Out of the box, this lightweight model took a bit of tinkering to initially dial in, but once set up was geared for lengthy days of hard-charging. Constructed with cushy Nitro Air dampening and three-degree canted foot beds, testers found support and comfort needed to meet those demands and appreciated the low-profile toe straps constructed of sturdy Vibram rubber. Suited for the advanced rider who demands a lot of her equipment, these stiff bindings deliver an optimal level of response by way of the women’s specific asymmetrical highbacks. For girls looking for the pinnacle of performance, the Ivy is worth getting wrapped up in.
Binding Features & Details
- Stealth AIR base frame
- Asym women’s highback
- 3-degree canted footbed
- Vibram ÜBERGRIP toe straps
- MSRP $270.00
Rad: A stiff and responsive binding for hard-chargers.
Bad: Takes some tinkering and patience to initially dial in the fit.
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