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-   -   Stiffer Bindings! (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85354)

twakess 10-08-2003 7:54 AM

I am looking for a little stiffer bindings then the Parks. Are the Temets any stiffer?

aaronlee13 10-08-2003 9:28 AM

I think they are... With all those different laces and that wire, it really clamps your feet in... It was very comfortable to, only thing i didnt like (which could of just been that pair) was some part near the top of the binding was rubbing against my lower calf.. Not sure if it was the pair i was useing of if they all were like that

wakeguru 10-08-2003 11:16 AM

Try the Barleys.

noneya 10-08-2003 11:24 AM

I dont think any of the Hyperlites are very stiff, I had an ankle injury last year, been riding 30/60's and Byerly's , this year switched to LF Exos. Lot stiffer overlay rubber, more ankle support, but harder to get in/out.

jwag 10-08-2003 3:07 PM

Try the highbacks. They are still very comfy for a tall boot. I was very surprised at how well they worked and felt.

jwb 10-08-2003 3:43 PM

i agree with the highbacks

phantom5815 10-08-2003 3:50 PM

04 Highbacks are stiffer than the previous years. <BR>But also wider in the forefoot.

gherk 10-08-2003 8:25 PM

You know you want the CD bindings foo. Combat boots are now in style.

joe_788 10-08-2003 10:03 PM

I have had bad ankles for many years, and it was really hindering my wakeboarding enjoyment. I went out and tried on every Hyperlite binding and the Highbacks were definitely the stiffest. I bought the 03's, then the 04's came out about a month later, and they are definitely a step above. When the 04's go on mega sale (probably end of next season), I will step up and buy some.

twakess 10-09-2003 7:45 AM

Ok thanks of all the help.

melvinator 10-09-2003 8:45 AM

Check mine out, very supportive,if they are too supportive just loosen the laces. Plus you can do them for under $200. 02 ultras with 03 belmont overlays over the top of everything<IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> I have super bad ankles and these really help. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/85470.jpg" alt="">

thane_dogg 10-09-2003 10:59 AM

Matt - that is really cool. Sweet idea. <BR> <BR>the '04 highbacks do have an extra piece of EVA added to the heel rubber to make them super stiff very similar to a snowboard boot. I've put them on and they are very stiff.

shaggydan22 10-13-2003 8:19 AM

O'brien ions are simalar to matts rig. I've ridden parks, belmonts, ultras, zeus and ions. Ions are definatly the most supportive/stiff of all of them.


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