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k2 ipo vs now ipo

Just wondering what would be better fit for an 2013 ns evo?

both are the 2014 version bindings

"edit" forgot to mention my riding

im in the process of getting a second used board for urban jibbing and ill be using the evo for resort riding in VT and CT and in the parks as well (all park not just jumps or rails)

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Now IPO, it is just an awesome binding.
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i appreciate the reply but that doesnt really explain why its a better fit
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Neither one is a "better fit", that is purely personal preference. I have two pairs of Nows, and a pair of K2 Uprises which are sort of similar to the K2 IPOs. If you want canted footbeds, go K2, if you want the hinge go with Now. The ankle strap is nicer on the K2 but Nows aren't uncomfortable. They are both solid and versatile.
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Neither one is a "better fit", that is purely personal preference. I have two pairs of Nows, and a pair of K2 Uprises which are sort of similar to the K2 IPOs. If you want canted footbeds, go K2, if you want the hinge go with Now. The ankle strap is nicer on the K2 but Nows aren't uncomfortable. They are both solid and versatile.
how does the hinge effect freestyle riding in your opinion? im just nevervous buying the NOW's without ever having ridden them, and i will most likely not be able to demo them. how are they on rails/jumps?
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Just wondering what would be better fit for an 2013 ns evo?

both are the 2014 version bindings

"edit" forgot to mention my riding

im in the process of getting a second used board for urban jibbing and ill be using the evo for resort riding in VT and CT and in the parks as well (all park not just jumps or rails)
The Now IPO has more of a surf fit; you don't need to crank the straps down like traditional bindings. I used my Now IPO on several boards; Proto CT, Heritage and Cobra.

For your reference, the other bindings I have are Rome (390 Boss and Targa) and Ride CAD.
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how does the hinge effect freestyle riding in your opinion? im just nevervous buying the NOW's without ever having ridden them, and i will most likely not be able to demo them. how are they on rails/jumps?
The hinge effectively make the board narrower by shifting your center of balance. In addition, you are automatically on your toes (or heels) and generating edge pressure.
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ok thank you guys i appreciate it
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Binding to board is all preference.

Having said that I think most people assume the hinge effect of the Now bindings is far more extreme then it really is. It is really subtle, I found freestyle riding easier with it and the little bit of play actually makes it forgiving. (barely noticeable)

Until you ride now bindings it is hard to really explain what it is like. The highbacks are short and mostly not all that important and the baseplate is pretty stiff except you have bushing in the middle that allow it to pivot and create extra heel/toe pressure. Even all of that doesnt really describe it. It just rides differently and in this case different is better. (At least to me)
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yea ive been leaning towards the NOW .. ive watched all the videos and what not but just wanted to get some opinions.
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