How it got started
David Renshaw made the first Broko Bindings in 2011 from a bearing he picked up from Home Depot. He mounted it to a piece of aluminum and then a snowboard. Eager to test it, he drove to the nearest slopes in Cataloochee, NC where he was blown away with the freedom and flexibility it gave. He immediately began CAD designs for an actual prototype which he 3D printed and took it to Vail. Since then David has designed and perfected eleven design revisions and five full scale prototypes. The final field testing was in Arapahoe Basin, CO in June of 2013, the last weekend of their season. Now in full production, David is excited for Broko Bindings to really hit the slopes!
About David - CEO
David is an undergraduate Physics major, with a strong penchant for mechanical engineering. When the snow melts, David is an avid rock climber, and has led teams to five consecutive first place seasons. He especially enjoys climbing at Garden of the Gods when in Colorado. He also loves most board sports. In the summer he can be found surfing on Maui's North Shore, and hiking the Iao Valley rain forrest. He drives a Jeep Wrangler that occasionally, though rarely, has the doors attached and has wheels on pavement.
What are Broko Bindings?
Snowboarding growth is plagued with a problem that boarders take for granted. Snowboarding requires one’s feet to be bound to the board in a particular orientation. That orientation may be optimal for a particular hill or terrain, but may need to be adjusted for other conditions, requiring the rider to unbolt the bindings from the board for any change. Fatigue resulting from non-optimal foot positioning over most runs and board orientations is common.
Broko Bindings eliminate this restriction. Broko Bindings let your feet naturally assume the best stance regardless of terrain or board orientation. Dynamic adjustment makes your stance more natural, reduces fatigue and injuries, produces a faster learning curve and allows for more aggressive tricks and freestyle maneuvers than the standard rigid design. This simple change is as disruptive to the snowboard industry as Elan’s parabolic ski was to skiing in 1993.
Broko Bindings allow the board to follow the subtle changes in the terrain, while your stance naturally follows the board, allowing you to move faster and more fluidly. You lose no control. When you need the board to respond, it does, just as it does with traditional bindings. With Broko Bindings, you get the best of both worlds - freedom and responsiveness.
Soon they will fit wake boards as well! Don't want to wait? Contact us to see if you can demo a pair on a lake near you!
Will Broko Bindings fit my Board?
Broko Bindings fit all 3-hole, 4-hole and Burton Channel boards easily. All disc-mount boot bindings will fit the Broko Binding using a standard 4-hole compatible disc. Installation is as simple as attaching the bindings to the board using standard snowboard screws and washers, then attaching the boot bindings to the Broko Bindings using 4 screws and washers. There is no need to worry about what angle or position to set your bindings, and you don't need to decide if you want to ride regular or goofy - that is all done later, as you ride.