Contemplating a Contraband binding for my SL...... - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2011, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
DrnknZag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,117
Default Contemplating a Contraband binding for my SL......

I've been riding my SL paired with 2011 Rome Targas for the early part of this season, but have recently swapped my Targas to my Ride Highlife. Now that I'm in the market for a pair of bindings for the SL again, I'm debating whether or not it's time to try a pair of Ride Contrabands on the SL, namely the Nitranes or Optimos with the new Stealth highback. Anybody got any input on these bindings? The SL is my all-mountain freestyle board for trees, natural hits, etc. I don't do a lot of hard charging on my SL though.
DrnknZag is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-14-2011, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
Leo
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Leo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Detroit Area
Posts: 6,230
Default

I haven't tried the Contrabands, but I have tried the Deltas with the Stealth Highback. I love the highback. It's rather thin and flat on the upper portion. Just comfortable for the boot to sit on. It also causes it to flex more towards the top of the highback.

Ride Optimo Contraband Snowboard Bindings 2011

If you are interested in speed entry, have you considered Flow bindings? Contrabands are lighter though. I've been riding Flow bindings for a long time now. Haven't had an issue with them thus far. Not even my cheap Flites gave me issues and my bro-in-law is currently using them to this day (they are 2006 models).

The ATSE would be nice for an all-mountain freestyle setup.

Flow NXT-ATSE Snowboard Bindings 2011
__________________
www.aGNARchy.com Reviews and David Z's rants
Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 11:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 4,714
Blog Entries: 225
Default

There are a fair bit of complaints on sites that the straps on the nitranes break a lot. Apparently the place where the webbing is attached to the main strap is a weak spot. I'm contemplating picking up some contrabands when the end-of-season sales start, but I'll be making a point of getting the non-webbed variety.
__________________

INNUENDO:
Italian enema.
Donutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 12:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 156
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
There are a fair bit of complaints on sites that the straps on the nitranes break a lot. Apparently the place where the webbing is attached to the main strap is a weak spot. I'm contemplating picking up some contrabands when the end-of-season sales start, but I'll be making a point of getting the non-webbed variety.
This was corrected via a manufacturing fix to the 2009/10 Nitranes, and Ride offered free parts to correct the issue. Newer Nitranes should have the same problem, but it is worth noting. If it does happen, Ride will send you a new V-strap.

i have regular Contrabands (no webbing), and haven't had any durability issues with the V-strap.
__________________
CoopersTroopers
2009 Ride Society 157 + 2010 Ride Contraband
2010 Sierra Crew LTD Animal Hybrid 156 + 2010 Union P.O.W. Data
2010 Burton Ruler
CoopersTroopers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 04:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 4,714
Blog Entries: 225
Default

I hope you mean that they should NOT have the problem.
__________________

INNUENDO:
Italian enema.
Donutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 05:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
john doe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,402
Default

Yes that is what he ment. It was the first nitranes that had the problem. It was fixed for free and I haven't heard one case of it happening since then. Anything newer shouldn't have the problem.

Optimos are sick bindings. If I wasn't so content on trying Flows I would be getting them to replace my Contrabands near the end of this season.
__________________

2011 Smokin Buck Ferton 155
2013 Flow NX2-SE
2013 Flow Hylite boa
Burton Stagger pants/jacket
Smith I/O
john doe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums