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Old    vlx4me (vlx4me)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-04-2008, 3:36 PM Reply   
Well I bought the 07 watsons and loved how comfy they were. Only problem is that I have had 2 pretty serious foot injuries since I have ridden them. The second required surgery and has me on crutches for about 8-10 weeks. Although they are amazingly comfortable I feel like my foot is coming out slightly. I have them cranked as tight as I can get them and even bought a size down from what I normally wear. The lower foot area feels good and snug but the upper binding seems (might be in my head now that I am paranoid)allowing my foot to lift slightly which I think is causing the problem. Picture the middle of your foot(where there is a bone slightly sticking up, on top of your foot) basically getting bent, toes towards your ankle. One of the worst pains I have felt. Both times were landing slightly on my toe edge, therefore causing my foot to bend. Anyway wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations.
Also what closed toe binding has the best support. To me the best I have ridden were the LF Transits but I really like the closed toe and how comfortable the Watsons are. Thanks
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-04-2008, 3:44 PM Reply   
CWB's Hinge was God's gift to wakeboarders that want to eliminate heel lift. The way the boot opens and then pulls the heel piece into your heel practically eliminates all movement. Check out the Zeus, they are stiff, wrap tall and keep your foot anchored down securely.
Old    vlx4me (vlx4me)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-04-2008, 4:30 PM Reply   
Thanks Heavy I will check them out.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-04-2008, 4:57 PM Reply   
Slightshot D2 -- the inner liner makes it super easy to get it and locks it down.... the inner lace keeps your ankle snug then there are two more sets of laces that keep you locked down.

the heat molding helps too, its very snug.
and they're super light
Old    Kevin Johnson (mcclure_kevo)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-05-2008, 7:24 AM Reply   
ronix ones are the way to go i have the 08 zeuses and the 08 ones and the ones are way more comfortable then the zeuses and they kinda suction your foot in so you dont move much
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-05-2008, 7:32 AM Reply   
CWB Hinge.
Old    Chuck H. (toesideturtle)      Join Date: Oct 2002       09-05-2008, 8:29 AM Reply   
Due to your injury, make sure you go with a binding that is not too high on your ankle--CWB Faction is good. I am currently injured--both feet, three weeks apart, very similar to your injury. The physical therapist stated that a tight, high-ankle binding has less movement and will transfer the energy to the weakest point in the binding(top of foot) or worse, to your knee. Women tend to have weaker acl's that's why you see their bindings are lower. I've always liked a super tight binding, but have since reconsidered. I agree, the CWB hinge bindings are great for ease of entry/exit.
Old    vlx4me (vlx4me)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-05-2008, 8:40 AM Reply   
Thanks again for all the recommendations. I will give some of these a try, I just need something that will hold my foot down flat! Good info Chuck, I will keep that in mind! Thanks again guys
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-05-2008, 9:28 AM Reply   
Take a look at the 09 Byerly's if you can wait a month. I would also think the CWB Hinges would be good for what you are describing.

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