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--bigtime-- 11-05-2010 10:44 AM

Binder switcharoo
 
Hey people,

Just curious if anyone out there has ever ridden with different style/brand/size bindings on their lead foot and their back foot.
I have a few different bindings in my inventory and was thinking what it would be like to ride a "standard" binding (Burton Custom, Rome Targa) on my front foot and then have a "quick" binding (Flow M9, Ride Contraband) on my back foot for when I strap in/out.
If you've tried this let me know what your set-up was you used and how you liked it.
Also, are there any drawbacks to this physically. (meaning like any possible tweaked back/ankle situations)

Thanks all and happy shredding.

(apologies if this has been asked before, wasn't too sure how to search it out)

mtmgiants 11-05-2010 11:09 AM

i dont think this is really a good idea, i dont see how it is beneficial at all. Think of it this way, if you wanted to do this you would have to buy 2 sets of bindings. In addition if you did do that the difference in responsiveness of the different bindings (especially if different brands) would probably be pretty funky and not feel very good while riding. Plus if you are buying one set of quick in/out binding why dont you just use the other binding that you paid for in the pair as the front one and just keep it locked in?

Cr0_Reps_Smit 11-05-2010 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mtmgiants (Post 323304)
i dont think this is really a good idea, i dont see how it is beneficial at all. Think of it this way, if you wanted to do this you would have to buy 2 sets of bindings. In addition if you did do that the difference in responsiveness of the different bindings (especially if different brands) would probably be pretty funky and not feel very good while riding. Plus if you are buying one set of quick in/out binding why dont you just use the other binding that you paid for in the pair as the front one and just keep it locked in?

dont really have anything to say about the subject but just pointing out that he said he already has a inventory of bindings so he wouldnt need to buy anymore

mtmgiants 11-05-2010 01:29 PM

yeah wow im dumb but still i guess the one point i said about different flexs would give a weird uneven responsiveness to your board still makes sense

NYCboarder 11-05-2010 02:34 PM

prob would feel weird at first.. But as with anything you will get use to it and prob wont notice the difference over time. Your body will adapt to anything and will eventually fell "normal"

john doe 11-05-2010 05:54 PM

It's not like your board will explode because of different bindings so go ahead and try it. I you find it works for you then thats all that matters.

Triple8Sol 11-05-2010 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by john doe (Post 323477)
It's not like your board will explode because of different bindings so go ahead and try it.

Terrible advice. His board will most definitely explode.

--bigtime-- 11-05-2010 07:41 PM

Hey all. Thanks for the advice. Even tho we are still a few weeks from snow here in NY I went ahead and put my Targas as my lead foot and my contrabands as my back foot just to try a few presses on the rug and my board did NOT explode. Want you all to know that for now it is possible. Will update post once tried on actual snow. New element may cause different results.

Equipment used in experiment:
'10 Skate Banana 156W
'10 Rome Targa (left) - Rust
'10 Ride Contraband (right) - Bone White
'10 DC Phase boots (both left and right)


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