Whether you spend the majority of your time lapping the park, or just prefer a touch more forgiveness during your all-terrain endeavors, the following collection of men’s freestyle bindings proved to be the cream of the crop for the 2018-2019 season. From all-new offerings that feature industry-first innovations, to high-end originators that continue to set the standard, there’s sure to be a binding here that will suit your freestyle-centric riding style.
The Strata may be Union’s new kid on the block, but it quickly proved itself as a binding fit for even the most seasoned pro. Featuring Union’s all-new, innovative Vaporlite Fused Bushing System, the Strata elicits maximum board feel and unrivaled dampening properties that have to be experience to be believed.
With it’s rubber-like construction throughout, Arbor’s Hemlock might just be the most flexible binding on the market. Combined with an asymmetrical highback and Arbor’s signature System X Baseplate, the Hemlock proves to be the binding of choice on days when you feel like jibbing every object in your path, or scouring for every last sidehit.
K2 Formula C
Stiff and responsive, K2’s Formula C has an appetite for aggressive park riding and all-mountain proficiency. With energy-transferring carbon fiber in the chassis and a highback equally stiff edge-to-edge and laterally, it’s the ideal option for railing hard turns in an out of the park.
Long praised by Burton team riders and unknown local rippers alike, the Malavita’s well thought-out design prioritizes comfort and performance, and the versatile medium flex makes it fully capable in any terrain. Whether it’s laidback park laps or hard-charging freeriding, the Malavita is equipped to adapt and destroy.
Bent Metal Logic
With its ergonomically cupped highback that wraps around the back of your boot, providing a secure feel countered by a soft flex—the Logic is the ultimate option for tweakability. Ti cap it off, Artwork by Sean Genovese is the finishing touch on what our testers found to be the ultimate in no-nonsense snowboard attachment.