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Old 01-26-2010, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ride's canted footbeds: Do they make a difference?

I'm in the market for new bindings and I'm torn between the Cartel's, 390's, and the Delta's. All three seem to be freestyle oriented and share similar features. However the Ride's have those canted footbeds and on paper that feature seems to be an advantage. What is your guys opinion?
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I hate the "gas pedal" on Cartels. 390's are soft, but great fit for me. Never been on Deltas.
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yes, they make huge difference in fatigue, especially if you ride a wider than normal stance
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I have a set of older Ride SPi's without the Wedgie footbed while my buddy has the LX's with the Wedgie. We swapped boards the other day and I honestly couldn't tell a difference.

My bindings are a lot more comfortable and secure. However, you gotta realize that comparing LX's to SPi's is like comparing an entry level Toyota to a well equipped Lexus. I'd like to try a pair of new SPi's with the Wedgie to have a more accurate feel of what they bring to the table.
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yes, they make huge difference in fatigue, especially if you ride a wider than normal stance
Agreed. You won't notice a difference after a few runs of trying them, but over the course of a day they make a huge difference. I'm selling my Unions to get Delta's...love em.
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Agreed. You won't notice a difference after a few runs of trying them, but over the course of a day they make a huge difference. I'm selling my Unions to get Delta's...love em.
agreed in numerous regards. I am also trying to sell my Union Forces to get the 2010 Delta's. I also rock NRC's and love those as well.
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I just bought a pair of the Delta MVMNT's with the wedgie footbeds, and I love them. From originally riding flows, these were day and night. I thought that they were extremely comfortable, as well as riding for 6 hours straight I felt leaps and bounds better than what I would have if I was in my Flows. the pad in the Delta's s a 2.5 In regards to set up, I believe and they were easy to get up and get going. I ride a little bit of everything and some thngs I liked were the wedgie pads since I ride a little wider stance, it made my legs feel a lot more comfortable since it makes your legs more ergonomically correct compared to riding a wide stance without the wedge pads. There is also a thin pad that separated the board and the binding, just made a overall comfortable ride. All the bindings your looking at have the same price range. The deciding factor was the warranty for the rides. There is a limited lifetime warranty on the rides, which means if the baseplate or the heel cup crack, break or bend, yo get them replaced for free. For having to spend $240 and the chance of breakage, I went with the Rides. My $0.02

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agreed in numerous regards. I am also trying to sell my Union Forces to get the 2010 Delta's. I also rock NRC's and love those as well.
yeah, i was thinking of the same thing. want to ditch my union datas for ride cants. but i will not retire my 390s, they're solid.
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I hate the "gas pedal" on Cartels. 390's are soft, but great fit for me. Never been on Deltas.
Are the 390's softer than the Delta's?
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yeah, i was thinking of the same thing. want to ditch my union datas for ride cants. but i will not retire my 390s, they're solid.
How do the NRC's compare to the Delta's? Thanks for all the info guys.
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