The Now IPO Snowboard Bindings medium flex and powerful lightweight construction promise to deliver an extremely versatile and fun ride experience. Comfortable straps eliminate chatter while the nylon reinforced chassis delivers optimal responsiveness when laying down carves or taking to the air. Skate-Tech blends the natural feel of skateboarding with the snow, making these bindings some of the most intuitive on the market.Flex: Flex Rating – 6 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)Baseplate: Hanger 1.0 Nylon Reinforced with 30% Fiberglass – I-Beam wall sections are both rigid and light. Baseless design allows for uninterpreted board flex. Transfers energy to the boards edges. 4X4 Disc – 50% GF Nylon. Post – 50% GF Nylon. Channel Compatable – Sold SeparatelyHighback: Freewing Highback – This highback has a higher medial side to follow leg angles, with a lateral hook for added support. It is pre-rotated laterally 10 degrees, and 15 mm higher than the original Flex Hinge. Dampens chatter and eliminates calf-bite. Flex Rating – 5 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)Straps: SIEVA Ankle Straps – SIEVA stands for single-injected EVA, which makes up the body of the strap. This eliminates stitching and reduces glueing to less than 1% of the strap area. A nylon webbing that is strong, durable, and flexible is inserted into the body of the strap at one end and sealed by a micro-injected logo.Buckles: Buckles 2.0 – NOWs Buckles 2.0 have been redesigned with stronger levers and upgraded springs. These new buckles can take more abuse than ever and offers durability and peace of mind.Additional Features: Skate Tech – Inspired by how easily and efficiently a skateboard turns, major components of Nows system mimic both the function and description of skateboard trucks. The Hanger powerfully transfers energy input from the straps to the bushings and onto the edges of your board. The Kingpin acts as a fulcrum, magnifying this energy through leverage. Traditional bindings diminish energy transfer by the flexing and bending of their baseplate, forcing you to crank your straps down harder, ride with more forward lean, or run taller and stiffer highbacks. This all leads to more foot fatigue and pain. NOW Bindings bypass the middle of the snowboard and direct your energy right onto the boards edges. They simply transfer more power to the board with less work, meaning your feet will stay more relaxed and comfortable, longer.