If there’s one thing that is undeniable about the engineers at Bent Metal, it’s that they think outside the box. The Logic has some really cool innovations that make for a binding that is both flexible and responsive, and feels great in just about all conditions. The most apparent innovation is the Flex Control Drive Plate baseplate and footbed layering system, constructed with the same material matrix as a snowboard, so testers felt a similar, familiar underfoot flex from their bindings. The Logic’s drive plate flex is soft and playful yet responsive. Power is transferred from the toe and heel edge without feeling any dead spots or losing energy transfer.
Testers were fans of the highback’s forward-lean adjustment, which utilizes a urethane cube that can be turned to any degree for a completely customized lean angle. The highback itself has lots of lateral flex, but when it came time to crank down the leverage on heelside turns, it was right there to support deep digging. The buckles are as snappy as a new skate deck, and the tool-less adjustment of the straps was easy to use, even with gloves on. Both the ankle and toe straps were comfortable and testers felt no pinch points, although more ankle strap cushion wouldn’t hurt. The Logic provided a comfortable ride all day long. The idea that there’s always a better way to do something in the binding world is proven in Bent Metal’s new binding lineup. It’s lab rat meets park rat in the best possible way.