Bent Metal bindings are partly made at Mervin in the USA. You know, that place those great banana boards come from. Here they give each binding that little extra, thanks to high-performance composites that are more environmentally friendly. The Upshot is a soft/medium flexing binding that gives you freedom of movement and a freestyle response thanks to the Urethane highback and Bi-axial Calcium Fiber Drive Plates.
The Urethane highback is made from soft urethane that flexes with your boot for a smooth response for freestyle snowboarding in any terrain. On the back of the highback, the Cube offers a fast and easy forward lean adjustment that incorporates urethane dampening.
Flex control drive plates are built from a number of layers to provide you with the right amount of power and flex. The Logic features a Calcium Bi-Ax Drive Plate that has a medium-soft flex. It is constructed from a top layer EVA foam footbed to provide you with dampening and a fibre reinforced nylon carriage at the bottom. The layers between consist of an ecological top and bottom sheet, two layers of Biax fibreglass and a poly core. This gives the base the soft to medium flex and the necessary response. The Pivot Discs are compatible with 2x4 and The Channel™ mounting patterns. The reduced size increases the true board flex.
Bent Metal bindings feature Light Form ankle straps that are lightweight with a performance core thanks to the Advanced LMEVA foam formula. The Light Form toe straps provide a moulded grip to secure the strap on your boot. They feature a dynamic fit, are very lightweight and give you maximum performance. The Forged Aluminium buckles allow for super smooth entry and release that does not break down.
A small contender on the snowboarding market, Bent Metal have made a name for themselves in the last few years with their patented flex control drive plates. Handcrafted in a zero waste, eco-friendly factory in the US, their focus lies on providing you with the best binding possible. Thanks to their location they can take an idea, turn it into a prototype and take it up on the hill all in one day. That's what we call dedication to the sport!