Jones – Apollo | Black W22
The Apollo binding is designed for the expert freerider who demands unmatched edge control, response and comfort.
What sets the Apollo apart is the Flax Carbon highback that features a wide upper section that locks in your boot top on toe side turns. Matching the ultra responsive highback with SKATETECH technology offers a binding that will react to your every muscle twitch with lightning fast accuracy. The Apollo can be set up in Surf mode or Freeride mode by switching bushings and swapping the Flip-It ankle straps. Surf mode offers maximum tweak-ability, Freeride mode offers maximum response. New for 21/22, the Apollo features our new Hanger 3.0 and Power Spine Ankle Straps. The Hanger 3.0 is wider for high volume boots and has an expanded bushing footprint for even better energy transfer. The wide bottom section of the Power Spine Strap is softer for enhanced comfort and the center spine is stiffer for ultimate response.
Unmatched turn power
Power is transmitted directly to the edge.
When you make a hard heel or toe turn the force you place on your straps and highback is transferred directly to your edge through the hanger, kingpin and post. By using the mechanical advantage of this pivot and lever system SkateTech binding are the most responsive bindings in the world. Once on edge, you are locked in.
No comparison to traditional bindings
Power is transmitted through the center disk.
When you make a hard heel or toe turn on traditional bindings the pressure you place on your straps goes into the fixed center disk and forces the binding baseplate to bend before power is delivered to the edges. Energy is concentrated at the center of the board with traditional rigid baseplates which decreases potential turn power compared to SkateTech bindings.
The NOW Skate Tech system works like a skateboard truck and enhances board control + reduces foot fatigue by transferring energy input directly from the binding to the board edges through a dynamic design.
1. Hanger 2.0 and 3.0
Hanger pivots on the Kingpin like a lever allowing lightning fast edge-to-edge energy transfer. True baseless design that delivers the most even board flex of any binding on the market.
The Kingpin is the fulcrum that the Hanger pivots on. Design magnifies energy transfer and enhances board response through leverage.
The Post attaches the hanger to the kingpin and is the connection between binding and board.
Bushings are the primary binding contact point and offer customizable response and dampening (Surf Mode and Freeride Mode).
Freeride mode VS Surf mode
Our bindings offer customizable dampening and response by switching between Surf Mode and Freeride Mode. Surf Mode lets you tweak harder, while Freeride Mode keeps you locked in for maximum response. Switch modes by changing the bushings from soft (Surf Mode) to hard (Freeride Mode) and adjusting the Flip-It ankle straps. The Flip-It strap allows you to interchange the ankle straps between the left and right binding to create custom response.
Position the wide half of the strap above the buckle for more lateral support and board response. Use Hard Bushings for maximum board response.
Position the wide half of the strap below the buckle for solid heel support but more ankle flexibility for getting loose. Use Soft Bushings for a looser, more dynamic surf feel.