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Old     (upnorth)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-09-2007, 12:11 AM Reply   
anyone still ridn solbounds?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       10-09-2007, 12:20 AM Reply   
on purpose?
Old     (upnorth)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-09-2007, 12:31 AM Reply   
yes on purpose. i've tried a handful of new bindings and always end up back to the solbounds.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       10-09-2007, 8:23 AM Reply   
haha
Old    walt            10-09-2007, 8:38 AM Reply   
I know a few people that still use them.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-09-2007, 10:05 AM Reply   
Upnorth, if you ever destroy your boots I know a guy that has the ability to cut new heel toe pieces.

I know a few guys that have sworn by them for years and would rather ride them than anything ever invented. Its beyond me...
Old     (davidr)      Join Date: May 2007       10-09-2007, 11:57 AM Reply   
I still use Solbound, I have a couple pairs still. Would be willing to buy a couple more pairs if any one has some to get rid of.

Big Heavy-Is that the original owner, or someone that does it on there own? I know spare parts are hard to find! Not impossible but pretty hard! later dr
Old    Johnny Valera (john_v96)      Join Date: Apr 2003       10-09-2007, 9:47 PM Reply   
i rock them till the wheels fall off then make a call and stop by the solbound garage and get them fixed...
Old    scott clark (snwmot)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-09-2007, 11:03 PM Reply   
up until this summer a bunch of the west coast camps guys were rocking them schwenne, rod [then he git picked up by slingshot] and then beastmaster is still using them. they always told me u can poke anything with those bindings.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-10-2007, 10:16 AM Reply   
Beast is the guy that can make parts.

Everyone was riding them at WCC. Now everyone but Mike, Beast & Tim are rocking the Slingshot.
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       10-10-2007, 10:56 AM Reply   
I'd rock 'em if I could find 'em....

I am starting not to find any Collective Development anywhere any more either!!!
Old    Jason Buffalow (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-11-2007, 7:51 AM Reply   
I was never a fan of the binding, but the owner is a cool guy that goes back to the begining of West Coast riding. He was very passionate about the sport and his visions. I know the guys that have rode them over the years swear by them. I know the last few times I talked with the owner he has wanted to bring them back, but insurance costs are holding him out. It will be intresting to see if all of the guys switch over to Slingshot as many of teh WCC guys have.
Old    Meathead (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-11-2007, 9:51 AM Reply   
Mike Rogers is one of the most stand-up, passionate guys I have ever known when it comes to this sport.

It's a shame insurance and other factors limited his ability to keep Solbound going.

Not to mention a riding style that was/is as pure as it comes.
Old    GettingOlder (magellan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-11-2007, 10:06 AM Reply   
Can't imagine a more polar opposite style than the flex of a Solbound to the stiffness of a moon boot like Slingshot.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-11-2007, 11:04 AM Reply   
You should see all the mods they did to their boot Magellan. They removed the inner laces completely and when you ride as frequently as those guys the boots break in a ton and get pretty flexy. Nowhere near as flexy as a Solbound but they get pretty nice.
Old    the not so naked chef (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       10-13-2007, 12:39 PM Reply   
If I still rode a wakeboard, I'd rock nothing else than my Solbound Vandal boots.

HOLLA!!!
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-13-2007, 12:49 PM Reply   
i think derrek cook has been riding the same pair of soulbounds for the past 5 years. not the same model, but the same exact pair have lasted him that long. kinda funny
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-13-2007, 2:05 PM Reply   
Jason, Solbounds or CD's? Unless solbounds = CD's?
Old    scott clark (snwmot)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-13-2007, 2:27 PM Reply   
dereck cook is still rockin the cd's he was telling me that they are super hard to find and he's worried he may have to find another binding soon.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-13-2007, 9:52 PM Reply   
oh yea they are cd's. my bad.
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-13-2007, 10:26 PM Reply   
That I can vouch for Johnny, He tears those bindings up and always go's back for more.
Old    Mike Krnaich (riverratboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-14-2007, 10:22 AM Reply   
Last time Aaron Aubrey stopped by, he was rocking Solbounds on both his boards. I loved them and they fit like no other. Just wished they had a softer footbed. Mike is cool and he still rides with family and friends.

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