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Old 10-09-2012, 02:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
henry06x
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I have been riding ride bindings for years and they do come loose a little I check them every couple days of riding to make sure they are snug if I can't physically feel the binding moving around. I had this problem a lot when I switch over to my academy board. The problem I was having was hole depth. The screw ride gave me was fine on ride boards but on other boards the were too long and bottoming out in the holes. They would hold shortly but would come loose after half a day or sooner if I was riding harder. I actually have 2 sets of screws now for the bindings. One set for my ride boards (the set that came with the binding) and a slightly shorter set I put in for my academy or other boards.

I have never found the ratchets to be sticky, but they do slip when you are cranking them down. They have a sweet spot tho and when you find it you can only do one or two clicks at a time to keep them from slipping if you really want them tight. Once you get use to it you don't even notice or atleast I don't.

The thin grip toe straps are great and I have yet to have them slip. They do tear tho but it's mostly cosmetic. The webbing tears or peals up, but it does not effect how they hold. Rides customer service is good about this and from everyone I have herd replaces them without any fuss.

The new ankle straps distribute weight so much better than rides old straps and I find them very comfortable even tho they look thin.

The capo is a very solid binding and I love mine. I do want to try other bindings for more prolonged amounts of time so a can give and have better comparisons tho.
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