2013/14 Snowboard Binding Trends At A Glance

We caught up with the industry’s top binding designers for a candid look at the trends, forecasts, and fanfare shaping next year’s lines:

1. Relentless Refinement—Consider this the year of incremental improvements.  Brands are reducing the footprint of baseplates, expanding canting options, and refining their straps.  The objectives: decrease weight, improve comfort, and enhance board feel.

2. Focus on the Flex—Highback flex and support are also enjoying greater attention as brands turn to new materials and construction techniques to drive innovation.

apo

APO

Bent Metal

Burton

Flow

Flux

Gnu

Head

K2

M3

Nikita

NITRO

NOW

Ride

Rome

Rossignol

Roxy

Salomon

Switchback

Union