The 2023 Jones Meteorite Snowboard Binding Review
Binding Model: Jones Meteorite
Buy it here:
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Binding Size: Medium
Stance and Angles: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boot Used: K2 Thraxis
Boot Size: 10
Board Used: Telos Mike Ranquet
Rider Weight: 200lbs
Location: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Overcast skies, grapple snow, wet dust on top of crust, firm fast spots to full on braking snow, chop, chunder, and a ton of wind.
Binding Adjustability: Like all Jones bindings these have three options for the base bushings of soft, medium, and hard. There’s twist cams on the toe and heels trap so you can lengthen or shorten them. The heelstrap has the ability to be swapped and flipped to give you more of a soft feel or more of a powerful one with the surf and freeride options The highback has a forward lean adjustment to dial that in as well.
Straps: The heelstrap is new for this year and gives you the option to flip it. I rode it in the surf mode which gives it more play. This strap is a full minimalist design so that your boot provides all the cushion when you flex into it. The toe strap is also new and has one of the best shapes out of what Jones/Now have been doing. It’s very minimal and just locks in around the shape of your boot.
Ratchets: They climbed well and released easily enough. It’s a ratchet and did what you would want it to. Only gripe is either invest fully in one finger quick releases or just get rid of the feature entirely.
Highbacks: The highback is a little lower and wider this gives you a nice platform to drive into. On the outside there’s a tiny wing for when you’re driving a carve. Overall they do their job and are about what you would expect.
Binding Flex: The overall flex comes in right at a middle of the road. This gives you power and precision when you want it but is also playful when you need it. The one thing lacking on this binding is lateral play but you do get a bit more lateral drive due to the Skatetech making it stiffer on the outside of the binding. The straps as I rode them in surf mode had a bit more give.
Ride: The ride is lively to a point which means it will dampen some chatter but if you’re really charging and in lumpy terrain you feel everything. The edge to edge power is there from the Skatetech which is nice and gives you more precision underfoot.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy that does everything.
Personal Thoughts: Nothing has really changed in this binding since I rode it last year other than the toe strap. That strap grips exceptionally well and feels super secure. Otherwise this binding is exactly what you would expect: a highly predictable binding that can do it all.
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would you say these are the same as the pilot from now?
They’re kind of close.