Why pick Sidewinders?
For many years the thinking
was "Stiffer is Better." While that may be true for a lot of
people, those who want controlled flex in their bindings were SOL. With
the sidewinder's lateral play and vibration absorption, those that want more flex
now have it!
Other then the special sole
block assemblies the TD3 Sidewinder has all same function and adjustments found
on the TD3 binding and is now
available in both Standard and
Step In version (shown here). The binding comes with either Medium (Blue) or
Soft (Yellow) E-pads. It also comes with
Bomber's traditional 3 year warranty.
- Adjustable lift/cant
options to accommodate personal preferences in setup
- Adjustable levels of
stiffness via different stiffness E-Rings
- Bomb-proof, made in America
How does the TD3 Sidewinder work?
Features and Benefits
The Sidewinder uses a two piece sole block assembly
with a precision pivot and bearing that allows it to “roll” side to side. The
motion is controlled with the use of Urethane pads we call “E-Pads” that are
inserted in between the upper and lower Sole Blocks. You can control the amount
of movement in the Sidewinder by using different density e-pads. Not only
does the system give you side to side motion, but the e-pads also dampens
that motion. NOTE: The SW SI has fixed e-pads on the heel piece.
SW weight with 3-3 plus e-rings and screws is 4.5
pounds (2.2 kg).
TD3 bindings function properly ONLY with DIN standard
snowboard hard boots.
For boot sole length 260 and under, (for
Raichle/Deeluxe and Head boots, this is a 22) you will need to follow
The largest is a sole length of 332 (approx. mondo 31). If you have
larger boots, we have a long base plate as an option. All you need to do
is make note of such in the comments section when checking out.
If you are using this on a Boiler Plate
(or any plate system) and would like the lower version of the cant disk, center
disk, and e-ring choose the BP version. If you are not using a plate system,
choose the Traditional Version. The BP version was not designed to
be used without a plate system. Mounting it directly onto a board is done at
your own risk and not recommended by Bomber.
What's the difference?
Stops on Bails: No more floppy bails or springs to worry about. All
bails have hard stops to keep the bails in their “cocked” position. This
includes the Toe Bail for the standard binding - keeping it in a “ready”
position to make manual entry a breeze.
Steel Step-In Receiver: No more galled up aluminum step-in receivers that
seem to attract snow and ice. The new steel receiver makes for super smooth
step-in action and incredible wear resistance. We also added an “Ice Buster”
lock-bracket to hold the receiver down that incorporates a sharp ridge to
facilitate snow and ice removal from the bottom of the heel.
Shaft Design on Bails: No more shoulder bolts, the TD3 uses a one
piece through shaft to connect the lugs/bail assembly to the binding. Simple,
strong, and on line with the Trench Digger's reputation for set-and-forget
reliability. We also still maintained the Micro-Adjustable of the lugs if
needed for fine tuning the boot fit.
Plate Design: the new Base Plate for the TD3 has the center
section removed allowing you to access the Center Disk for ease of removal and
installation of the entire binding. Need to remove the binding for waxing or
travel? No problem, back off the 4 screws and good to go. No more need to
disassemble the entire binding.
Low Profile Toe Clip: The new TD3 toe clip has the lowest profile on the
front of the boot of any toe clip out there. We designed the new toe clip
around all current day modern snowboard hardboots to minimize overhang that has
become an issue with today’s lower angles used in carving. We also increased
the lever arm to reduce the effort of clipping in.
Traditional or BP - What's the difference?
For help in selecting E-Rings, go here.
For help in selecting cant disks, go here.
Need help with E-Pads? Our recommendation is
thus: if you are over 150 pounds, use medium (blue). If you are under 150, use