Manic Suspension Snowboard Binding

New California company Manic has developed the world’s first true suspension snowboard binding. Made out of magnesium with titanium springs, the bindings are light and strong. Called the Massive Pop 1.0, the suspension snowboard bindings allow you to ride chatter and jolt free.

The patented SnowKush Technology suspension system uses titanium springs between magnesium base plates and footbeds. By simply using an allen wrench, you can adjust the springs for as firm or cushy a ride as you want. Three different spring strengths are available depending on your weight and the type of riding you do.

Everything you ride such as cars, motorcycles, and bikes have suspension so why not snowboard bindings? Suspension is there to improve handling, comfort and safety. On a snowboard, the system eliminates chatter, giving you a better feel for your board and the terrain. The bindings also absorb shock from major air landings reducing the chance of injury. The springs help to provide lift and virtually eliminate heel and toe drag. That added lift gives you leverage and torque which means you can pull the same cool moves with less effort.

Manic got its start in a backyard motocross shop after founder Carl Lindemann suffered a major heel bruise and couldn’t stand riding on normal snowboard bindings. He used his experience as a professional motocross racer to figure out a way to add a spring suspension systems to his bindings.

Magnesium is 35% lighter than aluminum and 40% stronger. It also absorbs 16 times more shock and is stiffer, giving you more pop when riding. Both the titanium springs and magnesium plates are 100% recyclable.

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  1. Wow …

    Thoes semm really cool. They look like a similar system that they are using on the Olympic slalom boards. Reduces vibration and stiffness on the board in sharp turns witch result in better contrôl and speed …

    Would Loooove to give them a try!

  2. Hi David! I will have to check out what they are using on the Olympic slalom boards. They are pretty cool- I am hoping Manic will have some demo days in the not too distant future. Maybe you can come to Tahoe to try them out! 🙂

  3. I saw these guys up at NorthStar in Tahoe a couple weeks back. They were hittin some pretty nice 540s and takin some nice drops. Actually got to see that sick green color up close talking to one of their riders while waiting to drop into the pipe. Have I ridden them? No. Do I want to? “Hell yea!” To get that extra pop and soften a landing just might be worth the 300 bills I hear they will retail for. If you would’ve saw those dudes they seemed to be getting something extra outta those bindings or they were just some bad ass riders.

  4. Hi Toby!

    Cool that you got to see some in action! And sounds like they are actually delivering the ride they say they will. Awesome. Thanks for letting us know!

    i’ve been riding on a set from PolrDesigns
    for 10 years!
    they were put to market by Robert Caputo.
    he sold them first as snowboard bindings then later came up with a new design and you could use them on snowboards or wakeboards.

  6. Hi Tom. Interesting! Are they still on the market today? I would love to check them out. PolrDesigns website doesn’t seem to work anymore. Thanks for the post. Amy

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