Should they make a come back?
If you are familiar with snowboarding you likely know that
step-in snowboard bindings
exploded onto the snowboard market back in the mid 1990's.
The thought of not strapping in drove this new industry
segment, but the
lack of quality step-in products led to it's early
While most manufacturers focused on convenience,
the knowledgeable consumer demanded a light weight high-performance product. They wanted a soft
boot and full baseplate binding with a highback. The products offered used very stiff boots reinforced
with a metal shank to work with the ski-like bindings. Most were uncomfortable and entry into the
unreliable bindings was often difficult.
While there is a lack of step in snowboard bindings available on the market today
the need is still there. Will they make a come back?
Do you have an opinion?
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Step-in product testing, 1996
Back Country, Colorado