binding strap style - 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 03-19-2011, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mangtarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 100
Default binding strap style

i was watching some freestyle on tv and i see those guys wear their toe strap in in front of their boots if you know what i mean. I usually just wear it over my toes. is the toe strap in front style more suited for park riding? is there a huge difference between the two?
cheers!
mangtarn is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-19-2011, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
outlyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: conus
Posts: 461
Default

Are you referring to toe caps? If so, I believe the common concensus is that they are more responsive than toe straps. Personally I wouldn't consider buying bindings that don't have them, although I am intrigued by Flow's design. And I don't believe they are more suited for park riding than all mountain, as PanHandler said they are simply "better suited for ALL riding."

Last edited by outlyr; 03-19-2011 at 06:05 PM.
outlyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2011, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
PanHandler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rathdrum, ID
Posts: 590
Default

the toe cap strap is better suited for ALL riding. It removes the numbness that you can get when you have a traditional toe strap, and it also pushes your boot back into the binding and keeps it there, so you wont get any boot slip when you go heavy on your toe edge. Plus they are stylin.
PanHandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2011, 09:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mangtarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 100
Default

what is the proper way to put wear your toe caps? is it directly in front of your toes or at an angle above your toes?
mangtarn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2011, 12:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
john doe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,388
Default

It depends on the straps design. Some are made to go over the top, some are made to only be cap straps, and some are made to work in both possitions. I would only ever ride two strap bindings that are cap straps. Flows are a whole different beast.
__________________

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
Old 03-20-2011, 12:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
PanHandler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rathdrum, ID
Posts: 590
Default

like a 45 degree angle. the middle of the cap strap should be where the top of the boot and front of the boot meet.

PanHandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2011, 12:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mangtarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 100
Default

wow thank you so much!!
mangtarn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2011, 08:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Phenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 649
Default

I have one pair of bindings with a traditional toe strap, one pair with the cap strap, and one pair that is made to do either. I prefer the traditional placement over the foot.
__________________
East Coast Park Rat
2008 Burton Twin 157 w/ Rome 390 Boss
2005 Burton Canyon 168 w/ Ride LS
"its ppl like you, that I would "impact damage" your face if i ever saw you
keep your mouth shut. one more time, please and thank you." -user: chingy_
Phenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 05:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mangtarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 100
Default

i've tried the toe cap for a few runs and in my opinion i think the board is not as responsive when i'm carving. but that might be because of my bindings.
mangtarn 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 10:03 AM.



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