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Old 10-16-2012, 07:33 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I just got a pair of this years Ride El Hefe's, the ankle strap looks really good.

It's has a really dense foam pad with cloth material on the boot side. They are really thin & streamlined, & look like they would be super comfy. They are completely seamless & look as though the foam was molded onto/around the cloth.

But it also looks like they would get scratched up maybe, I don't know I may be wrong?

Not comfort related, but for convenience.
There is also a weird hinge thing on the strap that is supposed to keep the strap out of the way when it's undone. Don't know how well it would work, but in theory I like the idea.

I also just got a pair of Ride EX's, the EX's strap doesn't look that much different from every other kind of ankle strap, the El Hefe's strap just looks ten times better.

But for $400+tax, you should @ least get a hand job while riding the chairlift. Incorporate that into a binding & you got yourself a winner.

But I have never used any Ride binders before.
Looking good & working well are two completely different things.

We'll see shortly though...

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