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Old 03-22-2010, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering which is better and why, toe caps or toe straps. I am trying to find a pair of union forces and the toe strap can be used as an over the toe strap or a toe cap. Ive never ridden caps and am wondering if they are better and if so why.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I find toe caps hold my boot in better and have a lot less pressure. The down side is if you already hang a lot of toe overhang toe caps can increase it a bit more.
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I like them better because it feels like my foot is being pushed back into the binding instead of down into the board.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I never really thought of it like that. You guys make good points. Sometimes my straps do put pressure on my foot but I thought i just had to live with it. If i get those unions the caps would be nice. Thanks for the info. Ill have to see about that overhang thing cuz i wear size 11s. The overhang isnt bad though. I really hope i can find those forces cuz it sounds really nice.
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I like them better because it feels like my foot is being pushed back into the binding instead of down into the board.
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I also like the the toe caps because I no longer have any pressure dirrectly on the top of my foot. I also think that the caps give you more control over your board. They allow you to have a little more leverage because the strap is further out on your boot. When you lift your toes to make a turn you don't need as much up pressure to do this. I believe more manufactures will be going to this type of system in the future. Either way, it sounds like you will have the chance to try both ways, so try both, and see what works for you.
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Looks like toe caps are pulling off a major victory here.

I also like toe caps for all of the reasons above (push your foot back into the heel, less pressure on the top of your toes)
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i prefer toe caps for the aforementioned reasons. look into ride EX 2010 bindings. the strap has a mesh-like design which can be easily used as a toe strap or toe cap based on what you want.
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I agree with the above toe caps rock!
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I have size 13's and I use '06 Cartels with caps. They don't increase my overhang in any noticeable way. You should be fine with 11's.
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