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Old 09-03-2014, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Contact pro's on Ripsaw???

First board I'm gonna try this year is the NS ripsaw.

I'm not a super hard charger, but I'd like to get there some day.

I'm interested in the 2015 union Contact pros. I'll be honest, I want them because I like union bindings, and they come in a color that matches the NS ripsaw perfectly.

Are they too soft a bindings for charging and carving?
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I think the Factory would probably be the best match for the Ripsaw if you want Union.
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I rode factory bindings last year. They were great. Maybe a bit too aggressive for me as it was my first year riding. Thinking a softer binding might be better for my skill level.

I just don't want to get something that feel sloppy on a stiffer board like the Ripsaw.
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If you're still learning, why in the world did you get a board as aggressive as the Ripsaw?

It is what it is at this point. Don't dumb it down by putting a soft binding on it. Hop on and tame that wild bronco! You're gonna get bucked off a few times along the way for sure.
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Well I got out 60 times last year. So I'm decent. And I'm definetly getting better still. So I'm sure I'll be on on the ripsaw. I was mostly just seeing if getting the contact pro because of the color was stuoid or not.

My first choice of binding was the new trice binding for this board.
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Pretty sure in the past, Travis Rice's binding has just been a Factory in a different colorway. Not sure if that changed for this year or not.
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I rode factory bindings last year. They were great. Maybe a bit too aggressive for me as it was my first year riding. Thinking a softer binding might be better for my skill level.

I just don't want to get something that feel sloppy on a stiffer board like the Ripsaw.
On such an aggressive board, softer bindings will actually hinder you as you will struggle getting the board to react...

If you dont wanna go too stiff, then maybe Atlas, Ride Capo or Burton Genesis. Other good options could be Ride Hefe, Now Drive, etc.

Check out the colorways and see which one looks best.
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On such an aggressive board, softer bindings will actually hinder you as you will struggle getting the board to react...

If you dont wanna go too stiff, then maybe Atlas, Ride Capo or Burton Genesis. Other good options could be Ride Hefe, Now Drive, etc.

Check out the colorways and see which one looks best.
Ride El Hefe..... Ugh. Worst binding ever. I had them for a whopping 3 weeks last year.

Very poor construction.
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Ride El Hefe..... Ugh. Worst binding ever. I had them for a whopping 3 weeks last year.

Very poor construction.
What didn't you like about the El Hefe's?
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What didn't you like about the El Hefe's?
The design of the highback was awful. Couldn't adjust forward lean past the 2nd setting without the adjustment mechanism getting stuck between the highback and the heel loop, making it pointless.

Also couldn't adjust the highback to sit parallel with the edge of the board.

Also the webbing on the toe strap starting coming part after one use, and the ankle strap started peeling after 3 uses.

All around terrible binding. This was the 13/14 model.
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