Made for Especially for snowboard enthusiasts, we have developed an essential binding offering very good support for discovering the sport and progressing. This traditional snowboard binding offers very good support thanks to its 3D strap. The cap strap on the toes makes it more comfortable, and it reacts well thanks to its rigid highback.
The Illusion 400 binding is a traditional snowboard binding to go anywhere: piste, off-piste and even snow parks, because it has a short yet stiff highback, giving good rear support for backside tricks as well as ankle mobility during spins.
Turn Strap System: the strap is mounted onto a hinge, which allows it to turn inwards when you lift your foot. When entering, the space is then free to insert the boot into the binding without it getting caught. This also prevents the boot from crushing the strap and hooks.
The factory settings suit most people. But you can also adjust it as you see fit:
- the position of the highback (front/rear/side) by moving the position of the screws that hold the highback - the length of the gas pedal, particularly useful for large feet
What is the stance on the snowboard?
The stance is the distance between the 2 bindings in cm.
To be adapted to your body shape, but it is worth noting that all snowboards have a recommended position for bindings (recommended stance, indicated by a marker between the inserts of the bindings).
If you feel the need to spread or position your feet closer together on the board, try it to see if you do actually feel better.
How can I change the space between my feet on the board?
For piste - off-piste boards, when bringing the feet closer together, it is preferable to move the front binding back and, when moving the feet apart, it is preferable to move the rear binding back. The aim is to be a little further back to turn cleanly on the slope and float a little more on powder.
For freestyle boards (symmetrical), move the 2 bindings to remain on the centre of the board.
At what angle should I position my snowboard bindings?
For on-piste freeride use, we recommend an angle of +18° at the front and 0° at the rear. For multipurpose freestyle use, a +18° and -6° angle is better. An open rear foot gives more flexibility when riding switch.
For pure freestyle use, you can choose entirely symmetric angles, e.g. +15° and -15°.
Binding angles are very much a matter of personal choice. Feel free to see what others are doing and try out different options. You may be pleasantly surprised!
Don't forget to centre your boot on your board!
Disc bindings with 4 screws generally offer several possible positions.
This setting is used to centre the boot on the snowboard and prevent the foot from protruding too far, otherwise you are guaranteed to fall. The boot must therefore protrude from the board by an equal amount on both sides. The disc can also be rotated through 90° to alter stance width in relation to the width set by the inserts. In this case, lateral centring is no longer possible.
What's the right size snowboard binding for me?
For illusion 400 bindings, we recommend: M = 36 to 42 / L = 42 to 47.
But just like you use your own foot when trying a boot, we strongly recommend that you try the bindings with your own snowboard boots, because a same boot size can have a different volume depending on the brand.
Before each trip, tighten all the binding screws. Storing for the summer: you can leave your bindings on the snowboard.