X-Max bindings with the Direct-Connect (DC) system eliminate the aluminum plate of traditional bindings and feature boot connection points underneath the rider's feet. This allows for more natural edging ability, better ski flex, and infinite fore/aft micro boot adjustment. TruFit last for an amazing out-of-the-box fit and marshmallow foam for the softest feel imaginable. Dual lace zones with low-drag bungee upper offer unmatched lace management and support. Footbed anchoring system features 50% more Velcro coverage. X-Max Binding sizes: XS(4-8), STD(7-11), XL(10-15).
Direct-Connect Mounting System: Direct-Connect positions boot-mounting hardware directly beneath the foot's natural balance and mobility centers: the heel and ball of the foot. This eliminates the traditional mounting plate, greatly reducing boot weight, boot drag, and the boot's impact on ski flex. The result is a natural, skier-to-ski connection never experienced before on the water.
Natural Edge Angle: With Direct-Connect, you control the exact edge angle you desire, without being limited to the binary on/off edge pressure of a traditional boot plate. Just like an airplane rolls about its longitudinal axis, HO's Direct-Connect allows a slalom ski to roll about is longitudinal axis. The result is a natural edge angle feel where the skier is in complete control of their angle.
Flex Footprint: The Direct-Connect System reduces the ski boot's flex footprint dead spot by up to 50%. The ski is allowed to flex more closely to its intended design, allowing for smoother and tighter slalom turns.
Micro Adjustment: Micro-adjustment allows skiers infinite fore and aft boot adjustment. Now skiers can fine-tune boot position as accurately as fin location, ensuring optimum ski setup. In addition, Direct-Connect allows for up to +/- 7° of boot rotation.