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krazykoreankid 08-06-2013 04:25 PM

switch x type step in bindings question
 
i'm having a difficult time finding any detailed information or reviews on these so called "switch x type step in bindings".

i want to know if its possible to combine them with a Burton ICS (in channel system) board, or if its a totally ridiculous idea.

any information would be greatly appreciated!

here is a video clip of what im talking about: Tribute to Switch X-type step-in snowboard bindings - YouTube

are these things obsolete now?

killclimbz 08-06-2013 04:27 PM

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Completely obsolete. Bindings nor boots are made any more. You are much better off going with something current.

krazykoreankid 08-06-2013 04:39 PM

thanks for the swift reply!
no wonder i couldnt find anything >_<

i think i read somewhere on the forums that it's possible to set up Flow bindings with a Burton ICS. Is that correct?

...Maybe i could combine it with some "speed lace" or "speed wheel" boots and get boarding lickedy-split!

killclimbz 08-06-2013 04:55 PM

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I think there is some sort of adapter plate, but it's going to be half assed. If you are going ICS you might as well go full on and get the bindings that work with it. Either that or get something that uses the standard whole pattern.

krazykoreankid 08-06-2013 05:11 PM

:/ well that makes me a little sad, but not discouraged!

i'll keep looking and see if i can find something similar to a "flow" type binding that Burton makes. *crosses fingers*

thanks again for your reply!

any suggestions? :)

killclimbz 08-06-2013 05:29 PM

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Why the obsession with Flow or step in bindings? I am not against Flow, I've used them several times in the past. The thing is that with a little practice, it barely takes any longer to get into strap style bindings.

krazykoreankid 08-06-2013 05:34 PM

i have arthritis in my spine so its difficult for me to strap my bindings :/ its also hard for me to get up from a sitting position after strapping in... i basically look like a doofus when i try to get up.

i think with a binding set up like flow i would enjoy the sport more :)

killclimbz 08-06-2013 05:44 PM

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I never have to sit down to put my strap bindings on. Regardless of what style you go with you are going to have bend over to secure and release the binding.

Only un-evolved sit to put their bindings on...

Seriously though, I think you just need to concentrate more on strapping in while standing up. Burton Ratchets are pretty good. Smooth and easy to operate.

krazykoreankid 08-06-2013 05:57 PM

idk, i just feel kinda primitive using strap in bindings. But i'm itching to try something similar to "flow" bindings. It just looks so cool and simple!

ive read the pros and cons to them but i mostly would like to park ride since i live in Flat ass Nebraska. It seems well worth the investment to save a few seconds every time i get off a lift because there is only 1 or 2 places to board around here... the lines of ppl are annoying and its too crowded to sit down.

suggestions are still welcome and appreciated :)

killclimbz 08-06-2013 06:12 PM

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Flow makes good bindings. I would get a board that they work with. IE, not Burton...


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