Contrabands...yay or nay? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 05:05 AM
hc2dabone
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Contrabands...yay or nay?

look interesting..i wish i knew someone that had them to try them out!

Ride Snowboards | Bindings | ContraBand
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 06:26 AM
Veteran Member
 
T.J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
couple of things on the contraband...

first off. i like ride. they make a great product and i can say that from personal experience so that makes me want to say that this SHOULD be a quality product.

2nd. i'm not sure how much anchor you are getting with that little plastic strap. doesnt look like it would be enough to hold the front of the boot. but i could be very wrong. its an interesting concept for sure.

3rd. i would never buy a new design/concept binding the first year out. let it go a year and wait to see what happens with it. 2nd and 3rd year models will fix any 'bugs' that were overlooked or unforseen.

i'm interested to see if any of the ride team riders will rock these bindings this year. if the team like em and will ride em they may be a legit product.

just my humble .02 cents.

Passion Over Fashion
T.J. is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 04:39 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Most painful and horrid binding I've ever used in my life. That toe strap doesn't hold you in at all. Me and my shop guys were popping out of it at the Demo day. Its bad when we tell ride we won't carry something because we're a HUGE ride dealer.
BurtonAvenger is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 7,578
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 126 Post(s)
i'd heard that ride tweaked the angles and fit and stuff on the contras after all the shop demoes...................?

i wouldnt get them though, i like looser ankle straps and tight toe straps, cant achieve that fit with these. if you really want the speed, k2 auto, or flow would be a better choice.

Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friends
Nivek is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 09:24 PM
Simply^Ride
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I have to say that they don't look to comfortable or effective. Not sure if I would ever buy them.
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome