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The prime choice for maximum freestyle flex.

The Ride Optimo Contraband Snowboard Binding’s ridiculously light weight and one-piece V-strap give you the freestyle flexibility you need to tweak your grabs like never before. Now’s your chance to dial in that tuck-knee BS180 Japan and impress all your friends.

  • Stance-correct Stealth highback offers tool-free forward lean adjustment and optimal side-to-side flex
  • Freestyle Core Ankle Strap with attached AeroGrip V-Strap holds your boot in place with sticky rubber and allows maximum mobility for styley grabs and slides
  • Included, interchangeable Wedgie 2.5 and 4.0 footbeds increase ollie power and reduce knee strain
  • Urethane Rollbar basepads dampen landings and reduce topsheet damage
  • Forged aluminum Micro-Discs are compatible with 3-hole and 4-hole mounting patterns

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1 5


so it says it will mount on a 3 hole pattern, no it won't, i called coustomer service twice, the first time they said they will only fit on a chanel not a 4 hole or a 3 hole, i put them on my 4 hole board, i then called again they said they will not fit on a chanel or a 3 hole pattern but only a 4 hole pattern. DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE A 3 HOLE PATTERN BOARD!!!!!

5 5

fuckin sick!!!!!!

these bindings are awesome and they were basically made to go with my board ( Never Summer) they are easy on and off just wish i would have gotten them for this price instead of 329.99 lol enjoy they are a great buy

Will these bindings be able to fit burton...

Will these bindings be able to fit burton size 11 boots, if so what size should i get? My board needs buton 3d discs, can i use these discs in this binding?

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For your first question about the boots, they will fit if you get the binding sized correctly. Boots are boots, and these bindings will fit them. I'd go with the smaller bindings first, and see if they fit well, if not, send them back for the larger. As for the baseplates fitting a Burton board, they should fit if they come with the adapter plates. I'd ask a gear expert if they can check that out. Otherwise, you can probably buy them separately. Hope that helps!

3 5

better, but definitely not perfected

first off, love the contrabands, from the OG's to the Nitrane to the Optimo. funny thing is, as the binder progresses, the V-strap gets worse! seems the only solution is to just slap the original V-strap on all the contrabands, since its the only one that hasn't failed repeatedly. the first pair of Optimos i had, the stitching that keeps the velcro attached to the nylon strap began to shred and separate, rendering the strap useless, on the second day of riding! also, the paint job on the heelcup is pretty janky and scratches off with your fingernail. I'm on my second pair, and after a full season riding about 25 times, no real issues (besides the paint job again, but whatever). they are super light, awesome flex with great response. they can be adjusted so many different ways with ease at any time, anywhere. no issues with the velcro, YET. unfortunately, unless Ride makes a change before next November when they release the 2012 Optimos, the only difference between this and next years is going to be the colors and some improved easy glide ratchets. no real change to the imperfect velcro strap. even though the optimo's are pretty sweet in hot pink, with such a history of failing V-straps the focus should be on the quality of the binding, not necessarily the steeze. just sayin.

better, but definitely not perfected
2 5

Velcro? Really?

I wanted to love these bindings. The materials and look of the binding are superb. All of the adjustments allow for a snug fit. The wedgies are great for improved pop and shock absorption. However, Ride totally botched the "new and improved" V-strap. I had issues with the velcro on the V-strap. On my second day of riding it would not stay fastened, resulting in the V-strap becoming loose and sloppy while riding. Did Ride even test ride these bindings?

For years I've tried to test new technology in bindings. I've had two pairs of Flow's that have failed and now these Optimo's. I have finally learned to go with what works, instead of trying to save 30 seconds on the slopes with a trendy technology. Thanks to Dogfunk, I can return these bogus bindings no questions asked, and pick up a pair of Union Force SL's.

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Good choice because Union makes the BEST binders on the market today!! Better tech, comfort and style. So why not pick up a legit product, ie Union, rather than going for a big name company. I did, and ill never go back

I was told these would fit on the Burton...

