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Old 01-11-2013, 05:16 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Nooooooo! I was excited to see what Now was going to do with the 2014 bindings, but it doesn't look good. No canting from what I can tell in those photos, and the toe ratchets look worse, they look like Union toe ratchets and i hate those. I might have to grab another set of this years IPOs.....argggg! I was really hoping for some nice improvements.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:41 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Nooooooo! I was excited to see what Now was going to do with the 2014 bindings, but it doesn't look good. No canting from what I can tell in those photos, and the toe ratchets look worse, they look like Union toe ratchets and i hate those. I might have to grab another set of this years IPOs.....argggg! I was really hoping for some nice improvements.
Toe ratchet looks like a 3 pin housing to me, meaning it should work like a Burton.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Nooooooo! I was excited to see what Now was going to do with the 2014 bindings, but it doesn't look good. No canting from what I can tell in those photos, and the toe ratchets look worse, they look like Union toe ratchets and i hate those. I might have to grab another set of this years IPOs.....argggg! I was really hoping for some nice improvements.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:54 AM   #85 (permalink)
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I am not opening this debate again, but Never Summer just seems so lazy with their graphics. It's almost like anti graphics. They also barely change from year to year making it less exciting for the new stuff to come out.

The one good thing about it is that at least they are not offensive or have weird looking women on them that would scare my kid. They are very dad friendly.

Agreed, it's obviously working for them, but the graphics seem so lame to me. Same year after year, polar bear or eagle humping a CO flag. Blarf.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #86 (permalink)
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19 pages of next years boards, 18 devoted to one company.
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19 pages of next years boards, 18 devoted to one company.
To change gears....I really wish NOW came out with a carbon fiber option.
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To change gears....I really wish NOW came out with a carbon fiber option.
You understand that carbon in a binding is relatively pointless right? The second it's folded, bent, etc. etc. it loses all its properties plus it's relatively weak when put into a highback or base due to being in the cold. Stronger nylon/composite is what you need for a more rigid and responsive binding, or you could go the Ride route and just make them stiff as fuck and out of a material that doesn't flex what so ever.
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Waiting for more pics.... Really want to see the new RIDEs.
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You understand that carbon in a binding is relatively pointless right? The second it's folded, bent, etc. etc. it loses all its properties plus it's relatively weak when put into a highback or base due to being in the cold. Stronger nylon/composite is what you need for a more rigid and responsive binding, or you could go the Ride route and just make them stiff as fuck and out of a material that doesn't flex what so ever.
Its not pointless. It reduces the weight which the NOWs need. I wouldnt want it in the high back because it would make it too stiff, but the whole base could stand to be carbon fiber.

You are incorrect about carbon fiber being effect by the cold. Remember its used in satellites and extensively in the aerospace industry where temps range from super heated to sub zero. In fact the thermal expansion of carbon fiber make it ideal for usage in a range of temperatures.

Your statement " the second its folded, bent etc it loses all its properties" shows you know nothing about CF.
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