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Just wondering what would be better fit for an 2013 ns evo?

both are the 2014 version bindings

"edit" forgot to mention my riding

im in the process of getting a second used board for urban jibbing and ill be using the evo for resort riding in VT and CT and in the parks as well (all park not just jumps or rails)
 

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Neither one is a "better fit", that is purely personal preference. I have two pairs of Nows, and a pair of K2 Uprises which are sort of similar to the K2 IPOs. If you want canted footbeds, go K2, if you want the hinge go with Now. The ankle strap is nicer on the K2 but Nows aren't uncomfortable. They are both solid and versatile.
 

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Neither one is a "better fit", that is purely personal preference. I have two pairs of Nows, and a pair of K2 Uprises which are sort of similar to the K2 IPOs. If you want canted footbeds, go K2, if you want the hinge go with Now. The ankle strap is nicer on the K2 but Nows aren't uncomfortable. They are both solid and versatile.
how does the hinge effect freestyle riding in your opinion? im just nevervous buying the NOW's without ever having ridden them, and i will most likely not be able to demo them. how are they on rails/jumps?
 

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Just wondering what would be better fit for an 2013 ns evo?

both are the 2014 version bindings

"edit" forgot to mention my riding

im in the process of getting a second used board for urban jibbing and ill be using the evo for resort riding in VT and CT and in the parks as well (all park not just jumps or rails)
The Now IPO has more of a surf fit; you don't need to crank the straps down like traditional bindings. I used my Now IPO on several boards; Proto CT, Heritage and Cobra.

For your reference, the other bindings I have are Rome (390 Boss and Targa) and Ride CAD.
 

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how does the hinge effect freestyle riding in your opinion? im just nevervous buying the NOW's without ever having ridden them, and i will most likely not be able to demo them. how are they on rails/jumps?
The hinge effectively make the board narrower by shifting your center of balance. In addition, you are automatically on your toes (or heels) and generating edge pressure.
 

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Binding to board is all preference.

Having said that I think most people assume the hinge effect of the Now bindings is far more extreme then it really is. It is really subtle, I found freestyle riding easier with it and the little bit of play actually makes it forgiving. (barely noticeable)

Until you ride now bindings it is hard to really explain what it is like. The highbacks are short and mostly not all that important and the baseplate is pretty stiff except you have bushing in the middle that allow it to pivot and create extra heel/toe pressure. Even all of that doesnt really describe it. It just rides differently and in this case different is better. (At least to me)
 

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yea ive been leaning towards the NOW .. ive watched all the videos and what not but just wanted to get some opinions.
 

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my only other concern is the toe strap.. can you wear it in front or does it only go over the top or the toe?
 

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Have last years IPOs in the shop here in Calgary for warranty work. Ladders are all damaged and the ankle straps have holes. As long as they come through on their lifetime warranty, I will be a happy camper. I would think this years models will be more durable. For $330 or whatever they cost, I would hope that I do not get any hassle. I will let you all know.
 

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hey thanks for the link, and i havent heard anything about durability issues with them.. is that a problem typically?
 

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hey thanks for the link, and i havent heard anything about durability issues with them.. is that a problem typically?
I think it would be considered a problem on last years models. They became aware of the problem and suggested it would be taken care of this year. Time will tell. I had 10 days on mine and the ladders were stripped easily and the ankle straps had holes in each one. I hope it not going to be a blame the customer type thing. I have been told it could take a month to get them back. I will let you know how good their warranty actually is. The bindings are nice though.
 

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I think it would be considered a problem on last years models. They became aware of the problem and suggested it would be taken care of this year. Time will tell. I had 10 days on mine and the ladders were stripped easily and the ankle straps had holes in each one. I hope it not going to be a blame the customer type thing. I have been told it could take a month to get them back. I will let you know how good their warranty actually is. The bindings are nice though.
you know now that you mention i have read that people were getting replacement straps/ladders when they went to whistler so with any luck you should be okay
 

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There is a response on AngrySnowboarders site from the owner of NOW posted back in March confirming the ladders will be stronger this year. Cheers.
 

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I think it would be considered a problem on last years models. They became aware of the problem and suggested it would be taken care of this year. Time will tell. I had 10 days on mine and the ladders were stripped easily and the ankle straps had holes in each one. I hope it not going to be a blame the customer type thing. I have been told it could take a month to get them back. I will let you know how good their warranty actually is. The bindings are nice though.
you actually had to send them the bidnings back?? that to me is sub-par custy service at best... just send me my fucking straps yo.

another note - i'm all for k2 and their bindings, i love how serious they seem to be taking splitboarding and BC... but why the fuck would you come out with a binding and call it the IPO after Now just blew that up last year?? what the fuck. whats next? Salomon Cartels? Burton Proto ct?

lame.
 

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Hey Shred. I think if i just wanted the ladders they could have mailed them. But since the l needed ankle straps and ladders, the shop I purchased them at wanted to send the bindings to their warranty department. Whether that is the shops warranty dept or Now's is up in the air. I just better not get any hassle.
 
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