_REVIEWS2008-2009_BINDINGS

Binding Review: 08-09 Union Force

Location: Steamboat, Colorado Snow Conditions: Groomers to powder to icy days. Setup: I rode the Union Force bindings with a variety of snowboards but mainly the Infinity-R and Lotus-R and my Vans Omni Focus boots now wearing Rome Vamp boots. Time to set up the binding: Average Fit: It was easy to adjust them to my vans boots however when I changed to Rome boots, I needed to adjust them again because they...

21 Jan 9:24 AM 6 Read More...

Binding Review: 08-09 Flow NXT-AT

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs. Setup: I rode the Flow NXT-AT bindings with the Flow Myriad and my Vans Omni Focus Size 8 Boots. Time to set up the binding: The set up time is average, but it takes a little bit longer to make sure the bindings are dialed. Greg the rockies rep for Flow does a really good job of making su...

09 Jan 11:23 AM 11 Read More...

Binding Review: 08-09 K2 Cinch Vette

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs. Setup: I rode the k2 Cinch Vette on the K2 Believer with my Vans Omni Focus size 8. Time to set up the binding: Average time Fit: In the width of the binding, it fit my boots just fine. I probably would have pulled out the toe ramp to be more aligned with my boots but it was a demo d...

30 Dec 10:51 AM 2 Read More...

Binding Review: 08-09 Burton Cartel

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs. Setup: I rode the Burton Cartels on the Burton Love with my Vans Omni Focus size 8. Time to set up the binding: Average time, just needed to make sure the bindings fit my women's boot as a men's binding. Fit: The cartels fit my Vans boots very well with some adjustment on the ankle str...

15 Dec 11:40 AM 1 Read More...

Binding Review: 08-09 Burton Escapade EST

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs. Setup: I rode the Burton Escapade EST on the Burton Love, hero, eco-nico, Uninc, Supermodel and Feelgood with my Vans Omni Focus size 8. Time to set up the binding: Average time for any binding. Fit: I rocked both the medium and large escapades during demos...the larges fit better wit...

21 Nov 4:26 PM 6 Read More...

Binding Review: 08-09 Union Force SL

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs. Setup: I rode the Union Force SL bindings with a variety of snowboards and my Vans Omni Focus boots. Time to set up the binding: Average Fit: At the time the fit felt fine, the toe strap seemed pretty big for my boot size but I had no problems with staying in the bindings and aligning ...

18 Nov 11:18 PM 6 Read More...

Binding Review: 08-09 Salomon Relay-Elite

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs. Setup: I rode the Salomon relay-elite bindings on the Salomon Sick Stick and Salomon Sanchez with my Vans Omni Focus boots. Time to set up the binding: Average time Fit: The ankle strap was centered and adjusted to my boot. The toe strap when I took it out with the Sanchez kept slippi...

14 Nov 12:58 PM 9 Read More...

Binding Review: 08-09 Raiden Tigre

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Hardpacked icy in the morning to soft bumpy in the afternoon groomers Setup: I rode the Raiden Tigre's on 4 boards so far, the GNU B-pro, Never Summer Infinity, Lib TRS and Lib Phoenix Lando. Time to set up the binding: Average Fit: I've been rocking Rome's so long that it took me a little longer to get everything dialed to my boot when I received the bindings...

29 Oct 8:07 AM 1 Read More...

2008-2009 Binding Review

This review will be updated throughout the season as I demo and test more 08/09 bindings. Each review is judged by the same standard and for the majority of reviews I used my own boots (some exceptions). About me as a snowboarder: I'm coming up on my 15th season snowboarding. I am a freerider (I ride trees, powder, steeps, groomers, natural terrain) and I ride halfpipe. I am 5'6" and typically ride a 158c...

07 Oct 10:19 AM 7 Read More...

Binding Review: 08-09 Union Contact

Location: Timberline, Oregon Snow Conditions: Slushy, bumpy snow softer in spots with some hardpacked icy areas. Overcast skies to fog. Setup: I rode the Union Contact bindings on the Black Death Inc with my Vans Omni Focus boots. Time to set up the binding: Quicker than average Fit: I really had the time to get these dialed to my boots, making sure the fit was there and adjusted to me. Even with a men's ...

03 Sep 9:13 AM 30 Read More...