When your geared up with the right snowboard bindings, it can make all the difference. You'll find that comfort and control while on the mountain is highly impacted by the type of bindings you have. Some bindings have more flex making them more forgiving to subtle movements, others are stiffer and give you greater control with minimal effort. More padding on the base plate creates a comfortable ride and absorbs impact on your landings. Lightweight bindings can help with speed while heavier bindings may be more comfortable with extra padding. High back bindings give more support and control while low back bindings allow you to lean more while on boxes and rails without applying unnecessary pressure to the board.