2019 Universe

The Universe is fully maxed out with the lightweight and sturdy AERON Base, Wrapback Highbacks for unparalleled board feel and control, and the Eames Straps for a deluxe level of comfort and power. A great all around binding, the Universe is ready to take on a whole galaxy of shred.

Flexible Responsive

Jibs

Freestyle

All Mtn / Freeride

Sizing

What others say...

Martin

Nice Binding, very supportive very easy to adjust "on the fly" Modular design makes them very customiseable

Mel

Good Responsive! Ride easy adjustable. perfect.

James

A soft and easily adjustable binding. Perfect for park and piste!

Ingo De Temple

I’m blown away! They both look better in real life and the whole new system, it’s awesome! So good and feels so solid at the same time! Every lock feels more secure also than on my old ones. These are the bomb! Can’t wait to try them out! And yes, you can get any stance you want in them also by using the two closest inserts, perfect! (unlike Burton Re:flex with no adjustments at all) But wow, well done guys, these binders are killer!

Charlie Bulbrook

I love these! They are lighter and stronger than their predecessors and even more responsive. What a great idea being able to adjust the size of the binding with some less obvious benefits being that if you change your boots they may come up bigger or smaller, it is much more versatile for shops to stock and resale value will be boosted as you don't limit your market to only those with the same size feet as you. Go grab a pair you won't regret it

Ryan

Been rocking switchbacks for years and the new adjustability will make even better for my friends with wild boot sizes. Ps. If you haven't removed your highbacks on a pow day, yer missing out.

Ryan

I've been a die hard Union rider for quite a few years but I decided I got sick and tired of setting up bindings for a certain board only to reset them again when I wanted to use them on another board. I was looking for that set and forget style binding like Old Skool Burton's. I found out about Switchback from a friend and ended up buying a pair when he suggested them. Best choice I ever made too! Switchback is unlike any binding you've tried before. Being Modular you can easily tune them to your riding style with out the use of tools except to attach them to your board. Changing straps, High backs, Base Plate pads are breeze, add stiffness by upgrading your high back, or reduce that same stiffness by buying a shorter or softer high back, tune the padding for jibbing, canted, or just plain flat. The choice is really yours and Switchback sells you any parts you need at a decent price. One part everyone should try is the "No Back" insert. It frees up the binding to make it feel like surfing! Try these out you can't go wrong, light, strong, reliable, best part is easy to upgrade and custom tune, all without having to carry a binding tool. Thanks Switchback love em!!

Features

Aeron Base

Light Years Ahead

The AERON base is the result of years of hard-core R&D. We have created a stronger and lighter base using an industry first binding construction method; overmolding forged aluminum with the highest grade polyamide Nylon. With a minimized disc, minimized footprint and tool-less size adjustability, we offer unparalleled fit regardless of boot brand and size.

Aeron Base comes is two adjustable sizes XS-M and M-XL.

TOOLLESS STRAP ADJUSTMENT

Adjustable heel and toe strap positions for unmatched fit and comfort.

CORNER DAMPERS

Soft pads disperse impact and pressure.

OVERMOLDED FORGED ALU POWER RODS

Industry first overmolding tech for maximum power transfer.

TOOLLESS BASE SIZE ADJUSTABILITY

Three size positions for a perfect fit.

MINI DISK

Smaller disk footprint for a more natural board flex *Channel compatible.

OVERMOLDED FORGED ALU HEELCUP

Industry first overmolding tech creates a virtually indestructible heelcup.

Eames Strap

Classic Comfort

The Eames straps are composed of pre-curved foam wrapped in a durable, leather-style fabric that cloaks any boot in comfort. The additional outer strap helps spread pressure evenly across the instep. These straps suit riders looking for more response, support and comfort.

EASY ACCESS LADDERS

Ergonomically pre curved ladders for fast entry and reduced pressure points.

TRIPLE ACTION RATCHET

Catch free triple tooth ratchet for security and strap in ease.

COMFORT PADDING

Extra thick EVA inner padding holds your boot down comfortably.

EDGE REINFORCEMENT

Heavy duty stitched piping reduces strap wear and tear.

TOOLLESS STRAP SIZE ADJUSTMENT

Adjust strap length and fit without tools.

TOOLLESS STRAP ATTACHMENT

Attach and adjust strap positioning without tools.

AERON & ORIGIN BASE COMPATIBLE

Removable pins make the straps compatible with both the AERON and Origin base.

Aeron Padding

Bulletproof Comfort

Aeron Padding has the perfect combination of shock absorption in the heel – with cushy boot-to-board EVA, and response in the toe – with a tough Nylon frame and EVA top layer. Adjust it for perfect positioning under your boot.

BOOT TO BOARD RESPONSE TOE RAMP

Adjustable EVA padded nylon toe pad cushions impact whilst transferring pressure.

BOOT TO BOARD FULL EVA HEEL PAD

Full EVA heel pad cushions impact and disperses pressure.

PADDING POSITION

Adjust the padding position to match your boot perfectly without tools.

Wrapback

Halldor's goto Highback

Developed by Halldor Helgason, these anatomically shaped highbacks provide comfortable boot and calf support to make those presses proper and help stick landings. They're slightly rotated and have adjustable forward lean for the perfect amount of response and control.

LIGHTNING SWITCH

Swap out your highbacks in seconds without tools.

HOLE-LOT-OF-FLEX

Our signature highback hole flexes with your boot while providing full support.

LOCK ’N POP

Our signature heelcup locks the highback in place while releasing easily.

NYLON INJECTION

Perfect combination of strength and flex no matter the conditions.

PLUSH PADDING

Comfortable EVA padding makes for a smooth ride and protects your boots.

CLEAN FORWARD LEAN

Adjust forward lean for a personalized riding feel.

ASYMMETRICAL WRAP SHAPE

Hugs the outside of your boot for extra stability and press power.