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08-28-2014 02:56 AM
francium On a piste performance course a few years ago we were told by the instructor that you get more control from straps rather than caps, however I have the same problem with union straps that they have a tendency to slip down the front of your boot, I am a fan of my ride toe straps the rubber webbing sits pretty much on the end of you boot and doesn't go anywhere.
08-28-2014 01:01 AM
Nein11 I can relate with the OP as I have finally begun riding toecap last year. You definitely had a level of fine control at slower speeds with toe strap. To get anything similar with cap you have to use different muscles in your feet and its not as precise....BUT.....the comfort is well worth the loss of a little fine control to me.
08-27-2014 07:45 PM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by Steezus Christ View Post
no highbacks either..
I didn't even notice that. Surfing with the flight attendant. I want one.
08-27-2014 07:35 PM
Manicmouse
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Originally Posted by GreyDragon View Post
Another vote here for toe caps as superior to toe straps.

I tried Flow bindings a few years ago, before they developed their hybrid strap option. While I was okay with the binding, I didn't like not having a strap cradling the toe box of my boot. It just feels more locked in with a toe cap imo.

I'm curious to try the new Flows with the hybrid strap and the supposedly improved toe cap.
My Union MC toe straps slip down on top of my foot (like traditional straps) every so often which is bloody annoying.

My vote is for toe caps when I haven't even used them before...
08-27-2014 07:28 PM
Steezus Christ
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Saw this yesterday and thought it was applicable.

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no highbacks either..
08-26-2014 01:32 PM
Mizu Kuma
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Originally Posted by Mizu Kuma View Post
Caps are gonna be better than Straps any day of the week!!!!!

Brands like FLUX have a Toe Strap that can be used either way!!!!!

I'm guessin its probabl more to do with the style/model of ya new gear, rather than the tech, that's lost the responsiveness you're missin?????
^^^^^^^^^^
08-26-2014 12:41 PM
ridinbend Saw this yesterday and thought it was applicable.

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08-26-2014 12:08 PM
GreyDragon Another vote here for toe caps as superior to toe straps.

I tried Flow bindings a few years ago, before they developed their hybrid strap option. While I was okay with the binding, I didn't like not having a strap cradling the toe box of my boot. It just feels more locked in with a toe cap imo.

I'm curious to try the new Flows with the hybrid strap and the supposedly improved toe cap.
08-26-2014 11:06 AM
td.1000 old-school bindings will still pull your foot down even if the strap is at the wrong place. and I wasn't talking about being centered on the board, I was talking about being centered on the binding i.e. adjusting your heelcup accordingly. but obviously if stuff isn't fitted it won't work as it should.
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
Brewtown
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except you have to make sure the binding is properly sized for your boot, and that the boot is properly centered on the binding. if your toes stick out too much you might not get enough vertical pull for it to work properly.
How's that different than old school bindings? If your boot doesn't fit your binding and you're not centered on your board you're going to have problems either way.
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