Contraband or contrasuck!
By jon3351515 Ranked #948 - Bindings December 29, 2009
I've uploaded some photos of my first set of nitranes.
I ride a Rome Agent 160 with Ride Contraband Nitrane Bindings size 9-11 and Ride FUL boots size 11.
The Bindings overall are very responsive and very comfortable. They load quickly, which is the whole concept... My buddies who ride burton bindings or whatever take twice if not three times longer to get in their bindings strapped... i get off the chair, stick my foot in, strap once, crank it and go.
The Wedgies are pretty sick especially when you ride a wide stance. They help support your knees very well by aligning them up with your body so there is less pressure.
The Toe strap broke about 6 weeks into the season. Luckily i bought dogfunk 100% guarantee. I've already received my second set.. I went for a second set because i believe in these Bindings. They are kick ass-
If you check the pics you notice they broke in an area where the webbing is molded into the toe strap... This makes the toe strap weaker in those areas... The straight up contrabands have no webbing there for their toe strap is a lot more durable. This is something I hope they fix in the 2011 model because thats why the toe strap broke... My buddy bought the regular contrabands and he has no wear. They broke on both my bindings same day... Luckily i could still ride for the next couple days until i got my new pair in. SO I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THE SECOND SET! THESE BINDINGS ARE SICK. Dont be afraid if you buy from dogfunk or any where with a sick warranty program. You'll be taken care of.
2. They take a bit to set up... But by the second pair i set them up in about 15minutes because i knew what i wanted.
3. This is minor but some times the strap gets stuck on the leather covering where the strap slips through when you ratchet down.
OVERALL _ SEXY BINDINGS! I'd RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND! JUST DONT RIDE AS HARD AS I DO!
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