Snowboarding has certainly shaken up the world of winter sports and it has in fact perhaps given avid skiers something to think about that is sure to be less than pleasing to them. The debate on snowboarding versus skiing can get pretty hot though each type has its own merits. It is only in clothing that snowboarders have a distinct advantage over the skiers and the same is the case with their footwear. And, what’s more, it is really the quality of snowboarding bindings that allow snowboarders to wear fancier boots.
An Important Feature Of Snowboarding Bindings
Snowboarding bindings are a very important feature of snowboarding and they also dictate what kind of boots the snowboarder will be able to use for best performance. Snowboarding bindings are also available in different kinds and each is designed to provide the best and tightest fit as far as holding the boots firmly in place goes. The right kind of snowboarding bindings will help ensure that the snowboarder can transfer their weight more efficiently and achieve better results during their snowboarding routines.
The simplest option in regard to picking your snowboarding bindings is to use the strap-in type that is designed to provide technical excellence. Two straps are used to hold the foot firmly on the snowboard with one strap going across from the toe area while the other goes across the ankles. You can ratchet the snowboarding bindings to ensure a tighter fit and this in turn will improve a snowboarder’s control over their snowboards.
The only trouble with strap-in snowboarding bindings is that it takes time to put them on and the whole exercise is also less than comfortable. The step-in snowboarding bindings are a better option as they reduce the inconvenience experienced when trying to put on the strap-in bindings. The step-in binding works much like clipless pedals that are used on cycles and these snowboarding bindings are also better suited for use by beginners and they also lend them well for use by rental companies. The only trouble is that the snowboarder does not enjoy the same amount of response as is given by the strap-in bindings.
It might therefore be better to use rear-entry snowboarding bindings that combine the best of strap-in and step-in bindings.
Women’s snowboard bindings can be categorized as high performance, performance and recreational bindings. The good news for lady snowboarders is that they no longer have to depend on using men’s snowboard bindings because there are so many good bindings available that have been designed for lady’s feet that they can now look forward to more pleasurable snowboarding.