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Old 03-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah it definitely depends on the boots for sure. If you pair it with Salomon it'll be ideal.

In essence, if you had Burton's like I did the heelcup will feel really high.
Yeah no doubt about the heelcup. I was rockin some burton boots right before i got the salomons the other day and it definitely felt high. Stay away from them unless you have salomon boots. Although some people may not feel a difference i dont know
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I'm curious what year you tried. They were absolutely abismal a few years ago, but not the toestraps are really solid.

I back Salomon bindings 100%. The Caliber might be a bit much of a binding for the Heritage, but if you like a stiff binding do it up. I was pleased with this year Chief and Arcade.
Dont mean to hi-jack the thread..but i figured its better than me starting my own thread...

Nivek...what do you think about Salomon's new Shadow fit tech for 2013? Seem like pretty interesting concept...curious to see how the Holograms turn out...

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For 2013...Salomon has the Districts and Holograms running their Shadow Fit tech.
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Dont mean to hi-jack the thread..but i figured its better than me starting my own thread...

Nivek...what do you think about Salomon's new Shadow fit tech for 2013? Seem like pretty interesting concept...curious to see how the Holograms turn out...

For those that dont know....

Shadow Fit Binding Tech on Vimeo

For 2013...Salomon has the Districts and Holograms running their Shadow Fit tech.
I haven't ridden them, want to though. What I've been told is they ride like the designers of Relay were aiming for but didn't really achieve.
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Just rode the 2011 Salomon Chiefs on a Ride Highlife and I don't think they were enough binding for it. By the same token I would go with the Caliber over the Chief on the Heritage. Their toecap may be better than Unions, but its dogshit compared to the straps on my k2's.

Um these bindings don't have canting. Did they add it to 2012? Anyway I ride K2's which are canted. I'd look at the K2 Company for that board.
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Just rode the 2011 Salomon Chiefs on a Ride Highlife and I don't think they were enough binding for it. By the same token I would go with the Caliber over the Chief on the Heritage. Their toecap may be better than Unions, but its dogshit compared to the straps on my k2's.

Um these bindings don't have canting. Did they add it to 2012? Anyway I ride K2's which are canted. I'd look at the K2 Company for that board.
'12 Chiefs are so I assume the Calibers are canted too
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I too am in the market, and curious about Salomon Calibers. Yes, they are canted.

However, they are also quite expensive... Through my research, and personally checking out some alternatives, I thought that Forum Shakas and Ride Capos were nice and stiff - and they both have canted footbeds as well. The nice thing about the Capos is that you have the option for Super canting with 4 degree footbeds.

The Shakas strong point is the simmer down tech. Basically, the footbed only cants as much as you naturally need it. Takes the guess work out of it.

I still haven't decided, but both the Capos and Shakas seem to provide the same amount of support, and I am finding them for about $100 less than the Salomons right now.
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Oh, the K2 auto uprise are also very stiff. I'm just not convinced that the cable system is relaible.
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thanks for all the replies! In fact I have Salomon boots at the moment but I'm not sure if I will forever.

So I've decided to go with the Rome Targas. Took them out to Whistler today and even though they seem to need some getting used to, I think they are a good fit for the Heritage. They didn't feel too stiff but visibility was really bad so I couldn't really charge. Buckles are a bit sketchy at times but I instantly fell in love with the toe strap.
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Oh, the K2 auto uprise are also very stiff. I'm just not convinced that the cable system is relaible.
The Uprises aren't the stiffest of the Auto Line, Evers are. Uprises are just a hair softer than Formulas.

From K2 you want Companys.

The Capos are alright, I found the amount of EVA to be too much, killed any usable board feel.

Shakas again are alright. I love the double asym strap and the cap strap worked very well for me, but they are heavier than average and the response is average.
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Sorry to dig up an oldie...

I bought a pair of 2013 Calibers. Seem to be very few users of this particular binding. Anyone out there using them?

I have only used mine only once this season so far, but will get some feedback up after a few more trips to the mountain
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