Binding Model: Ride Capo
Binding Size: LG
Stance and Angles: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boot Used: K2 Thraxis
Boot Size: 10
Rider Weight: 177lbs
Location: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast and slightly snow. There was about 5 inches of fresh snow overnight that was a bit heavy for Colorado.
Binding Adjustability: There’s a lot of adjustments on this binding. From the heel cup, footbed, highback rotation, and straps. If there’s a setting you want, you can make it happen.
Straps: The straps are plush and really hold the boot down. They were easy to adjust and did what you needed them to do.
Ratchets: The quickness and ease that these ratchets went on was superb. They never stuck or had a problem going on or off.
Highbacks: The highbacks did their job and were stiff yet supportive.
Binding Flex: This is a stiff binding. Being that it’s made out of aluminum it was also rigid. You could feel this when driving into the binding to push the board through a turn or riding over uneven terrain.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a rigid binding that they can charge with.
Personal Thoughts: Aluminum is not for me. It causes all vibrations to resonate up into the foot of the boot, it’s rigid and doesn’t flex evenly with the board. Over all it’s not a bad binding the straps were great and it did what you needed it to do, but this wasn’t a binding for someone like myself who is used to riding a plastic base.
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*Disclaimer this binding did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*