Originally Posted by skylar
I was looking to get these bindings for my setup for next year. Ive been hearing good things and bad things about these bindings. Some people are saying that the V strap is breaking and others are not. But its known that they are highly ajustable and fast to strap in.
Im just wondering what you guys thought.
Thanks in advance.
I had mine and returned them. Overall I though they were nice, fairly light-weight bindings, but the V strap didn't fit my Thirty-Two Ultralights correctly. I was on the phone with one of Ride's binding engineers and he actually said to me, "It seems like you know what you're talking about. You've already tried everything I would have suggested." He also told me that some boots just don't quite fit right, since they design them with Ride boots in mind.
I hesitate to say this, but they might have also been a little too flexy for me. I could just be over thinking that though.
I highly stress that if you buy these bindings, you are willing to put in the time to set them up correctly. Make sure you actually know how to properly set up bindings, which I think a lot of people don't know how to do.
Overall they're going in the right direction, and it's a compelling design, but the setup isn't dynamic at all. Once you have it dialed in, it's dialed in at your forward lean, with YOUR boot. Change the forward lean and you have to tweak it again. Want your friend to try out your board? You have to set them up all over again, unless you use the same boots/same size. And you actually have to take the bindings off the board to make the proper V strap adjustments for the toe of your boot.
If they worked out the bugs and figured out how to make the setup more dynamic, I'd buy them again.