Two years ago, Now blew away the industry by adding a pivot point on the sides of a traditional strap binding – similar to the pivot of a skate truck. The point added leverage to toe and heel edges, dampened the ride, increased power, and created a floatier feel. This year's version is beefed up for strength in freeriding and firm conditions. [$300; now-snowboarding.com]
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