elliott george wrote:
That was some sick riding there erland. I couldn't help noticing you were riding system bindings.
I've tried them at the cable, and I really liked them. But how do they work for kitesurfing? Also what boot where you using and would you say there easier or harder to get on than regular bindings?
I doubt I'll get some anytime soon as there £350 quid for boot and system but what top end boot isn't 300+ these days. But I'm qurious. Cheers.
I agree with you, they are great cable boots. For kiting, I have switched back to my old 2009 ronix cells for the summer, maybe I will switch back to the systems when the water gets colder. I think the bindings is more difficult to put on than normal boots. But someone said that by leaving the toe strap half fastened, they are easier to put on.
Here is an answer I gave at another forum, it pretty much sums up your questions:
"I've got the 2012 system with the Marek boot.
Heres what I don't like:
-The boot is to narrow in the widest area of my foot. (Could be fixed on 2013 models)
-The lace lock won't lock (Could be fixed on 2013 models)
-The thing to hold the lacehandle in place don't work that well (Could be fixed on 2013 models)
-The ratchet for the toes sometimes slips.(Could be fixed on 2013 models)
-Once on a wipeout, the boot came out of the binding, both ratchets released.(Could be fixed on 2013 models)
- The binding has a little more volume on the heelside, and it tends to catch the water when you edge hard.
-The binding is difficult to get into when you are connected to a kite. You can't sit down and put them on unless you have a chair to sit on or you are into yoga or gymnastics.
You can stand and put them on, but that can be difficult if you have a decent amount of power in your kite. Putting them on in deep water is really difficult. The reason it is more difficult than a regular binding, is that with a regular binding, once you have put your feet in the boot, you are connected to the board and you can move it around with your legs to lace up. While with the system, you have no control over the board until you have cranked in the first boot.
Here is what I like:
-Walking around in the cold water, or messy beach, with the boots on.
-They are rigid as hell. (Personal preference)
-excellent heel hold"