The binding of choice for all terrain destroyers Bode Merrill and Wolle Nyvelt, the Salomon Defender Snowboard Binding effortlessly transitions from forty footers in the park to stacked pillow lines in the backcountry. Its Defender highback strikes an optimal balance between powerful heelside response and lateral mobility desired for dialing in tricks. Most impressive, the flexible ShadowFit baseplate with Kevlar Quickwire allows for unrestricted side to side flex when you're tweaking out grabs and surf slashing through powder. The Kevlar Quickwire adds heelside reinforcement, ensuring powerful energy transfer for turning on a dime. Ultimately, this technology loosens up the binding's side to side feel for taking your tricks to the entire mountain, but without making it unresponsive when you're charging steeper terrain. Providing a more anatomically aligned stance, the Defender is geared toward riders seeking the extra support and cushioning of a canted EVA footbed. Canted footbeds are not only a great way to achieve more tip and tail control especially on rocker boards, but they also reduce knee fatigue when you're riding long hours. Wrapping around your boot for a comfortable fit, the 3D Asym Supreme ankle strap supports without pinching or creating uncomfortable pressure points. The Locked Up toe strap secures over the tip of your boot, pulling it into the heelcup for a more secure fit. Other cool features include a Universal Mounting Disc that works with all major mounting system even Burton's Channel, as well as Salomon's nifty Integrated Mounting System, which keeps your bolts in place when you're switching between setups.