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Old 11-25-2009, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which do you suppose is lighter, the K2 Auto Ever or the Ride CAD binding?

Which do you suppose is lighter, the K2 Auto Ever or the Ride CAD binding?

Both look great. They're probably of similar high quality, yes?
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Well both bindings seem to be pretty high quality. I tried to find some concrete weights for both and the best i could find was approx. 5lbs for the set of the Auto Evers. One thing to consider is the the aluminum base and such on the CAD that most people have a love/hate relationship with. Either way, there are lot of similar features between the two(ie: canted footbed) so you won't go wrong either way.
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if you are concerned with weight I would pick up 09/10 Ride Spi's instead, which have the precanted footbeds which are significantly lighter than the CAD's
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actually, if you're going to weight + freeride-oriented and a one-strap deal like the autos, look into the Ride Nitranes instead
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Evers are definitely way lighter than the Cads.
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if you are concerned with weight I would pick up 09/10 Ride Spi's instead, which have the precanted footbeds which are significantly lighter than the CAD's
Oh yeah? I held a set of SPI's the other day and they felt very light. I've read that they're a bit less stiff than the CADs, and I'm going for stiff on my powder board. The SPI's couldn't be that much less stiff than the CADs though, right? I bet it's a subtle difference.
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Oh yeah? I held a set of SPI's the other day and they felt very light. I've read that they're a bit less stiff than the CADs, and I'm going for stiff on my powder board. The SPI's couldn't be that much less stiff than the CADs though, right? I bet it's a subtle difference.
very subtle differences. The highbacks have the same shape/design, but the CAD's use some carbon in the molding process to make them slightly stiffer, and the ankle strap is adjustable on the CAD's which may be slightly stiffer at full stiff, but its hard to tell. I would maybe even say the SPI's are slightly more responsive because the footbeds are thinner than the CAD's design which has some built in dampening. Both would make great powder board bindings though
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2010 SPi uses the same base chassis and highback as the CAD

the difference is the ankle strap and footbed

CAD footbed is stiffer (wedgie beds are soft)
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actually, if you're going to weight + freeride-oriented and a one-strap deal like the autos, look into the Ride Nitranes instead
The Nitranes look nice, but I don't really want the Contraband doohicky. They make me think of a thong bikini brief, and if I look down and see a panty on my foot I might crash.

Truth be told, in addition to stiffness and lightweight I'm also looking for something that looks good. I think the white CAD would look really kick-ass on top of the dark wood/white highlights of the Arbor Abacus. I know I'm being cosmetic and petty, and once I'm strapped in I won't be able to see anything other than the toe cap anyway, but I'm superficial like that.
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