Jones' Apollo has two faces. The stiff bindings are made for freeriders like Jeremy Jones: unmatched edge control, response and comfort. However, you can ride them in two different modes: Surf mode offers maximum tweak-ability, Freeride mode offers maximum response.
The stiff Asym Carbon / Flax Highback is made with ultra-damp Flax fibres for ECO-performance and 3K carbon fiber for lightweight response. The asymmetrical shape follows leg angles. The highback is 5° pre-rotated and forward lean is adjustable easily.
The Apollo scores with NOW Skate Tech. The “Hanger” acts as a lever that transfers energy input from the straps to the “Bushings” and onto the board edges. The “Kingpin” acts as the fulcrum for the “Hanger” and magnifies the energy transfer through leverage. Traditional bindings lose energy when the baseplate flexes and bends unevenly. The energy loss forces you to crank your straps tighter and ride with more forward lean to gain the same control. Uneven pressure and tight straps lead to more foot fatigue and pain. By evenly pivoting over the “Post”, the middle of your board flexes more uniformly and your energy inputs are focused directly on your edge. Your feet stay more relaxed and more comfortable because the bindings transfer power to the board with less work.
The Flip-It Strap allows you to interchange the ankle straps between the left and right binding to create custom response. Ride with the ankle straps in Freeride mode for more lateral support and board response or flip the straps into Surf Mode for solid heel support, but more ankle flexibility for getting loose.
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