Don't composites stand up to temperature extremes better than metal? Again, if you break a Burton baseplate, they'll send you new ones FREE!!!
Dunno. I told that i got a CAD one day, they're heavy and really customizable(superb base with canting and toe-heel support) and the only plastic thing there was highback. So i broke it on my second year on them. And i got a video from a go pro, i viewed it many times, and i can only find one place where i dropped and could break it.
Anyways, i got a replacement then and sold binders with my NS
So that was the story... and..
I've got a pair of 2009 C60s I'm going to sell if you're interested. I find the Diodes more comfortable (albeit softer) for a long day on my girly feet...
What is the price and size?
PS. I remember your post about Virus group buy
We're discussing this on bomberonline. Go try hardboots, this stuff really rocks, and much more versatile, that you can expect(Except GS and very narrow boards).
I was sort of in the same spot as you, looking for a stiffer binding. I didn't want to go ultra-stiff and found what I was looking for in the Ride Capo. Knowing what I know about this binder, I might suggest the El Hefe for you. I'm a very large dude with big feet and the Capo is great for me. Same chassis at the El Hefe, but the El Hefe's highback is a bit stiffer and the ankle strap is thinner and wider. It has all the adjustability that you're looking for, but all it comes with is canted footbeds. That'd be the downside, but other than that I've gotta imagine that it'd have everything else you'd want.
Aside from the stiffness and response, the other thing I really like about my Capos is the comfort. Whereas I really had to crank down on my old Burton bindings to get them tight, these guys are super responsive without going crazy on the straps. They're so comfy I almost forget I have bindings on.
FWIW, I'm an intermediate rider and no expert, but sharing my experience with this anyways.
Ride CAD named as Ef Hefe now, and SPI is Capo i guess.
The only one thing i miss about modern Rides, that previous one have a base with 4 screws in corners that moves it up and down. So i can set what ever cant i want, and what is more needed i can move my toe side or heel side up and down. And combine all that together. That really rock. Dunno why they not using it now.