The binding of choice for the creative urban exploits of Nic Suave and the backcountry riding of Devun Walsh, the Now IPO Snowboard Binding strikes the sweet spot between full-throttle responsiveness and freestyle mobility. It's a mid-flexing binding designed for ripping anything the mountain throws your way, thanks to its pivoting Skate Tech and Hanger 1.0 base. Its 30% fiberglass blend delivers stability and response for riding at higher speeds, yet it's not overly stiff when you're perfecting your jib and park skills. Now's Skate Tech features a Hanger 1.0 base connected to a hinged Kingpin at its center. The hinge acts like a fulcrum, allowing you to rock the binding back and forth with a subtle amount of play, much like you'd experience when turning on a skateboard truck. Instead of transferring all your energy into turning on a rigid baseplate, the slight rocking motion seamlessly transmits rider inputs into precise turns with powerful edge hold. Another benefit, this technology reduces vibration and shock underfoot, courtesy of its medium-density (45 shore) bushings sitting directly under the Hanger, where the binding touches the board. New for this season, the Freewing highback is 15-millimeters higher than the previous Flex Hinge highback for powerful support when you're powering into heelside turns. Sieve ankle straps feature single-injected EVA construction for a solid, boot-conforming fit. 3-D minimal toe straps grab the front of your boot, pulling it back into the heelcup for a better overall fit and greater response. New tool-less adjustable straps give you the option to fine-tune the strap length when you're riding, all without requiring a screwdriver or multi-tool.