Nidecker Supermatic Binding Review 2024 | What's Good?

Nidecker Supermatic Binding Video Review 2024

"It's super easy, super convenient, and super comfortable."

Nidecker Supermatic Binding Basics

The Nidecker Supermatic is the first universal, dual-entry, automatic binding. It uses a triggered highback called Drop In tech: Just push your foot in through the back and step down on the heel pedal to automatically engage the binding. That’s it—you’re ready to shred. A simple release lever makes exiting just as quick and easy. The straps are the same comfy AuxTech design found on Niedecker’s traditional high-end bindings. Adjust them once, then lock them in place using the Locking Slap Ratchets to enjoy a perfect fit every time.
The baseplate is constructed from bulletproof glass-filled-nylon, with a Slip-N-Grip plate that helps your toe glide in over the pad to make entry even easier. Likewise, the roller on the heelcup makes for buttery smooth operation of the highback trigger. The nylon Asym Hadron highback has a responsive flex and an integrated forward lean adjuster for full customization.

Nidecker Supermatic Binding Tech Details

Sizes Men M = US 5 - 8, L = US 8.5 - 10.5, XL = US 11 -13
Sizes Women M = US 6.5 - 9.5, L = US 10+
Binding Mount Pattern 2x4, 4x4, Channel
Flex Rating 6 to 8 (Medium - Aggressive)
Buckles Locking Strap Ratchets (LSR) – Locking Slap Ratchet buckles lock down to set preferred tightness. Or use them like regular buckles.
Footbed  2.5° Canting 
Highback Asym Hadron-Hiback – Lightweight nylon hiback with asymmetrical contour to perfectly fit asymmetrical boot cuffs.

 

Who is the Nidecker Supermatic Binding Best For?

This binding is for anyone looking for a high-performance step-in binding. It is currently the only option available that will work with any boot on the market. The Supermatic is a perfect binding for the rider who wants comfort and quality and appreciates convenience.  

Nidecker Supermatic Binding Test Notes

"This binding has Nidecker's new Supermatic system, which makes it different from your traditional binding. A little more tech and adjustments are needed when setting it up. But once it is set up, you can set it and forget it. It's super comfortable. And these straps, with their unique design, are super supportive around the foot. Setting and adjusting for your foot size is simple. Once you adjust the straps, you're good to go first. First impressions: light, comfortable, super supportive and really comfortable. Stepping in and out of the drop-in system is easy. Even though this is a hybrid binding, you aren't compromising on any of the support and stability of your regular binding. It has as much support and performance as any other binding in the market. The binding sits in a medium flex area, so it's playful and fun for all levels of riding. This is a perfect binding, for the rider who doesn't want to sacrifice the support and quality of a binding but wants a little more convenience. It's super easy, super convenient, and super comfortable."—Harrison Gray

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable
  • Compatible with any boot

Cons

  • Higher Price
  • Slightly Heavier

What makes the Supermatic different from other step-in bindings?

The biggest difference is that it's universally compatible with all boots on the market. So, not only are you benefiting from using boots you're already comfortable in. But also how the binding secures your foot feels like a strap binding because it is a traditional strap binding with most of the tech built into the triggered Drop-In tech folding high back. If you're concerned about how other step-in options may feel different, have no concerns with the Supermatic. As it feels like a high performance strap-in binding. 

Harrison Gray

Living in Whistler, BC. Harrison is a former Canadian National Halfpipe Team rider. He's been riding for most of his life and shreds everything on the mountain. Pow in the morning, park in the afternoon, and side hits all day.

Ideal board length: 155 cm

Boot size: 7.5

Weight: 147 lbs

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Disclaimer

This review was independently written and the views are that of the author.

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