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10-22-2009 05:58 PM
redlude97
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Originally Posted by legallyillegal View Post
the only new thing for the NRCs this year is the custom ankle strap
The also use the low profile gel toecaps as well, but functionally they perform the same as last years
10-22-2009 05:40 PM
AdamBQ Just bought a pair of these. Hope they work out.
Sierra snowboards has them listed at $130, but when you click on the link, it's actually $110, which puts it closer to 70% off.

I can't wait to get em!
10-22-2009 04:49 PM
tekniq33 They are like $130 online. Depending on what I decide to do with the Burton Hero I bought, I might be looking to sell my XL NRC's for like $100. Used them only 2x late last season.
10-22-2009 04:42 PM
Triple8Sol I would just try to find a set from last season.
10-21-2009 07:29 PM
legallyillegal the only new thing for the NRCs this year is the custom ankle strap
10-21-2009 01:38 PM
lisevolution So now that I'm sold on these I have to decide whether to wait for mid-season sales on the 2010 model or if I should just try and find a set of last years on sale now.

With regards to the toe-strap, I actually had the SPi's that had the first convertible toe strap on it. Even 3-4yrs ago their strap was the shit. Everyone talks about how good Rome's is, the funny thing is they copied Ride's idea.

With regards to the stiffness of the SPi's there were a number of factors that made them too stiff for me. 1 was the straps, the one's I had were incredibly stiff and not very well padded. They looked sick with the black bandana print on them but were really not very comfortable. I know they've fixed this since then. Also the overall feel of the binding was very stiff in general. That definitely helped with responsiveness but it was brutal on my knees and back after a long day. Especially when I would get out west late in the season and have to deal with all the chop and crud. It was a combination of the high-back, the chassis and the footbed together that was just too much.
10-21-2009 10:36 AM
tekniq33
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
stiffness used in this context was referring to the relative dampening ability of the bindings since he was saying that the SPi's stiffness led to knee and back issues. The cushioning of the NRC/CAD style footbed is much thicker than the SPi's, that is what I meant. In terms of "responsiveness", the CAD has a slightly stiffer highback, and both use the same ankle straps, so the difference between the two shouldn't be huge
Sorry I did not realize that. I agree though, SPI=more responsive while NRC and CAD are more forgiving with CAD being slightly more responsive. In my experience the thick footbed does not really take away from performance but makes the ride super cush, supportive and comfortable.
10-21-2009 10:15 AM
redlude97
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Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
So the SPi is actually stiffer than both of those? Which one is stiffer b/w those 2?
stiffness used in this context was referring to the relative dampening ability of the bindings since he was saying that the SPi's stiffness led to knee and back issues. The cushioning of the NRC/CAD style footbed is much thicker than the SPi's, that is what I meant. In terms of "responsiveness", the CAD has a slightly stiffer highback, and both use the same ankle straps, so the difference between the two shouldn't be huge
10-21-2009 09:22 AM
tekniq33 The CAD is the stiffer of the two.
10-20-2009 09:11 PM
Triple8Sol
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
The NRC footbed is super thick, and combined with the "suspension" system they use they provide a lot of cushion. If you only issue with the SPi was stiffness, then the NRC's or CADs would be a great choice
So the SPi is actually stiffer than both of those? Which one is stiffer b/w those 2?
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