Jonesin' for a binding that'll rock the steeps and the park? The Ride RX Bindings are your cure
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My favorite binding out of them all. Super comfy, responsive and looks killer. Look no further this is as good as it gets.
Kill the squirrel
For me these were an upgrade from a set of Drakes that came with a $200 board+bindings beginner package. Learning to ride on those, I imagined that all bindings were the same, and so I focused on improving my technique rather than upgrading my gear. When my friends would brag about their new stuff, I would turn my nose up - pfft, I ride on cheapo gear, and I'm as good as you!
But then I gave my Drakes to a friend and got these Rides. I mounted them on that same old board and went up to Steven's Pass in Washington. After the first run I was ready to call my friends and apologize. The difference was phenomenal!
These bindings let me have way more control of the board. Turns were smooth, predictable, and thanks to all the padding - nice and soft, even on fairly icy terrain. One thing that really made the improvement obvious was riding the board flat. Before, I would be stressing about the board squirreling this way or that when flat, having to make quick adjustments and being super careful not to overcompensate. With these bindings, riding flat became much easier. I felt like I had way more control - there was no way the board would skim out now. A similar benefit was observed when riding switch. Switch for me is still an awkward ordeal, but these made it much more controlled and predictable. Also, skating with one foot unstrapped, getting off the lift, etc, I felt like I had more control and could finally relax and enjoy the ride.
I also love the adjustability on these. The highback can be rotated so that it stays parallel to the board as you rotate your bindings. The toepad can be extended or retracted to fit your boot better. Of course the straps can be adjusted, and the overall length of the binding. Once you get the adjustments dialed, it feels like the binding was custom made just for you.
I haven't tried other high-quality bindings, so I can't compare, but I'm freakin' loving these. I can't wait to mount them on my new Jussi board (thanks again!).
Improve Your Boarding
I was able to purchase the ride binding before my snow trip to Heavenly, Kirkwood and Mammoth. These binding are durable, the buckles locks you in tight and remains tight after a run. The foot padding adds plenty of comfort while flying down the mountain. And Ride is the only company to offer a plate to mount to the new Burton boards. These binding has improved my boarding.
I had Drake Dark Horse Limited before and wanted something without such a huge high back so, after some research and talking to a 'gear expert', these bindings fitted my needs. The price is great, but the quality and performance is even better. The optional toe strap is a definite plus. If you are looking for a great binding without breaking the bank... ride has solved your problem.
you'll be stoked
This binding is a step up from the EX.. one of ride's mid class bindings. Ride packed alot of comfort and customization into this baby!!! i love these things, they have perfect flex and are a pretty robust and durable binding. there is tons of padding for after you hit that 50ft drop :) Underneath the baseplate, there is a super thin piece of foam to protect your board after you bolt these suckers on. I have a size 10 boot and recommend going with the XL (if you think you mite grow)
This binding had the best value on the market...not only that it looks dope as well.
I love it...so durable and responsive...I am a huge Ride fan now!