I was told these would fit on the Burton EST/ICS boards with the new disc. Looks like it fits but I can't figure out how the screws work. Do I need to buy additional screws/nuts to get it mounted?

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Hey Mike, I don't know if you've figured it out yet (probably), but I follow them on Facebook & I seen somebody post something about this awhile ago (maybe it was you actually), but they referred the person to contact them via phone & they'd walk them through the process. I just went to their site & basically here's their info.

Contact Ride directly for product information.

Ride Snowboards
4201 6th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98108

Hours of Operation
7AM to 5PM PST (Monday-Friday)

Ride Customer Service
Phone: 800-985-3398
Email: Customer Service

1 5

Terrible Bindings.

Pros : Stylish, Lightweight
Cons : Bad V-Strap Connection, Loose on the Board, Bad V-Strap, Poorly Labeled, Highback Aesthetics Peel
Best Uses : Trash Bin
Describe Yourself : On The Mountain
Was this a gift? : No

I rode these bindings almost 10 times, and I'm sending them back. Here's why, with my Pros and Cons. I'll start with the pros, and then go to the Cons.

-Good-Looking. The light blue/purple color looked sick, especially on my board. The Spacecraft graphics look sick, except the black part on the back of the highback starts peeling off.

-Lightweight. These bindings are incredibly light, which on a light board like mine made for some good pop and air time.


-V Strap Connection: This is my least favorite thing about this binding. For some reason, the material that connects the V Strap to the main part of the binding is Velcro. Velcro does not work on snow at all. I would have to lick the Velcro after every run so that the snow would melt off of it and I could reattach the V strap to the main part of the binding. By this time the V Strap would be hanging loosely on the end of the binding, making for an incredibly non responsive ride. The Velcro had also started to rip from the connector, so soon there would have even been no Velcro. I resorted to using rubber bands to hold the V Strap and the ankle strap together.

-Highback- The random non plastic piece on the baack of the highback peeled of after a couple days on them. No affect on the performance, but it didn't look good.

Wedgie Footpads- The Wedgie Footpads worked great. Unfortunately, the footpads weren't labeled at all, so during my whole time riding I never knew if I was riding the 2.5s or the 4.0s.

V Strap Adjustability- No matter how much I adjusted the V Strap, it never got just right on the toe of my boot. And I'm using a Ride boot, so they should be pretty compatible. It was always loose and didn't evenly cover the toe.

I wanted these bindings for 7 months, and I ordered them in September. When I finally got them in December, after months of estimated ship date set backs and information that kept falling through, I got my bindings. I was excited to use them, and finally try the bindings I had dreamed about for so long. I was not biased against them, if anything, I was biased towards them. I tried my best to like them, but I just couldn't. Unresponsive, and with tons of design flaws, these are terrible bindings. When I pay $300 for bindings, I want them to ride like I paid $300 dollars for them. But they didn't. I'm returning them and I'll buy some Alpha MVMNTs, and hope for better results. With the exception of these bindings, I love Ride, and have always known them to make great stuff. So keep up the good work on everything but these Ride!

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Haters gotta hate. You obviously don't know how to use bindings the right way. These bindings are amazing and I haven't found a flaw in them yet.

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the identification of the wedgie is on the under side of the footbed. there is a 2.5 or a 4 right under the heel. or you could just look at them and tell the difference. its also pretty obvious when you ride them.

4 5

Optimo vs Nitrane

I'm feeling a lot more secure about this binding. The added piece on the toe instead of the webbing makes me feel a lot more secure about it not breaking. The binding itself is a little bit on the stiff side and that could be good depending on your style of riding. I like my bindings a little softer and that is the downside to this binding. Endless setup options. You can configure these bindings to fit practically any boot (in the size range) I'm feeling pretty confident with this binding, not to mention the purple and blue colorway looks sick!