Binding Review: 13-14 Roxy Team Torah Bright
14 Feb, 2013
Location: Winter Park, CO
Snow Conditions: Softpacked to hardpacked groomers.
Setup: I rode the Roxy Team bindings on the Lib Tech Trice with my Vans Aura size 8 boots.
Time to set up the binding: Average time to set up on the board.
Fit: I rocked the Team bindings in the M/L bindings which fit my size 8 women’s boots just fine.
First Impression: It takes a strong binding to go well with the Lib Tech Trice and Torah Bright’s binding is just that.
Appearance: I tried the Roxy Team bindings in the Torah Bright design which is white with some gold marking on the binding. It’s pretty basic in design with subtle flashyness.
Comfort: The Team bindings definitely offered up a padded and supportive ride for the mountain. It features high density real feel performance strap padding with minimalistic design, shock-absorbing full EVA footbed and dual density foam canted footbed. Very comfortable ride for the mountain and helps absorb the rough riding.
Functionality: The Roxy Team bindings feature a RX-a super lightweight highback with an asymmetrical women’s specific design, heel pocket with friction grip hold, lateral adjust highbacks with tool free forward lean. Adjustable aluminum heel cup with convenient top-adjustable toe ramp, high density real feel performance strap padding with minimalist design, roll over toe strap, great stretch and better hold, shock absorbing full EVA footbed, easy access EVA cover keeps hardware from snow and ice built up, dual density foam canted footbed, high performance with all mountain flexibility, tool free adjustment, multi disc for 4 or 3 hole insert patterns, countless stance options, ankle straps with words that challenge.
Flex: The Team bindings are described as a 4. I have no idea what that means but I will tell you the Team binding is responsive and stiffer flex. The bindings definitely suit the eminence board and the TRice board I was demoing them with. The highback is lighter with a stiffer mountain flex.
Response: One of the most surprising moments was the first turn with the Team bindings, it was quick…very very quick! The combination of the board and stiffer flexing, responsive binding made for a quick turning responsive ride down the mountain.
Toe Strap: I rocked the toe strap over the toe of my boot and it held secure with gripping the boot. It basically stretches and holds secure with a boot side grip gel that helps keep it in place.
Overall Impression: The Roxy Team bindings are built for Torah Bright, who conquers the pipe and needs a responsive binding to deliver performance. That’s the Team binding, quick, responsive and built for all-mountain handling.
Shay’s Honesty Box: In the past I’ve ridden the rear entry/quick Roxy bindings but this time I wanted the regular strap bindings that I’m used to. I was expecting an average binding but found that the Roxy Team bindings were more than average, they delivered one of the more responsive women’s bindings I’ve been on.
On Snow Photos
Roxy Team Description
Review Disclosure: I demoed this binding at the SIA on-snow at Winter Park, CO.