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Old 10-15-2011, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I guess its a new model taking the SPI's spot, but isnt exactly like the SPI.

Info from Ride's website: Capo Bindings | All Mountain Freestyle | Ride Snowboards 2011-2012
11/12 Ride binding breakdown: 2011-2012 Ride Binding Breakdown - Ride Snowboards - Ride Nation Forum
11/12 Ride Capo Review: 2011-2012 Ride Capo Review - Ride Snowboards - Ride Nation Forum



I'm trying to find bindings for my 11/12 NeverSummer SL. Right now I do mostly freeride/all mountain stuff, not much park.

I've been looking at Rome Targas, Flux SF45s, Ride Capos, Ride Maestros, Some K2's, + a couple more. I like the Targas but keep hearing stories about the straps easily popping out and whatnot. I like the SF45s but would prefer a binding with canted footbeds.

I'm more concerned about the performance aspect, but looks wise I think the greeen Capos would go pretty well with my sl haha..









I know they are new bindings so not many will be familiar with them, but any initial thoughts, comments, suggestions? Thanks
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The footbeds are thicker and killed some ground feel for me, which I personally did not like. But I don't typically like characteristically damp boards for that same reason. That's one thing I don't like about NS, their dampness is actually a turn off for me. Other than the all EVA pads not being my personal flavor these were solid and made for a pretty well done successor of the SPi. The annoyance of the release Rides used to have is gone with a redesigned ratchet lever, the new ratchets should be dialed (wouldn't grab right at SIA but was told they knew, and were on top of it), the new highback is solid and responsive. Basically these helped me tame the 158 Highlife UL and I only weight 145... so yeah, they get shit done.
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I'm pretty much in the exact same boat as you are, except I have last year's sl, and perhaps looking for slightly softer bindings (which I assume the capos are compared to the targas or flux sf45's). Keep us posted on what you decide, the green capos would look insane on that board!
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all your choices are stff bindings for that board. Im looking at capos for my dark series
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I have some K2 formulas on my Sl and love it.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I did some more research, and found that the capo is VERY stiff, significantly more than the SF45 or the Targa. That's not what I'm looking for.

I pretty much narrowed my choices down the the SF45 and Targa, and went with Flux. I can't wait for it to snow so I can try them out.
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I did some more research, and found that the capo is VERY stiff, significantly more than the SF45 or the Targa. That's not what I'm looking for.

I pretty much narrowed my choices down the the SF45 and Targa, and went with Flux. I can't wait for it to snow so I can try them out.
Can you point me to the thread or article? My local shop said the same thing but this seems to contradict thegoodride reviews (which for all I know could be crap).

Thanks!

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Old 11-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Check out this review...great review 2011-2012 Ride Capo Review - Ride Snowboards - Ride Nation Forum

I too am looking at the CAPOs. They will be the replacement for my Targas (paired with a Ride DH2.5 deck). I wanted something similar to the Targas that are also forgiving. The Capos sound like they fit the bill well. Although I'm not sure about the "Very stiff" comment. Everywhere else I looked around and spoke with said they are mid flex.

FYI i'm looking for bindings where I take mostly all mountain (hard charging) with little park time.
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My Capos should arrive on Tuesday and I'll hopefully be on them by next weekend, I'll write up a full review at that point. They'll be going on my '11 Highlife.

I owned the Targas last year and from my initial handling of the Capos at the shop last week, I'd say the Capo highback is stiffer than the Targas, but not considerably. The ankle strap is a toss-up with the medium stiff insert in the Targa. Personally I'd go with a slightly softer binding that'll match the SL a bit better. I have a pair of Ride Deltas on my SL and I feel like that they are a perfect match.
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Sorry doron, I have read that in several review and don't have them saved, don't wanna search again lol.

Thanks for the replies, I bought SF45's but they didn't fit my boot that well. I ended up going with button cartels. I think it's going to fit the SL and my riding style really nice. I can't wait to try this setup out!


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