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Old 06-20-2013, 07:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Have you looked into Flux at all? The fit is what makes em special. No pressure points! If you want a stiffer, women's specific binding... the GM for 13-14 is super comfy... low highback, narrow baseplate, and comes in black or white
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Any opinion on the Salomon Absolute Premium? on Salomon bindings in general?
Solid binding. Only demoed them for a day but I got an impression that as stiff as they were the highback was overly soft. It was as if the highback was taken from another set of softer freestyle bindings and slapped on these. I still think the binding is good, but for the kind of riding I do I kind of like my gear to be "together" if you know what I mean.
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Because women's calves are positioned lower than men's. Women's bindings are designed with that in mind, so the highback doesn't cut into calf.
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Why not look into men's bindings? You don't want soft, and you don't want pink, and those are pretty much the two defining characteristics of women's bindings.
Tried to look up what makes woman's bindings "woman specific". Found some aspects: Narrower, more padding, different flex (softer?), different highback (lower?) and colors (rainbows and unicorns )

Now, my boots are rather bulky, have to sqeeze them into the M size Fames (length is perfect). They could be wide enough to also fit S men's bindings well
Also checked the hight of the boot with hunbands K2 Company M which have a rather high highback, and the rim of the boots is app. 1.5cm higher.

Any woman here riding with men's ones? Or do you guys know of women riding with mens and feel comfortable? Seen many reviews on shayboarder on men's ones, thus I assume, the different position of calves is not always an issue?
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Any woman here riding with men's ones? Or do you guys know of women riding with mens and feel comfortable? Seen many reviews on shayboarder on men's ones, thus I assume, the different position of calves is not always an issue?
I have rather girly feet, so I end up riding women's boots about half the time (in your size IIRC, 8.5 or 8 depending on the boot,) and they fit in men's bindings just fine.

Conversely, my wife (who is a skier) is currently riding some mens boots with the tallest intuition liners she can find, and vastly prefers the taller cuff and the increased leverage it provides.

As with all things snow, it's all preference and how your body mechanics interact with your equipment. It just seems to me that you want everything that men's bindings provide, so why not give them a try?
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As with all things snow, it's all preference and how your body mechanics interact with your equipment. It just seems to me that you want everything that men's bindings provide, so why not give them a try?
Yea... why not. The selection of highly responsive ones would certainly increase (and amplify the struggle to deside on a pair ) Gonna dig the forum on men's reviews...
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Any woman here riding with men's ones? Or do you guys know of women riding with mens and feel comfortable? Seen many reviews on shayboarder on men's ones, thus I assume, the different position of calves is not always an issue?
I run Cartels on my solid and Voile LightRails on my split. Love the Cartels, and am planning on replacing the straps on the LightRails with Cartel straps.

Only problem I have regarding my calves is that my women's boots (Salomon F2.0) are too tight at the top so I have to loosen them when I'm skinning. I guess women are supposed to have skinnier calves than I do. My boots are taller than the highback on either binding, so the binding doesn't have anything to do with my calf height.
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Have you looked into Flux at all? The fit is what makes em special. No pressure points! If you want a stiffer, women's specific binding... the GM for 13-14 is super comfy... low highback, narrow baseplate, and comes in black or white
No, I have to admit. This GM would be stiffer/more responsive than Fame or Escapade? Any men's you would recommend?

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I run Cartels on my solid and Voile LightRails on my split. Love the Cartels, and am planning on replacing the straps on the LightRails with Cartel straps.

Only problem I have regarding my calves is that my women's boots (Salomon F2.0) are too tight at the top so I have to loosen them when I'm skinning. I guess women are supposed to have skinnier calves than I do. My boots are taller than the highback on either binding, so the binding doesn't have anything to do with my calf height.
Good to know!

BTW: Have you looked into boots with BOA? Found my double BOA K2 Contour extremely handy for skinning. Don't know how it is for you, but especially during the first hours I get uncomfortable every half an hour. With the BOA you don't even have to stop hiking, you can adjust the tightness of the inner and outer boot seperately while taking steps.
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BTW: Have you looked into boots with BOA? Found my double BOA K2 Contour extremely handy for skinning. Don't know how it is for you, but especially during the first hours I get uncomfortable every half an hour. With the BOA you don't even have to stop hiking, you can adjust the tightness of the inner and outer boot seperately while taking steps.
The convenience would be nice, but I'd be nervous about wearing something that isn't field repairable.
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The convenience would be nice, but I'd be nervous about wearing something that isn't field repairable.
Haven't damaged neither lashes nor BOA on Burton and K2 boots so far (and I thighten them hard for every run), didn't even get a thought of this could happen. Thanks for the hint . Duct tape is in the backpack anyway, could fix a loose boot rough-and-ready - I hope.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:57 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Are you sure you are looking @ the right bindings?

I didn't notice yesterday that the bindings name is actually "fancy black"

They do have high back rotation, you can see it in the pics.

The ones I got have it & they are probably 10 years old, pretty sure they all have it?


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Don't want to further sidetrack the "Do you move your bindings" thread, thus I answer here

Was looking for yours, the Nidecker Carbon ones and over here its said that the '13 ones don't have highback rotation http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...binders-2.html Contacted Nidecker and the '14 ones will also not have a rotatable highback but they assured that this won't be a problem even with my steep angles. I'll get to demo a pair in M in September (they come in nice black-blue) Good reason to make a trip to a glacier

The other ones I'll look at are the Ride El Hefe. I'm very happy with the adjustability, quality of ratches n straps and canted footbed of my Ride Fames, and I assume the Ride El Hefe will have the same if not better and the '14 ones will come in blackish metallic colors.

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I think you just queued yourself up

Have those on my desk by next week.

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If you also get reviwes on the two above, I'd be very interested



EDIT: Now this is the moment you guys only spectating so far can jump in anyone here with steep angles and experience with bindings with non-rotatable highbacks? Comments on the two models?
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