Ride Snowboards Men's Delta Movement Snowboard Binding (Fall 07):
Developed for flex and mobility, Ride's Delta MVMNT remains a prime pick for the most progressive freestyle riders. While other snowboard bindings load up on flash and features, the Delta MVMNT takes a minimalist approach with a lean and clean profile thats surprisingly flexible. The concept behind the design is to remove everything that you don't need. That said, the Delta MVMNT doesn't leave you wanting for more. It features Ride's Movement (MVMNT) Chassis System, a durable design made from lightweight aluminum for outstanding response that adds mobility in all directions. The chassis sidewalls ride a bit higher than most snowboard binding designs, creating better leverage and adding more flex along the baseplate. Ride cored the chassis to the deck for freestyle-oriented versatility. The Delta MVMNT also features Ride's FlexLite Highback, a lighter design than the PowerFlex and Comfortback Highbacks found on other Ride bindings. The FlexLite uses an ergonomic shape that provides excellent support where you need it and minimizes material where you don't, so the weight savings is significant. The FlexLite Highback also has a Tri-Pillar design that offers side-to-side flex for enhanced mobility that's essential in hardcore freestyle applications. Paired with Ride's Mobility System straps and Mobility Ankle Pad, the Delta effectively fits your feet without suffering from any uncomfortable shortfalls in padding. A convertible toe up front lets you tweak the fit over the top of your boot or across the toe. This season Ride refined the Delta MVMNT straps with new UltraLite Quick-Draw Ratchets for easy closure and customizable adjustments. We think the new graphics are pretty spiffy too, but if you like a little more freestyle flash, check out Ride's Beta MVMNT snowboard binding.