Bindings are completely preference... If you like a responsive tray with an ankle strap that has a medium flex and a highback that can be tweaked a bit more than normal but you can still push on it when needed then yes, it is a good binding. But if you like more response or less response then you might not like it.Would you say Ride DVA are good bindings?
This usually happens due to over tightening and "locks out". Is your strap centered on your boots and are you cranking the ratchet down to the point that you can't tighten it anymore?I actually have a question for you. I have a pair of 2013 Capos and once in a while, the ratchet handle on one of my ankle straps will stick out after I've tightened it down. That is, it doesn't snap back flush with the ratchet like it should. It's not a huge problem because the ratchet itself stays locked down, but I wonder if there is some sort of lubricant that would be plastic friendly that would help this. Or do I need a new ratchet handle?
Fun board if you're looking for something that is playful and loose. The Lowrize rocker gives it a decent kick and keeps it from catching edges, but the turn initiation does take some getting used to with that much rocker. But the flat platform under foot does keep it stable at higher speeds and the Carbon Array 3 and Poprod 1.0 gives it just enough POP to play around but not so much that it stiffens the board up in any way.What do you think of the 2013 ride machete?
I've only met Sean once years ago before he left K2 to go to Capita. Great guy and I think he'll do some great things at Ride.The real question is what will Sean Tedore do with the mess that is Ride to fix the last 8 years of steady decline as a brand. How can they salvage their image while re-branding and integrating a plastic baseplate after decades of touting aluminum is the best.
Paint chips are going to happen...My 2013 Ride Rodeos toe cap mesh broke apart. And on harsh landings the ankle strap would release. Paint is cheap too and chips and rubs off easy. This upsets me seeing I paid $260 brand new.
So many things wrong with aluminum without the benefits.. Ride still 100% stands behind aluminum and you won't see a plastic tray beyond entry and low level bindings in their lineup. The mid and higher end bindings will continue to be aluminum like they always have.
Snowboard Gear is all preference, some swear by aluminum and some hate it. Fortunately there are plenty of options out there for everyone to find something that works for them.So many things wrong with aluminum without the benefits.
Aluminum is as fragile if not more so than the plastics. So why stick with it?
Just seems like a bullheaded mindset, screw science and technology!
edit: rode Ride contrabands a few years ago, really felt they were terrible and uncomfortable, I have a couple friends that love em though..........customer service was awesome when I needed it ....just felt like landing on thick metal plates every time you come down.....