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If you liked the way the Fame binding rode, you will love the AL-8. The A-Series Aluminum Chassis provides the reactive flex and power transfer of aluminum with less rigidity than previous designs. The TPU basepad damps out high-speed vibrations. The Three-Piece Ankle Strap combines foam and two different density plastics for comfort, durability, and performance. The AL-8 comes with a pair of aluminum mount discs and a pair of composite mount discs for versatility; use the aluminum disc for precision and control or the composite disc for a softer more playful feeling. The canted footbed aligns your joints with a 2.5 degree angle while providing more leverage over the tip and tail of your board. Integrated rubber pods make for an even smoother ride. The AL-8 is designed for customers seeking all-mountain performance and the precise feel of aluminum.
A-Series Chassis is built with a forged aluminum heel-cup (all new construction) bonded with a new stamped aluminum tray.
This is for the customer that prefers the precise feel of aluminum (current Ride binding customers).
— Optimized feel of aluminum
— Less heavy hardware/overlapping metal that makes the bindings stiff
— Ability for more torsional roll in the heel
— Eliminates slipping heelcups
The A-Series Chassis provides the reactive flex and power transfer of aluminum underfoot. The extruded aluminum heel-cup provides ultimate toe heel response. The A-Series Chassis was designed to be less rigid that previous designs allowing the aluminum to flex more under the rider’s weight allowing for a much more reactive ride. Because the Chassis is 100% aluminum, it is narrower than nylon or plastic chassis allowing the board to flex more freely from tip to tail.
An ultra-light footbed that uses subtle angles to align the ankles and knees to a more natural and comfortable position. The angle also gives leverage to press the board for huge pop, without affecting your preferred stance width. Urethane pods are bonded to the footbed under the heels and forefront of the riders foot. These pods absorb high speed vibrations for a smoother ride as well as smooth out larger impacts from flat landings.
A urethane base pad that sits under the binding and wraps up the side. The urethane provides ultimate damping properties underfoot, and support as it wraps up the side of the binding increasing response as the riders drives their weight into turns.
Traditional Highback material that offers a predictable mix of response and comfort.
Designed to provide ultimate comfort the three piece strap has a rigid plastic piece to provide the response of the binding. This is paired with another urethane piece that assures the strap is comfortable and stays in place over your boot. Finally there is a small amount of padding that compresses without bunching up to assure a tight fit for riders who like to ride their straps super tight.
The minimalist toe strap with overmold is the same base strap as the minimalist toe strap with the addition of an overmolded layer of urethane that assures the strap stays in place over the riders desired position over the boot.
Designed to improve ladder durability and eliminate ratchet wag, resulting in a smoother user experience with the same hold you expect.
The Aluminum disc is more rigid than the plastic disc. This disc is suited for the rider demanding precision in their binding.
The plastic disc offers more lateral flex than aluminum for the rider that is focused on comfort and flex over hard charging performance