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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-13-2009, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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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.

Set-up
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!

Adjustments
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.

Performance
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.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 09:02 PM
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just ordered these today off sierra hopefully they are as good as you say, i have heard nothing but good things so we will see once i get to try them out with this new setup
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NRc is a very reliable and good instrument for snowboarding. I have one and using it for a long time. I always refer my friends to use it. It's just an appealing one which I cannot resist.
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would you say the nrc is more freestyle oriented? too stiff for a freestyle deck liek kink or dh? how will it compare to beta mvmnt?
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Stiffer than the beta lines but not a truly stiff free ride binding. That is the SPI or the CAD
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I'm also thinking of getting these bindings; what size boots are you using with the XL's, cos I am 11 and was just thinking I would get the L?
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Just picked up some 09's for $110 off Sierra. Hope they're as sick as people say ( :
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i'm thinking of getting them but how flexy are they for jibs?
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i just bought the NRC bindings and i put on my boots and strapped in to see how they feel. i noticed that the boots rub on the bindings and squeeks really loud... was this annoying for anyone that has ridden with these? can you even hear it on the slopes?
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Could just be your boots, mine are silent. Have you lowered the lil pads down onto the board to make sure that isn't it?
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