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Old 11-30-2010, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I'll most likely be riding either of these bindings with the k2 Parkstar 155.

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- this years k2 indy (reg price - $190 Can or something like that)
- last years ride ex (reduced price - $130 Can)
- I guess I could go up to this years k2 formula as well, but would it really be worth it?? This years indy is basically last years formula I've heard.

They sound pretty close. I am leaning towards the ride ex....but life tends not to be simple sometimes. I am also trying to get away with a 155 reg board with size 11 boots. This is kinda on the line between reg and wide, but I have heard quite a few people say reg width should be okay, as long as the toe is raised with the bindings (like pretty much all new bindings are these days). So, technically, the k2 should be a better fit cause they put my toe a bit higher, but the ride ex is raised a bit too compared to older bindings. I would like to hear some recommendations one way or the other.

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Old 11-30-2010, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Indy has a more comfortable strap, EX has wedgie.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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does last years Ride ex have the wedgie footbed?
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Both benefit from trickle down tech. Yes, last year's EX had the wedgie footbed. Personally I'd prob go with the Indy, which is basically last year's Formula.
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say no to limited adjustability!

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Last years ride ex is on sale on REI.com for 100

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Old 12-03-2010, 09:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks for the tip, although I'm north of the border, so it would probably be easier to buy locally.

So, all of you people that have tried a wedgie footbase for an entire day of riding..., is it is gimmick or does it really help to alleviate pressure on the knees?
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ignore this last post, I am going to post a new thread for this question.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Made a choice....this years K2 Formula.

I'm liking the 3 degree cant footbed and the higher toe elevation vs the Ride EX. I may just need the extra toe elevation for getting away with riding a regular width board. I totally missed that the Formula had the cant the first time I checked it in the store. Once I found that it had the cant, I was pretty much sold. And, a deal on all k2 bindings at the store didn't hurt either.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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disregard this, im an idiot.

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