Sorry, you are right... I flipped them (I did mean the DMCC lights are lighter). Fixing the post now.
It's at the binding, not the tip of your board. I've done 540s and I've totally had a bunch of snow frozen jammed under my boot before (frozen Sierra cement) that I was too lazy to chip out. Admittedly my 540s are very ugly and sometimes I "crash to the ground" in perfect conditions. Have you noticed swing weigh issues when you do your 540s?
I find that how clean my takeoff is way more important than what board/binding setup I'm riding with - either I got a good stable platform and I popped off the lip and started my spin at the correct time (just as I leave the lip)... or I get anxious and pre-carve and/or pre-rotate, come off funky/jerky and then I have to ballerina whip the last bit of the rotation around.
Once I rode a pair of first generation Catek Freerides
. Which weight about 4 lbs
. Needless to say, I found those to be a bit stiff and heavy... here is a really old video of me riding them on a rainbox rail and doing a boardslide (if you really really look carefully at the end).
Perhaps my technique is not good enough, but I preffer lighter setup. It feels easier to pop and spin of everything at anytime. More playful with no cement on the feet and heavy armor on the board.
Nice vintage video btw.
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