Hello and welcome to my list of the best snowboard bindings for men for the 2015/16 season.
Criteria for this List?
It is a bit broad to just give a list of generally the best snowboard bindings since different bindings are made for different purposes – freestyle, all-mountain, etc.
So this list will list the # 1 binding for each of 4 different categories as follows.
- Men’s Freestyle
- Men’s All Mountain
- Men’s Freeride
- Men’s Beginner
O.k. let’s get on with the list!
Men’s #1 Freestyle Bindings
Bindings: Union Contact Pro
Smart rating score: 90/100
The #1 spot for men’s freestyle bindings goes to Union’s Contact Pro bindings.
It was up against some stiff (well technically soft to medium-soft!) competition but came out on top. Check out how the Contact Pros beat out the competition in my top 5 Freestyle Bindings of 2015 list here.
With superior shock absorption, super butterability and a perfectly balanced medium-soft flex, the contact pro’s have everything you want in a freestyle binding.
On top of that they perform well pretty much everywhere else you want to go on the mountain – as an extra bonus!
Check out the video for more
Men’s #1 All Mountain Bindings
Bindings: Burton Genesis
Smart rating score: 88/100
The top all-mountain bindings for 2015/16 are Burton’s Genesis Bindings.
You can see how the Genesis beat the competition in my Top 5 All-Mountain Bindings of 2015 list.
Burton’s Genesis bindings come about as close as bindings can to being great at everything. They have no major obvious weaknesses. And as all mountain bindings are designed for, but often fail to deliver on, they can do pretty much anything and everything that you imagination desires.
Butterability, shock absorption, adjustatability, comfort, great boot support and responsiveness are all delivered up in a nice medium flex that won’t leave you wanting in the park, on the groomers or in the backcountry.
Check out more on the Genesis in the video below
Men’s #1 Freeride Bindings
Bindings: Burton Diode
Smart rating score: 93/100
My choice for the #1 freeride binding for the 2015/16 season is the Burton Diodes.
If you’re looking for that binding that can take you screaming down the mountain, slicing through the powder, weaving through the trees and bombing down the chutes, then you won’t be disappointed doing it strapped into the Burton Diodes.
With their superior responsiveness, insane boot support and a super light futuristic feel, the Diodes are everything you want in a free-ride binding.
Check out how the Diodes blew away the competition in my list of the top 5 Freeride Bindings.
Learn more about the Diodes in the video below
Men’s #1 Beginner Bindings
Bindings: Burton Custom
Smart rating score: 88/100
And finally the #1 men’s bindings for beginners for the 2015/16 season are Burton’s Custom bindings.
There was no bias in deciding on the top bindings for this list, it’s just the way it turned out. So Burton must be doing something right when it comes to bindings.
The Customs have all the perfect specs for the beginner to maximize enjoyment and progression for the rider that’s just starting or just a couple of seasons into their snowboarding life.
Adding to the perfect specs in all the right places for beginners, they’re also really reasonably priced.
Check out my list of the top 5 men’s beginner bindings to see more options.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Customs
Thanks for Reading
So there’s my list of the best snowboard bindings for the 2015/16 season. Check out the links to the top 5’s for each different style of binding for more options.
What do you think of the list? Any bindings you think don’t belong? Any bindings you can think of that deserved to get a top spot in any of the categories? Let me know by leaving a comment in the comments section below.
Related: Top Women’s Bindings