Great concept that actually works
By mdwynnes2070776 Ranked #1303 - Bindings March 8, 2010
Moving from my Burtons to these due to back surgery and an inability to now sit an reach forward to crank the bindings. I tried the K2 cinch straps and broke them on run three so I was a little apprehensive about these. I got mine and noted they appeared to have higher quality construction than the K2s and many more adjustments. I had read patience is key. I set mine up on my LibTech Skunk Ape, and hit the mountain. They have independant real ratchets to crank down all four strap locales so this is a real improvement form other models I have seen. The actual strap thing is like an I Beam shape and is very comfortable on the foot. I had no pressure points at all. I slid my foot in the blink of an eye and locked the high back and took off, all from a stand. They were not set quite forward enough yet but the ride was very solid, and short of the forward lean I was surprised how nice they worked. I made some more adjustments and got them as responsive as my Burtons had been. They held solid through the jumps and bumps, and speeds, and less bend and reach was a real plus. I experimented with how to solve complaints that if you need to stop along the steeps and get in them you can't. Not true. You can dig in the toe edge hard, and slip in if your balance is good. if it is not you simply drop to your knees and slip your foot in lock the highback push up and go. You totally avoid ever needing to sit on your arse and stretch then do the wild roll over twist and push up. Saves time, torque and stretch of the back. A real plus for me so I can still ride. I must say I am a full convert now these things are brilliant.
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