Bragging on the Arbor Nightrain, Salomon Relay Bindings !!
Finally rode my 2010 Arbor Nightrain last night at Paoli Peaks. Conditions were actually great for KY/IN/OH area- had 4 to 5 inchs of snow, and big flakes falling all night. Still a few ice spots on the groomers but solid night no less. Board held an incredible edge, and the Salomon Relay bindings were sick feeling and super comfty matched with my Salomon F20 boots.
Review if anyone cares.
Me-6ft 220lbs, 11-11.5 boots, stance 15 duck front, 0 in back. Been riding 6 to 7 yrs, alot more tho in the 3 past years, all east coast.
My Style is Hard charging Carver, likes small to medium jumps and big kickers! Flat rails and boxs a bit.
2010 Arbor Nightrain 162- Board is superfast, holds an edge as good as any board ive rode, brought Garmin GPS with and was hitting 28 to 35mph regularly on not exactly the steepest slopes. What little powder i did hit, it glided effortlessly and went edge to edge with seamless ease. Pop is great for a Camber board and this setup is super light. Ollie's of 3ft + were easy, and off jumps it landed smoothly and felt really stable as im still learning to hit decent jumps and stick landings and get good grabs. I could not be happier, only lost edge one time while carving backside at about 30mph +, it dazed the shit out of me and i recovered but other than that board was so smooth it saved me several times with it ability to recover from bad angles, landings, etc.. Would recommend to anyone, and give it two big thumbs up A+!!!
[U]Salomon Relay Pro Bingings- Super Comfty first of all, match my board excellently, and have great support, padding, and just the right amount of stiffness. Only Complaint is toe caps came off of or slid a bit up or down from time to time. Not sure if i have them adjusted yet, and this is the first time i have ever rode a board with toe cap style bindings for an extended period of time. Plus they did unbuckle themselves once or twice, but may be due riding style maybe..? not sure..
Is this normal, how do you adjust them not to do it, and they are large bindings and with the 11-11.5 F20s that have reduced footprint tech that makes them supposedly have 1 size smaller size it seems like with the toe cap on the small setting, i still have to crank the ratchet all the way down to tighten up enough?
The Relay series is where its at for my riding, may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the surfy feel you get feels FUCKING amazing. So much fun, and really not as big of a difference as you might think compared with standard bindings. They do take a bit to get used to but once you get the hang of it, you increase your fun 3 fold in my opinion. My buddy took 3 or so runs on my board and bindings and hes sold on getting a set.
Anyways Peace out, and go tear it up!!
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