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11-28-2010 08:34 PM
SimonB Something like this?



Had something similar on my Daniel Franck K2, back in '95 or something... I think they were made by Preston, but not sure, Sims also had their version in plactic...

Simon B.
11-28-2010 07:35 PM
vrecksler lol, I agree 100% regarding the low backs or no backs...I admit I dabbled in this too but just briefly to experiment as I've always liked a nice stiff upper boot and a good highback. I don't agree with the whole knee thing though as I never had sore feet, or knees and I rode baseless after having ACL reconstruction on one knee, patellar tendon on the other knee, and back surgery (motorcycle accident)...at least I don't recall anything significant. It's tough to accurately recall pain levels going back 15 years.

David, I haven't seen those before. The ones I had all had heel cups, and were adaptable to a regular 4x4 insert pattern. But if it works, it works.
11-28-2010 06:03 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by vrecksler View Post
Anyway, I was hoping there were others who remember these and maybe (just maybe) there was someone who still had a pair kicking around. I used to have a pair of Bent Metal baseless, as well as a pair of Burton baseless, and I'd love to throw a pair back on my board. I know it's wishful thinking but figured I'd try and harness the power of the internet on this one.
Like the ones on the board in this pic?

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11-23-2010 08:57 AM
ev13wt
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Not entirely true. Burton EST bindings can be baseless if you choose to remove the base padding. A lot of people don't realize that you can simply remove the base padding and ride directly on the board.
Well you do have a point there.
11-23-2010 07:36 AM
Leo
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Burtons system isn't baseless. Its got a pad between the board and the boot. Baseless hurt my feet after a day or 2 and I had to use much more energy to get on the edges for carves. Bases give you more leverage, its simple physics.

They should make a binding that lets the board flex under them like a baseless. The boardfeel was amazing on that system. It really let the board flex. But as I said, it was fatiguing.
Not entirely true. Burton EST bindings can be baseless if you choose to remove the base padding. A lot of people don't realize that you can simply remove the base padding and ride directly on the board.

Did you try this method when you demoed an EST/ICS setup Vreck? I don't see how you didn't like it if you did remove the base padding seeing as how your boots are directly on the naked board. Maybe you can just drill your boots into the board then?
11-23-2010 07:18 AM
ev13wt Burtons system isn't baseless. Its got a pad between the board and the boot. Baseless hurt my feet after a day or 2 and I had to use much more energy to get on the edges for carves. Bases give you more leverage, its simple physics.

They should make a binding that lets the board flex under them like a baseless. The boardfeel was amazing on that system. It really let the board flex. But as I said, it was fatiguing.
11-19-2010 03:33 PM
freshy I remember baseless bindings, I also remember it was popular to take off your highbacks...All I have to say is there is a reason people don't do that stuff anymore.
It was more of a freestyle thing to ride baseless, if you only ride pipe/park supposedly it gave you a lower center of gravity. I dunno, go for it I guess. If you like it more power to you. I am willing to bet you will go back to based bindings pretty quick.
11-19-2010 03:27 PM
RobBBQ Hey man, I kinda agree. I'm back at it now myself after being away for several years (learned and rode in Alaska in 1990-1996, then away for college, back at it the past coupla years in the alps). I really liked the baseless bindings- they never hurt my feet and when I got back riding a coupla years ago not only did I wonder why baseless bindings weren't available anymore, but why bindings hadn't progressed at all. Anyhow, being an old man now I'm checking out the "convenience bindings"- got some K2 CTXs on the new Lib Banana Magic (don't even talk to me about these new backwards-camber decks...I like them...). But anyhow, I *think* I still have some old Ride horseshoes somewhere, email me.

Rob
11-18-2010 06:29 AM
baconzoo baseless bindings killed your feet, they were painful at speed. Try the Good Vibes binding: FORUM SNOWBOARDS | We Live Forum
11-18-2010 01:29 AM
PATKOUG
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Originally Posted by vrecksler View Post
I have, but I'm not really a fan as it really isn't the same thing in terms of feel.

I'm not saying an EST setup is or isn't good as I haven't ridden one and most of my feelings on this 'innovation' originate from when REV pioneered the channel almost two decades ago. I'm more impressed with the Re:Flex binding thing from Burton than their EST lineup since I don't ride a Burton board and a hinged flex 4x4 disk would be interesting to demo.

I have tried using an EST binding as a pseudo-baseless binding but it didn't work mounting wise; the two mouting points on an EST binding are design to go in the middle of the board, so when you have to try and make it work on a 4x4 insert pattern the stance options are almost nil.
I think nowadays, an EST Binding on an ICS Board with its baseplates/beds removed is probably gonna be about as close to a baseless binding as can be found since your boots would be resting directly on top of the board...

I saw that Relfex Tech on the internet and it looks like it might be pretty cool, but who knows?... The Reflex Bindings are designed and constructed to flex with the board longitudinally, right?... And the disc is also meant to be oriented longitudinally, right?... Demo Reflex and report your findings.

That's pretty funny that you actually tried using an EST Binding on a 4-hole board... I'll give you an "A" for effort even though it didn't work...

Maybe you should try an EST Binding on an ICS Board with the baseplates/beds removed before you dismiss it?... Just a thought...
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