_REVIEWS2009-2010_BINDINGS

Shay's Best of 09-10

Now that the 09-10 season has come to an end (with the exception of this summer at Mt Hood) I figured it was finally time to bring back the best of 09-10.  The best of list is my way of commending boards I enjoyed riding this year, it's not a board test but just a two thumbs up kind of list. For the 2009-2010 season I ended up riding over 70 snowboards, 64 of which were made into reviews.  Of those 64 snowboards...

24 May 6:03 AM 3 Read More...

Binding Review: 09-10 K2 Auto Agogo

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Bluebird sunny skies and hardpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the K2 Auto Agogo's on the K2 Slayblade with my Bonfire Geo boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Little longer than average, to make sure the auto strap was adjusted properly.  Props to K2 reps for making sure it is. Fit: No problems with the fit to my bonfire boots, in fact I thought the to...

14 Jan 7:26 AM 4 Read More...

Binding Review: 09-10 Ride Sigma Movement

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Bluebird sunny skies and hardpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the Ride Sigma Movements on the Ride Machete with my Bonfire Geo boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Average set up time Fit: I had no problem adjusting the binding to my boot, the fit was fine for width and the straps required some adjustment but got them dialed before riding. First Impr...

08 Jan 7:32 AM 7 Read More...

Binding Review: 09-10 Union Contact

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Bluebird sunny skies and hardpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the Union Contacts on the Rome Postermania with my Bonfire Geo boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: I set it up so it was normal time since I'm familiar with the Contacts. Fit: I just had to make sure the straps were adjusted to my boots properly before taking them out on the snow.  When I ...

24 Dec 9:23 AM 7 Read More...

Binding Review: 09-10 Forum Shakas

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Bluebird sunny skies and hardpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the Forum Shakas on the Youngblood & Destroyer with my Bonfire Geo boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: It was decent amount of time, not quick but not super long to get it dialed up for me. Fit: I was worried about the highback being an issue with my size 8 boots and the height being to...

09 Dec 7:37 AM 18 Read More...

Binding Review: 09-10 Burton Lexa EST

Location: Loveland, Colorado Snow Conditions: Bluebird sunny skies and hardpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the Burton Lexa EST on the Burton Custom with my Bonfire Geo boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Average time with the EST system, didn't have to wait long and the staff had no problem setting it up. Fit: The Lexas fit my boot just fine, at first I thought that toe strap wasn’t centered bu...

03 Dec 7:23 AM 0 Read More...

Binding Review: 09-10 Union Force SL

Location: Loveland & Copper, Colorado Snow Conditions: Mixture of Conditions. Setup: I rode the Union Forces (size M/L) with the Capita Ultrafear FK and my Bonfire Geo Boots Time to set up the binding: Average Fit: My Bonfire Geo's fit snugly into the heelcup and conform fine to the highback.  I have a small bit of extra width between the bindings but it's only with my Bonfire Geo boots (Vans boots f...

17 Nov 7:05 AM 9 Read More...

2009-2010 Binding Review

Now that my site is a bit more organized with the reviews, I still felt I should bring back the review list but expand on it with a collection of overall & honest opinions so it's easier to see the whole collection and get a feel for how I liked each one.  This year I rode the least amount of bindings for early season demos because I was more focused on snowboards but come November I'll be adding to this list wi...

05 Oct 6:39 AM 14 Read More...

Binding Review: 09-10 Flow NXT-ATSE

Location: Keystone, Colorado Snow Conditions: Overcast/Bluebird with hardpacked groomers to a mixture of conditions. Setup: I rode the Flow NXT-ATSE's with the Flow Era and my Rome Vamp size 8 boots. Time to set up the binding: Longer than average to make sure the bindings were adjusted to my boot and set up properly.  With Flows you really need to dial them in or the ride won't be the same. Fit: No gaps...

27 Jun 2:01 PM 0 Read More...

Binding Review: 09-10 Technine Nines

Location: Keystone, Colorado Snow Conditions: Overcast with hardpacked groomers to a mixture of conditions. Setup: I rode the Technine Nines with the O-matic sweet and my Rome Vamp size 8 boots. Time to set up the binding: Average set up time. Fit: Some space in the width of the bindings and the width of my boots that I noticed, heel was secure in the highback and straps were adjusted to fit the boots. ...

23 May 11:12 AM 3 Read More...