New snowboard bindings like these Manic Snow Suspension Snowboard Bindings, called the Massive Pop 1.0's , are made out of magnesium with titanium springs that actually work like shocks on a mountain bike. These new snowboard bindings will undoubtedly safe your feet when stomping big airs and especially when landing on ice. Manic Snow Suspension Snowboard Bindings feature the SnowKush Technology suspension system that uses titanium springs between magnesium base plates and footbeds. If you want a more or less cushy ride simply use the allen wrench to adjust the springs. Plus, you can fine tune your ride with three different spring strengths.
The best part is the story behind this idea. After founder Carl Lindemann suffered a major heel bruise from boarding he used his experience as a professional motocross racer to figure out a way to add a spring suspension systems to his bindings. The Magnesium he used is 35% lighter than aluminum and 40% stronger. Plus, it absorbs 16 times more shock and is stiffer, giving you more pop when riding. No word on where to buy these yet but Manic is going to be demonstrating at trade shows this 2011. Click the link above.
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January 14, 2011 1:50 PM | Technology