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The Best Women’s Snowboard Bindings of 2013

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Ride DVa Snowboard Park Bindngs

BEST FOR: PARK

Our testers raved about the great energy transfer the DVa delivered, making it perfect for boards with lots of torsional flex like the Gnu. Credit the silicone-like straps, which mold to the boot for a flush, ultrasnug hold. Aluminum in the baseplate and heel cup made one tester exclaim that they were “the most durable women’s bindings I’ve ridden.”

Burton Escapade All Mountain Snowboard Bindings

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BEST FOR: ALL MOUNTAIN

Although Olympian Hannah Teter rocks the Escapade in the park, our all-mountain testers found it rigid enough to rail high-speed carves on groomers and soft enough to surf knee-deep powder. A new design from Burton has an internal mesh highback sitting a quarter-inch in front of the hard plastic highback, which lent support to hop-turns on steeps.

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