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Old 12-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #31 (permalink)
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has anyone tried the NOW IPO's? how are they? they look VERY interesting.
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The IPO's are awesome. They do what they say and are a great ride.
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would you go with those or canted re:flex cartels? i think thats basically where im at now. which do you think would be more comfortable long term? it looks like their hinging system kind of makes up for not being canted but it all seems like alot of tech speak
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:39 PM   #34 (permalink)
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would you go with those or canted re:flex cartels? i think thats basically where im at now. which do you think would be more comfortable long term? it looks like their hinging system kind of makes up for not being canted but it all seems like alot of tech speak
I've been going back and forth between my Now IPOs and my reflex Cartels... I am liking the Now bindings more and more every day. I think they beat out the Cartels now in my mind.
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are the cartels canted? do you feel a difference? im SO torn now. id never even considered the IPO's until today
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #36 (permalink)
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bahahaha same as Romes. That's cute. If its better than any other toe strap out there why is it we only hear about the Union strap not fitting boots? I have yet to hear anyone complain about K2's (which by the way on the Formula and up has individual adjustment for the top and bottom portion), I haven't heard anyone complain about the Raidens either. Picking on NOW? A first year product? Oh and even for a first year product I was more impressed than with Union. Yeah Rides web breaks, and somehow it doesn't effect the functionality. Which is why it"s the most popular mod to Unions.

Nice try.

Union needs to bring back the gen2 strap or shrink the one they have by 25%.

And your comment about Flux, why is it no one complains about their toe strap? Or toe ratchet? Or anything really? Oh right, cause anyone that doesn't like Union is just a hater.
What are you a retard? The Rome cap strap is a shit box split cap with some useless rubber thrown over the top. It's a sad attempt to mimic rides gel weave (which is pretty sick until it shreds apart). If people can't figure out how to run the Union split straps that's their fault.

My flux blow so hard. Unibody baseplace that feels like a tank. Hollow ankle strap provides no support. And ratchets that stick, don't slide down the ladder, and only click 1-2 ladder steps at a time. The only thing they have going for them is the toe cap and the quick release of the 3 stage ratchets. They're far from top tier bindings. Which sucks, because I was really rooting for the company.
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What are you a retard? The Rome cap strap is a shit box split cap with some useless rubber thrown over the top. It's a sad attempt to mimic rides gel weave (which is pretty sick until it shreds apart). If people can't figure out how to run the Union split straps that's their fault.

My flux blow so hard. Unibody baseplace that feels like a tank. Hollow ankle strap provides no support. And ratchets that stick, don't slide down the ladder, and only click 1-2 ladder steps at a time. The only thing they have going for them is the toe cap and the quick release of the 3 stage ratchets. They're far from top tier bindings. Which sucks, because I was really rooting for the company.
we must be riding different bindings because my flux's are awesome and never have a problem with the ratchets, always smooth. best fitting toe straps on the market in my opinion.

as for the rome's i have a pair of 390s from at least 4 years ago and the toe straps on those are still money. my room mate is using them now with no problems what so ever. the "useless" rubber does a great job at staying in place, way better then i was ever able to get with unions.
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we must be riding different bindings because my flux's are awesome and never have a problem with the ratchets, always smooth. best fitting toe straps on the market in my opinion.

as for the rome's i have a pair of 390s from at least 4 years ago and the toe straps on those are still money. my room mate is using them now with no problems what so ever. the "useless" rubber does a great job at staying in place, way better then i was ever able to get with unions.
The 390 has a new cap design. Old one was better IMO.
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The 390 has a new cap design. Old one was better IMO.
I haven't used the new one. But with close inspection the rubber is thicker than Rides. the thicker wider bands are less likely to break. I have very little doubts it works. I will say I'm not entirely sure why they felt they needed to change it at all as the old one had nothing wrong with it.
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I haven't used the new one. But with close inspection the rubber is thicker than Rides. the thicker wider bands are less likely to break. I have very little doubts it works. I will say I'm not entirely sure why they felt they needed to change it at all as the old one had nothing wrong with it.
It doesn't put the pressure over the entire toe the way Rides does. It puts a little but not enough to be considered anything other than cosmetic? I don't know. 390s are a sick binding. Only gripe I had was too soft of an ankle strap but that's just based on preference. Not sure why they decided to change either. Not that it's really bad. I just don't think they made it better.
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