Binding Review: 11-12 Roxy Rock-it Power
03 Mar, 2011
Location: Winter Park, CO
Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers.
Setup: I rode the Roxy Rock-it power bindings on the Roxy Envi and Lib Tech Box Scratcher with my Vans Veil Boots size 8.
Time to set up the binding: The rock-it’s were average time to set up but also required some more time to make sure the rear entry and reclining highback was adjusted properly to my boot.
Fit: This is one binding where you want to make sure the size fits your boot size properly. The first time I rode the rock-it bindings, they were the small size which fit 5-7 boot sizes and I needed help to get the highback locked on the mountain. But when I rode the right size for my boots, the medium bindings which fit 7-9 boot size, the bindings were great and I could get the highback locked on my own. The fit to the bindings and my boot was perfect, comfortable with no gaps.
First Impression: A responsive women’s binding with easy quick access and comfortable padding
Appearance: I got to ride both of the colorways on the rock-it bindings, the white with the blue baseplate and the black/tan combo color. I liked the black version better but both were good looking and simple roxy designs regarding colorway and styling.
Comfort: Both the straps were ultra padded and offered good comfort on the mountain. The ankle strap was curved and had good padding on the entire strap. It molded well to my boots. The toe strap was snug. The eva padded baseplate absorbed bumpy terrain just fine in handling.
Functionality: The roxy rock-it power bindings were on the lighter end with the easy rear entry system. That means the highback reclines back and you pull it up to lock it into place on the mountain. I found once I had the right size bindings, that they locked into place easily for me and didn’t require much struggle to get them. The straps are tool-free so you can use them if you need to to adjust them better on the slopes. If you want more comfort, you can release the ankle strap with the chair lift release buckle which gives you a bit more space. I found I didn’t really need it to be less tight on the lifts and kept it locked into place.
Flex: Softer flex on the top of the highback but stiffer flex overall on the highback that helped give it a responsive feel to it. The binding worked on both the envi for aggressive riding and on the box scratcher for more playful fun riding as well. Roxy says it’s a 6 on the flex level and I’d definitely agree, it’s up there for the Roxy women’s bindings delivering more responsive performance.
Response: Overall good response on the rock-it bindings, definitely could handle the more aggressive riding on the envi with quick response.
Toe Strap: I thought the toe strap did fine gripping my boot and didn’t move at all during riding. It cupped the vans toe box very good and no pressure points.
Overall Impression: The rock-it power bindings are the quick entry binding for the all mountain rider wanting response and a stiffer binding flex. The bindings were easy to use and functional once you got the right size to your boot.
Shay’s Honesty Box: I was definitely happy to get back on the rear entry bindings that Mervin produces and try it on a binding that fit my boot better. The rock-it binding offered up a responsive binding for two different boards and handled both very well. I still have to adjust to rear entry with strapping in on my toeside edge since I usually strap in on my heelside edge on a normal binding but the rock-it’s were a binding I’d ride all the time if I went to rear entry.
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Roxy Rock-It Power Description
Review Disclosure: I rode this binding at the SIA on-snow. Please be aware bindings may change, this review was done in February 2011.