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Old     (vlxray)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-09-2005, 1:28 PM Reply   
Did anybody notice Danny Harf's bindings during the X-Games coverage? It looks like maybe that's his new boot for '06. A dude in my local shop said that he's been working with Hyperlite for some time now on his signature boot and I wondered if that's it.
Old    Andrew (atlsackedup)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-09-2005, 1:49 PM Reply   
I thought they were 2005 HL Murray's...although I could have been mistaken...hard to tell during the event.
Old    Andre DeLeon (cubanismo)      Join Date: Jan 2005       08-09-2005, 2:10 PM Reply   
I could've sworn they were the '05 Murray's, too.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-09-2005, 2:24 PM Reply   
they were definitely the '05 murrays.
Old    Wacko Jacko (melan_mobe)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-09-2005, 2:57 PM Reply   
Theyve been talking about him getting a pro boot for years now,...
Old    tige_kid            08-09-2005, 3:28 PM Reply   
In the new wbm there is an article about the Hyperlite Premeier with some black closed toe bindings.
Old     (vlxray)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-09-2005, 6:36 PM Reply   
I thought they might be the Murray's because of the color but I thought the lace system looked kind of different. The shop dude also told me that there was an old ad in WBM for PrePop that showed Harf riding a closed toe prototype. It seems like he should have a pro boot.
Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-09-2005, 6:47 PM Reply   
The Balck closed toes are the murrays.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-09-2005, 7:21 PM Reply   
They were def Murrays at X, but he does deserve his own boot
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-09-2005, 7:24 PM Reply   
Joe is right again!

Old    Andrew (atlsackedup)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-10-2005, 7:51 AM Reply   
Any reason why he would ride the regular Premier 141 over the DNA 141? Just curious.
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-10-2005, 8:37 AM Reply   
durabilty.
Old    Chad Seymour (chad52)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-11-2005, 9:24 AM Reply   
Lack of crappy pink graphics?

Old    Chris C (cboom12)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-11-2005, 12:46 PM Reply   
No pros ride DNA, I've been told it's because of weight. I mean why would durability be an issue they get boards for free. From what I've heard there may not be DNA in 06 but that could be just a rumor
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-11-2005, 12:57 PM Reply   
Chris.... Pretty sure it's a durability issue. Breaking boards weekly would get kinda old. Also, breaking a board in the middle of a comp doesn't work out so well. The DNA boards are actually lighter than the standard core, so why would weight be an issue?

Anyone else here that can wait to see what the deal is with Harfs new "closed toe" bindings?
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-11-2005, 1:00 PM Reply   
I echo your sediments Evan.
I may be wrong, but dont all the HL riders ride non-DNA boards in comps?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-11-2005, 1:01 PM Reply   
toolfan, you're not wrong at all. no pro rider rides dna in comp, simply 'cause of what evan said, that they don't want to break a board in the middle of a comp.
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-11-2005, 1:09 PM Reply   
cookie time!!!
Old    el doubleyou (lukewtwt)      Join Date: Apr 2003       08-11-2005, 2:00 PM Reply   
There will be no DNA for 2006. The new core is called "L7" and is supposedly a non-wood, lightweight foam version that has characteristics similar to the old DNA. All the pro models will be made with the "L7" core, and the lower end boards will use the traditional bio2 core.

While I can vouch for the additional pop that DNA gives you, the durability has been the reason that no pros use them, as stated many times above.

Also, the closed toe boots for 2006 are the Murray and 3DS. No word yet on the existence or characteristics of a Harf/Premier boot.

(Message edited by lukewtwt on August 11, 2005)
Old    GettingOlder (magellan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-11-2005, 2:02 PM Reply   
What! No Bio3?? I wanted more pop this year.!!
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-11-2005, 2:46 PM Reply   
lol

and isnt L7 a chick band?

(Message edited by toolfan on August 11, 2005)
Old    Nate Hudson (iamnathanhudson)      Join Date: Dec 2002       08-12-2005, 10:56 AM Reply   
heck yeah.....L7 rocks!!!!
Old    g_line            08-12-2005, 11:06 AM Reply   
Theres a pic of some new bindings (possibly harf's) in the new WBM. They talk about the new premier with harf and theres a pick of him with it and theres some closed toe boots on it. Not too bad looking actually. Nothing like the shane ones we've all seen.
Old    grinch            08-12-2005, 11:15 AM Reply   
I am glad that the bindings look good because the 06 graffix that wake.com.au had up for the new premiers looked really ugly

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