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Old 11-30-2012, 02:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just a quick question about Torsional flexing. Given the pivot, Torsional flexing force will be reduced. However, this may not be a problem due to the quick edge response of the Now IPO. Can you comment?

Thanks in advance again - Nito
I have no problem with the torsional flex but I'm also not a huge freestyle rider so I'm not tweaking myself into super strange positions.

My biggest trick is a 540 and I don't do park/city rails. Just not my thing.

I had no problem buttering on the protoCT.

If anything the feeling that goes along with edge response was just "better" in the most subjective way possible.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comment Binary!

Yes, I'm definitely more of a freerider but moving to do more freestyle with the advent of hybrid camber.

Thanks again Nito
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Your ability to twist the board wont be noticeably effected. The rockering is about 2mm at the most. Just enough to create the steering effect. It really isnt noticeable motion. Just a noticeable differrence in response.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I picked up a pair of IPOs today, and while I cant complain on the performance because the conditions are balls i gotta say that the mini tape measure it came with was a nice touch. Useful, thoughtful and costs nothing. Makes you wonder why more manufactures don't through one in. It also came with a strap which im assuming is something strap your board to your pants?! Not sure since I have never used one, but I have heard some mountains require them so its worth keeping handy just in case.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Even though the Holograms are stated as canted, I saw none and certainly didnt feel any when I rode them. If you grew up skating or surfing give these a shot.
None of the shops around here seem to carry them, so I haven't had a chance to check them out in person yet. Could it be that they use variable density material in the footbeds like how Burton is doing it?
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Agree with Trip. I spoke with a shop owner and he said, he's avoiding the Shadow Fit tech because of the Relay. Many of the Online Store also have limited quantity but this maybe due to last year's poor season and cutting back on supply.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments on the Now IPO. Looking forward to demoing them out.
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I demoed the Now IPO and love the feel of the bindings; all prior positive comments are justified. Plus the foam footbed is soft enough that canting is not an issue. An unexpected plus is the minimized base; it cuts the chatter from the board and the king pin also allows the board to pivot while cruising on rough hardpack man made cover. For those that are worried about the King Pin, I rarely noticed it while riding but can feel it when standing around or while waiting in the lift line.

In addition, I was able to find the Salomon Hologram used on ebay and bought them. With the Now IPO on the NS Heritage; I mounted the binding on my Proto. The Hologam is not as damp and I feel every nuance (some people will like this), but I prefer the Rome 390 Boss on my Proto. Surprisingly, the Hologram can be very stiff if the ankle strap is tight; will try both IPO and Hologram on my old Morrow Blaze (replace my Ride CAD).

Hope this helps anyone in the market for either.
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I demoed the Now IPO and love the feel of the bindings; all prior positive comments are justified. Plus the foam footbed is soft enough that canting is not an issue. An unexpected plus is the minimized base; it cuts the chatter from the board and the king pin also allows the board to pivot while cruising on rough hardpack man made cover. For those that are worried about the King Pin, I rarely noticed it while riding but can feel it when standing around or while waiting in the lift line.

In addition, I was able to find the Salomon Hologram used on ebay and bought them. With the Now IPO on the NS Heritage; I mounted the binding on my Proto. The Hologam is not as damp and I feel every nuance (some people will like this), but I prefer the Rome 390 Boss on my Proto. Surprisingly, the Hologram can be very stiff if the ankle strap is tight; will try both IPO and Hologram on my old Morrow Blaze (replace my Ride CAD).

Hope this helps anyone in the market for either.
How'd you like the Holograms? I know I'm looking for something considerably stiffer than my '07 Ride LXs. When I torsional flex my board, I can see the baseplate flex way away from the board, so I have to be losing a ton of response there.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:18 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I own the now ipo's and the holograms and both are good at what they do. In the park the halograms just own and allow for all that side to side flex you want but are still stiff edge to edge. If I am off trail I like my ipo's more as it has that longboard skate feel for me. I ride the holograms on my evo and the nows on my heritage and blacklist and could not be happier with both bindings. That being said if you hate have that lose feeling in your bindings normally you will not like both of these bindings.
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