mickpilch wrote:I thought i'd have a bit of a change last weekend so I got a pair of bindings off my old wakeboard, drilled some new holes in the plates then lobbed them on my kitesurf board.
I used to kitesurf using my wakeboard back in the day so it was no big deal, but having been using straps for 5 or 6 years the increased weight freaked me out for a while before I got used to it. My timing was all over the place, but after a while I sorted it out then I really enjoyed it, however the increased effort (due to the sheer weight increase) I needed to put into stuff really knackered me after a while.
A couple of things I need to address, I need advice on some good bindings, the things I dislike are:
The ones I have weighafuckinton! so I would like some nice light(er) bindings...
They are also an arse to get in/out it would be nice to have a system like the Flow bindings for snowboards that 'snap' shut.
Do they exist? or does anyone have any recommendation for anything close to the above?
Yes there are bindings like the Flows, there called CWB http://www.evogear.com/wakeboard-bindin ... -2008.aspx
They are heavy and if your riding in salt water they rust out pretty quick. Other good options would be: 1st the LF Unions light very easy entry, but not the best heel hold down and very flexy. 2nd the LF Escalades which are a tad bit heaver a little harder entry but still way easy, great heel hold down, a little stiffer then the Unions but still very flexy and very stylish. Hope that helps and come join us on the Scoop and join the dark side and you'll never look back(except for a good laugh) !!!!! Peace, SeaHyde
PS I personally love my Escalades, they are the best of both worlds and super comfy!!
PPS Theres also the LF Vantage(don't know much about) and LF Cabs(don't know much about except them being very lite). All these are the boots that most all The Scoop Troops are in!