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Old 09-30-2013, 08:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Have you tried Thermo Soles or anything alike? I have bad circulation as well. Part of it cos I bind boots too tight and crank bindings too hard, BUT I have frozen feet also with my snug lambwool insulated horseriding boots. Bought the Thermosoles 3D with remote conrol last season, mainly for horseriding, but they do a great job for snowboarding as well. Feet are getting cold? Switch on the heating. Feet are warm, switch it off and save battery time. Haven't had cold feet last season Could be a good add on, besides of fitting boots n bindings.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My feet can get cold when I'm not moving around much, like on the lift or waiting in line, but once I start cruising and my blood is flowing, coldness isn't as much of a problem. Having room in the toes helps significantly. If there's a way to do that while keeping my heel fixed in my boot via a better fitting boot/insert it probably won't be as much of a gripe for me. But it really adds to the pain of the pressure points. It gets really bad while ON the lift and the board is hanging off my foot. That foot gets numb in a hurry so I have to loosen that binding in addition (is that common?).
Well, Flows are great for the lift -- if you have the space on the chair you can slip your foot into the binding without snapping up the highback, so you're supporting your board with both legs.

If you don't end up with Flows, here's a trick -- put the highback down flat onto the binding and connect the ankle strap above it on the first or second click. Then you can hook the front of your boot under the ankle strap.

If you're on a full chair of course, you have to hook your toe under the heel edge. That's kind of hard on boots, but be careful not to cut your boa cable or shoelace.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Have you tried Thermo Soles or anything alike? I have bad circulation as well. Part of it cos I bind boots too tight and crank bindings too hard, BUT I have frozen feet also with my snug lambwool insulated horseriding boots. Bought the Thermosoles 3D with remote conrol last season, mainly for horseriding, but they do a great job for snowboarding as well. Feet are getting cold? Switch on the heating. Feet are warm, switch it off and save battery time. Haven't had cold feet last season Could be a good add on, besides of fitting boots n bindings.
I didn't even know those things existed. You have no idea how happy this makes me.

Also, it never occurred to me to fold the back of the binding down and hook my foot in the strap. Hooking my foot under the heel-side of the board had been my go-to method all last season but I almost think just using the strap like that would be easier. Thanks!!!
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Well, Flows are great for the lift -- if you have the space on the chair you can slip your foot into the binding without snapping up the highback, so you're supporting your board with both legs.

If you don't end up with Flows, here's a trick -- put the highback down flat onto the binding and connect the ankle strap above it on the first or second click. Then you can hook the front of your boot under the ankle strap.

If you're on a full chair of course, you have to hook your toe under the heel edge. That's kind of hard on boots, but be careful not to cut your boa cable or shoelace.
Good trick, I am too lazy to do up the strap. I rest my toe under the back loop that the high back sits on. No wear from the edge on the boot, and comfy lift ride
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My gf loves the Raiden Lynx I got her. It's a softer binding but still great hold and response. You might want to look into their Eris binding instead, and also add the Rome Madison. Both have tons of adjustments to fit your boot perfectly since they both have a multi-piece chassis.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey all, I just wanted to update you on my bindings stuff. I was all set to take your advice and I was hoping my local shop would carry some of the bindings suggested in this thread. Unfortunately they didn't carry any of them but there was a huge garage event thingy to get rid of last year's gear. A few companies were also there to promote their gear and offer huge discounts. I had my board boots with me and I figure it wouldn't hurt to look.

I took the bait and decided to try some GNU Weird bindings, since the men's medium fit my boots and the guys said that their women's line are essentially identical. I wouldn't have gone that route if they weren't only $75 (used only a few times for demo). The ones I have are this year's model (They aren't the ones that were recalled last year, so....that shouldn't be an issue).

I took them out to Steven's Pass last Saturday to try them and now my feet feel like they are floating on nice, warm pillows!!!! I have the toe cap set tight-ish so it requires a little force to pull the back up---a bit awkward at first. But it means that the ankle strap can stay relatively loose and my feet are put!

I can tell that it's won't be easy to strap into them on a steep hill though I wonder if I can circumvent that by swinging around toe-side to stick my feet in.

I do like that I don't have to continuously readjust them once they are set. They should last a bit longer if I don't always have to mess with them. I like that I can pop the ankle strap for the chair lift. The position of the back also makes it easy for me to slide my free foot in the other strap. I hope the cable lasts. I hope the straps, adjustments, etc don't loosen up over time.

So compared to my old bindings (where my boots were basically on plastic and metal) these are like floating on clouds. We'll see how I feel about them at the end of the season. I still should get another or extra insert for my right boot at some point. And my dad's gonna send me some heated insoles! I didn't realize this until a couple weeks ago but it turns out his company actually makes these guys.

So I'm keeping this thread bookmarked in case these bindings do crap out on me. Thanks again for your help!

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