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01-06-2011 06:02 PM
john doe I just mean when I don't get the laces quite tight enough my carving suffers. A loose boot will make it hard to drive into the carves.
01-06-2011 04:44 PM
Leo
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Originally Posted by PredaClone View Post
Not trying to hijack the thread, but I have some questions about this. When you say "jump up" to the SPI/Double Agent, why do you use that term? Aren't the Alphas supposed to be Ride's top-tier bindings?
I say "jump up" meaning jump up in flex. The Alphas, although stiffer than Deltas, are still a freestyle binding. It's a part of Ride's MVMNT line which stands for "movement." The highbacks and chassis in the MVMNT line of bindings allow for more flex. So even though the Alphas are fairly stiff, they give when tweak them. That's a freestyle quality.

The SPI and Double Agent have stiffer highbacks and chassis that still give when tweaked, but not as much as the MVMNT line's chassis. Also, the SPI and Double Agent are stiffer with an ankle strap that comes with inserts that you can use to customize the flex.

So that is why I said Jump Up to the SPI or Double Agents in regards to all-mountain riding. All-mountain freestyle, Delta or Alpha... All-mountain freeriding, jump up in stiffness to the SPI or Double Agent.
01-06-2011 03:53 PM
PredaClone
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
If I want stiff bindings, I would jump up to the SPI or Double Agents.
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You can't tell his switch until he releases his Contrabands at the lift line. Boots make a bigger difference. If my F20's are a little loose my carving gets crappy.
Not trying to hijack the thread, but I have some questions about this. When you say "jump up" to the SPI/Double Agent, why do you use that term? Aren't the Alphas supposed to be Ride's top-tier bindings?

You mention the guy on your hill uses Contrabands... what are the differences between those and the MVMNTs (other than the obvious one-strap/two-strap thing and the changeable wedgies)?

Last, you say if your boots are loose your carving gets crappy... how does one know when it is time to get new boots? I have some DC Triax from '04 that I use. Thing is, this is really the first season I've used them. When I got them I was intending to use them a lot that season but snapped my ankle playing football... and this is the first year I've really gotten going again. Does it matter that they're older boots? I know there is a lot of new tech in bindings, but it wouldn't seem like boots would have had a sudden leap over a few years ago. They seem to fit well, don't give hot spots, etc... so, like I asked, how do I know when it is time to get new boots vs. new bindings .. heck, vs. a new board?

Thx
01-06-2011 03:17 PM
jliu
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Originally Posted by john doe View Post
You can charge with anything. The best boarder at my local hill does nothing but carve. You can't tell his switch until he releases his Contrabands at the lift line. Boots make a bigger difference. If my F20's are a little loose my carving gets crappy.
Fair enough

Man...i really need to improve my switch

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Deltas are stiff enough for charging. If you want a super responsive binding, just get the SPI or Double Agent then.
Noted...i know SPIs are def uber responsive. I just looking for a tad softer binding than the SPIs without having to go to the revolts...im guessing the Deltas are those. Though, i think I'm set on Targas right now..as long as my local store hasn't sold out.
01-06-2011 03:08 PM
Leo Deltas are stiff enough for charging. If you want a super responsive binding, just get the SPI or Double Agent then.
01-06-2011 03:06 PM
john doe You can charge with anything. The best boarder at my local hill does nothing but carve. You can't tell his switch until he releases his Contrabands at the lift line. Boots make a bigger difference. If my F20's are a little loose my carving gets crappy.
01-06-2011 01:39 PM
jliu
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Deltas are cheaper for one and two, the alphas are stiffer. If I want stiff bindings, I would jump up to the SPI or Double Agents.
Could you still charge with Deltas?
01-06-2011 12:55 PM
Leo Deltas are cheaper for one and two, the alphas are stiffer. If I want stiff bindings, I would jump up to the SPI or Double Agents.
01-06-2011 12:50 PM
PredaClone
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The Deltas are sick. Love those bindings.

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Did I mention that the Deltas are sick?
Out of curiosity, why Deltas over Alphas? I'm looking into new bindings, as well, and I'm trying to narrow my choices.

Thx...
01-06-2011 09:06 AM
Leo If you can't warranty it or you simply want to add another pair to your arsenal... The Deltas are sick. Love those bindings.

By the way, K2 owns Ride so don't sweat their quality. Totally separate R&D, but they still share the same quality standards.

Union is a favorite around these forums, but Rome and Flux are starting to take over.

Ride has always been a go-to brand around here though.

Did I mention that the Deltas are sick?
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