The Curated Take
The Ride A-8 is a perfect do-it-all binding for the aggressive rider. They are lightweight, thanks to the cutouts in the high back and the aluminum series chassis that is so popular from Ride. I have ridden the aluminum series from Ride multiple times over the past decade. I am always impressed by their low weight and highly adjustable platform. My shoe size is 10.5, which puts me in the M/L category. The adjustable chassis allows me to get the binding length just perfect:) The A-8 binding is built stiff (8/10), so it really helps to lock in heel edges. I find it to be a very poppy binding in the park, hard-charging on the groomers, and ready for whatever in the backcountry. Ride also does a great job with the canted footbeds to help reduce fatigue on Knees and MCLs. I really like the way that Ride builds their ankle straps to be reversible. The ability to flip it and make it stiff, or flip it and make it soft, is a really nice touch. It points out how Ride actually pays attention to its end user and wants to create features that help push the industry forward. The A-8 is lightweight, stiff, comfortable, adjustable, and ready for whatever. I would highly recommend this binding to anyone who wants a little more out of their current setup.
- A lightweight binding that is also responsive.
- Great for aggressive riders who want something on the stiffer side.
- Good adjustability for different feet/boot shapes and sizes.
- I wish Ride made an orange or red color.
- High backs could use a little more padding.
The Ride A-8 Snowboard Bindings are the perfect choice for advanced riders seeking all-mountain performance. These bindings are designed to be precise and aggressive, providing the rider with maximum control and power transfer. The Reversible Ankle Strap allows for two riding positions, giving you the flexibility to choose between a more aggressive feel or increased lateral movement. The A-Series aluminum chassis provides reactive flex while reducing rigidity compared to previous designs. The cored nylon highback reduces weight while still delivering a responsive ride, and the canted footbed aligns your joints with a 2.5 degree angle for improved leverage over your board's tip and tail.
- Reversible Ankle Strap provides two riding positions.
- A-Series aluminum chassis delivers reactive flex with less rigidity.
- Cored nylon highback reduces weight while maintaining responsiveness.
- Canted footbed aligns joints at 2.5 degree angle for improved leverage.
- Integrated rubber PODS provide smoother ride.