Hey everyone I was finally able to get out to big bear to give my new setup a run. First off I was using the 2010 Ride Antic with 2009 Ride rx's with 2010 sims rally boots. I'm 6'0 150 lbs and am a advanced beginner to low intermediate skilled rider. Conditions were anywhere from slushy, icy, hardpacked, to a SLIGHT amount of fluff. Yes this was before the 5 day dump
Ive only ridden rental stuff and have maybe gone 15-20 times in the past 3 years, and it had been a year plus since I've last ridden.
To anyone out there thinking about buying their own setup its WELL worth the cash. My first run I found my feet and bombed the bunny run. The board felt so much more playful, edge to edge response was amazing. After a few hours of nurturing my GF on her first time out; I was able to go out and do my own thing. I hit my first intermediate and holy hell this thing is FAST, it took me a bit to get my C carves down again but once I did this thing flew. I never lost an edge hold on any ice spots or hard pack. The only time things got sketchy was when I panicked from too much speed and tried to stop my self over moguls. lol. Unfortunately I was hesitant to hit any jumps because I'm just getting over a 10 week recovery from a wrist surgery, soo I dont want to re-injure anything out of stupidity.
Honestly I'm really not experienced enough to know the feel out of the RX's. They were causing a bit of pressure pain on the top of my foot, but that was at the end of a 8 hour day so the boots and bindings were coming off anyways :P Other notes on them; the ratchets didnt want to tighten all the way unless I baby'd them. That was probably a good thing in my case for the fact if I could tightened them more I probably would have been hurting far worse XD and Last note the convertible toe strap NEVER slipped, they were nice and tight on the tip of my boot for the duration of the day.
Lastly the sim rally's were amazingly comfy. I had a bit of rashing at the top of the boot but that was because I was an idiot and put lining of my pants inside the boot >.< Also every other run I was tightening my boots for they were speed lace and the locking mechanism seems way too easy to be accidentely knocked open.
Well I hope someone out there appreciates the review, Ima be heading up to tahoe or mammoth in february hopefully so will definitely have a better idea how the setup feels