The Hemlock is perfect for park laps, urban assaults, and all–skill–level resort shredding. Our exclusive X–Drive Baseplate transfers rider input to a snowboard so effectively that Arbor was able to create a softer freestyle, all–mountain design that delivers surprisingly responsive performance and comfort.
The Cypress is a freeride design for riders who like their lines a l ittle more rowdy and their playgrounds bigger. We’ve created a powerful binding by stiffening our exclusive X–Drive Baseplate with double the fiberglass; adding a l ighter, stiffer and more laterally supportive highback; and beefing up the outsole. That translates into high-speed, big–mountain performance.
We designed our new baseplate to enhance the link between a rider and their snowboard, while reducing the impact that bindings have on the board’s flex. We do this with three technologies: X–DRIVE, OUTSOLE, and ORGANIC FLEX.
X–Drive is a baseplate design that enhances performance by more efficiently transferring and evenly distributing rider input to a snowboard. No matter where pressure is applied to the binding, the X–Drive allocates energy across the baseplates structural X shape and out to the four contact points. The result is quicker, more effective control.
A dampening interface made from a special TPE Rubber. The Outsole integrates with the X–Drive design, and sits between the binding and a rider’s snowboard. The Outsole diffuses high–frequency chatter, while providing rebound and cushion for high–impact landings.
The X–Drive design reduces the binding footprint, putting less material in contact with the snowboard in order to allow board flex underfoot to be more organic and true to spec.
2xD FOOTBEDS – (Cypress)
The Cypress Binding features a dual–density footbed design that provides impact absorption, comfort, durability, and improved feel.
WIRE-CORE ADJUSTER STRAP
Our patented “Wire–Core” adjuster strap allows the ankle strap to drop out of the way, quickly and easily, making getting into the binding much more user–friendly. The stainless steel wire also ensures that no matter how many times a rider bends their strap, it will never stretch out or break.
Low–mounted highbacks that allow a rider’s boot to slide in clean, with 5º pre–rotation to provide a more ergonomic feel and freedom of movement.
ADJUSTABLE ALUMINUM HEELCUPS
Highly durable extruded aluminum; designed to work with the 2×4 mini–disc for the amazing adjustability. Use the highback to center the foot and the disk to fine-tune your stance width. Lifetime warranty.
Mini Disc’s require less surface area and along with the X–Drive help provide a more organic snowboard flex underfoot. Channel compatible.
CAST ALUMINUM BUCKLES & LEVERS
Reliable and durable.