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Old     (Cisco)      Join Date: Apr 2010       12-05-2012, 11:01 PM Reply   
There is lots of discussion on this forum about the System bindings. Seems like some people just aren't believing the hype. The first doubts were cast back in September 2010 when we got a sneak peek from WBM

http://wakeboardingmag.com/features/...ystem-binding/

Hyperlite made the Murray System binding in 2011 and 2012. Shaun talks about the video in 2012 below, but that's not the juicy part.



On http://hyperlite.com/boots.php you will see that there are four different System boots, just like when they started making this binding, but in 2013 the Murray has been replaced by the Process (Nick Davies binding).

This video shows how Murray continues to progress year after year, unlike some pro riders I won't mention. I'm pretty sure that switch heelside 720 is a new trick for him. And I don't think I've ever seen a video of him grabbing a toeside 720 until now.



My screenshot shows him wearing the Team Bindings, which are clearly not System bindings. That means he tried Systems for two seasons and decided to ride something different in the end. These bindings were basically custom made for his feet, but Murray says he likes a comfortable boot and I agree. Systems give you more control because they are very stiff, and that's only one of the reasons I don't like them. But, they do make sense for cable riding.

Here is where it gets interesting. Hyperlite is trying to Jedi-mind-trick our foolish brains in this video. Dude says Wakeworld Voted the System bindings as "Innovation" of the year for 2011. (skip to 1:35)



This is true.

http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...s.html?page=15

Well, I also noticed that binding of the year in 2011 and 2012 was the Ronix One boot.

http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...s.html?page=10

http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...s.html?page=10

System bindings were not even voted second best boot or third best since they hit the market. Even with their snazzy new toe-caps. When dude says they won "innovation" of the year, he is trying to make you think his product is good. Hyperlite got a prize for being different, and maybe one day they will get a prize for making quality bindings. So does the rest of the team like Systems, or they just paid to wear them? We will never know.
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