Ride NRc Binding Review
Made it up to Stowe this weekend to test out my new NRc's. I had the NRc in XL on an 05 K2 Darkstar. I am coming off using either Burton Missions or Drake Limiteds, both from 4 or so years ago. I don't really know how to get to technical but here is what I thought.
I actually had a little trouble in this department. It was kind of difficult to line up the insert with the board and it took me a few tries. I also had a little trouble getting the footbed back on but I think after a few tries I now have that figured out. I will say this though: for bindings with footbeds that cover the inserts find your ideal stance and leave it there!
This part was a breeze. Super easy to adjust the straps as well as the cant on the footbeds.
Fit and feel
Absolutely amazing! The straps locked in tight but had no pressure points, I did not even feel like I was strapped in. The webby type toe strap really locks on the boot and the ankle strap is super comfy.
I though edge to edge response was great and I ended up dialing in some forward lean for better heelside response. The initial setting does not have much in the way of forward lean. The comfort was a huge plus while riding. I was initially worried about the thick cushioned footbed reducing feel of the board and I did notice it at first but after a couple of runs I got used to it. When stomping landings the cushion definitely helps. Lastly, the cantable footbeds are a nice feature. While I cant say I definitely noticed a difference, I did find my legs to be less tired and strained despite fighting through the clumped and slushy snow.
All in all I definitely recommend these bindings. I was able to pick them up for only $110 making them that much better.