Since unveiling the Underbite outline 3 years ago, the YES Basic has racked up every magazine award available. Incredibly easy to ride for those that want to cruise, yet responsive and stable enough for the likes of Benji Ritchie to reach for the Basic as his go-to deck.
UnderBite 101 - By stepping the outline in under the bindings (rather than out), UnderBite disrupts the surface area that has contact with the snow while the board is on edge. Without any extra rider effort, this disruption effectively increases edge pressure on the areas where you need it most, helping to initiate and hold your turn. The effect is stable edge control and a very confident, enhanced arc in your turn with no drag.
Volkl Fastec Utopia
Volkl Fastec Utopia 2015 snowboard binding
The perfect snowboard binding on all terrains
The key element of the Fastec Utopia binding is its top-of-the-range baseplate, made from soft, flexible plastic which adapts to your board’s flex.
Combined with the medium-soft flex of the asymmetric highback, these bindings are a little more forgiving than their aluminum counterparts. This is good news for freestylers and all-mountain riders, who appreciate the comfort of the Fastec system with its tool-free forward lean and strap adjustments. The fully dampened footbed and EVA highback pad guarantee softened landings even in icy parks. The Völkl Fastec Utopia is a great choice for anyone looking for an accommodating and comfortable binding.
Size guide Size M: 38 2/3 to 44 (24-28 cm) Size L: 42 2/3 to 46 2/3 (27-30 cm) Size XL: 45 1/3 to 49 1/3 (29-32 cm)