Bought a set up on clearance
I'm stoked I bought a set up on clearance so I dont have to ride Burton progression rentals for my last couple spring days out.
I grabbed that Rome Vinyl Rocker since the deal was too good for a Rome board. Wih an extra discount it was like $138. Thats crazy. And it looks like really nice build quality too. I ended up with K2 Cassette bindings because they seemed really good for the price (they were like Morrow/Lamar/LTD price range!) Rachet is a bit stiff to use but they are comfy. I ended up with Ride boots because they just fit better than the Burtons I tried...wierd but true. I actually liked Rides quick lacing liner system better than Burtons even though they were very similar. I feel like I got a solid intermediate get back into boarding setup for like $275. Succes!
I got it all mounted and all...but what else do I have to do to prep this for a few spring rides? I have to pack out the boots a bit before we get to the hill right? Should I wear to the gym? Lol. Or just bum around in em?
Does a new base need an initial wax? It seems ok...but its been a long time since i bought gear.
Also? Do you guys travel with just a tool or with extra hardware too? I'm sure i will have to make some adjustments during the day so I did buy a tool (riding with a #3 philips seems dangerous!) But the bindings mounted over gasket feel like they arent held in tight enough. It was a bitch to get em in the first place. But I'm afraid I will pop a screw or something and I am wondering if I should shove some extra in my pocket. Or is is normal that bindings dont feel like they are screwed in to deep?
Anything else I need to do to this thing? Seems like a total idiot question, but a LOT has chaged in tech and gear while I wasnt looking. Seems better safe than "wreck new setup."