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Old    Dave Sutherland (suthaforce)      Join Date: Feb 2004       05-24-2010, 11:34 AM Reply   
I am going to update from 08 LTD shanes to 2010s. Just curious as i haven't seen much narrative on them as far as flex and support. Can anyone tell me how the Shanes and Watsons are different.

Reason i ask is i suffered horrible chin splints all last summer and i have a bad achilies tendon. I love the way the Shanes ride, but may lean towards the Watsons if they are more supportive.
Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-24-2010, 2:36 PM Reply   
Dave. I can't speak for the new bindings, but my CT Watsons are a bit tight on my wide foot. I hear that the Shanes are better for wide feet.
Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       05-24-2010, 3:07 PM Reply   
The Watsons are going to be more stiff. My brother has the 08's and they are comfy, very stiff though, but I like that.
Old    Nic Aldinger (nicvtx1994)      Join Date: Sep 2009       05-24-2010, 5:23 PM Reply   
the 2010 ltd shanes are surprizing stiffer than the 08's. i had 08 ltd's and now have 2010 ltd shanes. i love them to bits!
Old    Stan Tanner (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-25-2010, 4:24 AM Reply   
I had shin splints so bad about 6-7 years ago I could hardly walk. I found stretching before every ride to really help. i haven't gotten them since. What helps me is to put one foot flat on the floor and lean forward stretching my calf muscle, I place the top of my other foot facing down and stretch the front of my leg at the same time . I do this every time along with stretching a lot of other muscles before I ride and it totally helps. Try to get in the habit of stretching before every ride and you'll be amazed at how much better you feel after riding. Last week I rode 6 out of 7 days and was only a little sore.
Old    Dave Sutherland (suthaforce)      Join Date: Feb 2004       05-25-2010, 6:26 AM Reply   
i went ahead with the Shanes, as i have been riding them for years and love the feel. Hoping the new features will help out with my legs.

Stan you couldn't be more correct. I broke my tib/fib a couple years ago that resulted in surgery which left me with a bad achilies tendon, had trouble with it all the time after exercising and especially after wakeboarding. Started stretching it everyday and it has been 80% better.

thanks for the info guys
Old    etang789 (etang789)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-25-2010, 8:11 AM Reply   
I had the 2008 Shane CT now switched to the 2010 Watson CT... I like the new binding is stiffer and lighter... feels much closer to the board, helps my edging as well

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