankle strap. Then they can either lower the ankle straps for more mobility/freedom and tweakability, put them in the middle position for a more happy in between, or raise them all the way for more support and response, not to mention using forward lean in accordance with what you're riding and how much response you want with that (heelside turns) as well. Burtons are good for that, but then you don't have as much side to side stance adjustability, at least with their Re:Flex bindings, but then with Union, you never have any multiple positions for your ankle straps, but have really good stance adjustability. There are other brands that will give you both. 👍

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    No bindings, just duct tape your feet to the board

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Burton cartel. Fuck the rest !

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    I've watched quite a few of your videos and didn't know you were 6'3". I'm about the same height and 190 lbs. Good to hear perspective from the taller riders. I'm getting a new setup for next season–stiff board and bindings but sub 160 on the length. Should be a fun experiment.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Come join the Snowboard Pro Tips facebook group 🙂 Lots of discussion there

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    The Mall of vitas were not on this video 🙁

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Aaawww ya fun vid! So helpful

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Are they unión contact pro worth??
    I can t decide between the contact and the contact pro

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Best pair of bindings are definitely not Unions lol. I used to ride Union all the time. They’re not that good these days by comparison. Good for beginners and park/playful riders.
    By a set of Nows and you’ll be so stoked on how much better and more responsive they are.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    I used to ride with Union Force bindings but I've switched to NOW Drive bindings and my riding has improved a lot more. My NOW Drive bindings are more comfortable, my board is more responsive with no heel lift, and they absorb chatter a lot better.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    I'm liking my Flux DS bindings – kind of in the middle in terms of stiffness

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Didn’t know this, I have a really flexy board but very stiff bindings should I get a new pair of binding I’m beginner that can link turns

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Ride ltd. Bought them last season and they are best I had.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Hey man you ever gonna try riding whistler bike park?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Yes! Union Atlas is a beast binding. I paired them up with the K2 Manifest and boy did I have some fun bombing japan powder runs. Excellent quality binding 100% would recommend & can take a beating.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Been waiting for a good "bindings explained" video for years! Thanks for making this!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Kevin looks scary

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Like the new backdrop, keep up the great work.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Thanks Kevin, I will pull the trigger on the Atlas soon. I still laugh at when i met you and you were saying i was husky jajaja. That i might need a stiffer binding.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    i ride that first capita too ahah

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    ITT: a whole lot of Union kool aid

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    The stratas are the worst $280 I ever spent! So stiff that they feel like they’re amputating you with every trick. Union contact are where it’s at. Super soft and feels like you’re not even wearing a binding feels like you’re skateboarding on snow.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    I wish I had known this 10 years ago. When I first learned snowboarding. I got a really flat and stif board with a mid flex bindings. My board was slightly too big for me when I got it but I was 12 yrs old then. I’ve grown into my board and still fit most of my gear now. But I remember having a really hard time learning how to turn and move with my board. I often got caught in powder snow and gained speed quickly and for a beginner speed isn’t the nicest feeling when learning. I also didn’t weigh a lot for my age and height then. I still don’t.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Union Atlas is my choice of binding. Love the medium stiff response for fast riding. Great control and feedback from the binding.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Waiting on you 2019 snowboard videos!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    That sticker though!! lol Great video bro and the new background is great!!!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    My snowboard cost 40 dollars

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    What are the women's equivalent bindings for those?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    I'm looking to get the Orca this year, is a stiff binding a must for this board? Or can I run this board with Burton Cartels or Missions on the Orca?

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