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01-27-2014 12:18 AM
j.gnar tried it out, it was fun for ~5 runs or so but after a gnarly edge catch at high speed and having little to no load up for front side spins i decided to go back to highbacks haha
01-24-2014 02:37 PM
aiidoneus It seems to be more of a pow thing. Things I will be trying this season:

- No boarding (no bindings)
- No highbacks
- Snowskate

Just picked up one of these to mess around with: Let's Play - Snowskate Video | Ambition Snowskates

Love it so far.

I get that a lot of people here are hardcore 'response', 'stiffness' ... blah blah .. I just like having fun and trying sh!t
01-24-2014 11:52 AM
j.gnar im gonna try it out tomorrow and see how it goes. the mountain i ride is basically 100% park so im not worried about not having the heel response on steeps. ill report back late tomorrow and let you guys know how it feels
01-24-2014 04:03 AM
chad23 Hey OP I just started riding with no highbacks this year (about 20 days so far) on my burton missions. I agree that it works great for park and groomers, I guess the only drawback is losing a small amount of heel power when riding steeps. I did notice that on cat tracks I don't experience as much calf pain when I'm riding on my heel edge. It hasn't hindered my progression at all this year, realistically the only way to be a better snowboarder is to be on the hill more. Try it out and let us know how you felt about it.
01-23-2014 06:10 PM
MarshallV82 My buddy rides with no high-backs (Nitro Raidens) in the park.

I think he's a dumbass.
01-23-2014 05:14 PM
CassMT those look kinda fun, i'd like to try em in pow with a stiff boot
01-23-2014 04:57 PM
tonicusa Yeah but you can't judge bindings that way anymore. I have the Burton Genesis and you can do the same thing to the highback but they are responsive. Same with the ridiculously flexy Flux RL. Some of these new composites are really responsive when free riding and seem flimsy like you say in person.
01-23-2014 04:48 PM
Redline A buddy of mine had some Now bindings with a highback similar to that mid size one. You could almost twist the back completely around. They worked well for the way he likes to ride. They are entirely too soft for my style of riding. I'm not saying they are literally garbage, just far from ideal for my particular taste.
01-23-2014 04:44 PM
tonicusa They come with the regular highback too. Definitely not garbage, very well made. I have no idea how they ride yet.
01-23-2014 04:41 PM
Redline To my eyes and taste those bindings look like complete garbage. As long as you're stoked. To each his own.
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